|Birger Dahl Jepsenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Read my paper on knifemaking:
|Who can call himself a knifemaker ??|
My name is Birger Dahl Jepsen, and I was born in 1952. All through my schooldays I was the nightmare of the woodwork teacher. I have, through all my life, been known as the guy who will always succeed in splitting at least one of the boards, when I try to nail two boards together.
I spent a week in the summer of 92 together with a Norwegian knife maker, who forgot to ask me about my qualifications before he started me cutting my first knife.
To everyones surprise - including my own - it turned out to be a both handsome and very useful knife.
Since then I have made approx. 20 knives. Im very much engaged in design and visual appearance. A knife should be a delight to the eye as well as a pleasure to hold. And I like it better if "the knife chooses its owner" - not the other way around.
I like to paute my sheaths, and they are always sewn directly on the knife in order to make the knife and the sheath form a whole and create a consistent design.
I like to exchange views and experiences about making and using knives.
Handle masurbirch. Hand forged blade, 7 cm long. Total knife length 19 cm.
|Handle made from lime wood. Blade forged by Knut Dahl, length 4.5 cm. Total length 17 cm.|
|Handle made from masurbirch, blade hand forged, laminated, length 5.4 cm. Total length 17 cm.|