Knife-making is one of the oldest and nicest craft. Even the cavemen tried to get some tools for cutting and skinning, that is why the names of certain periods of the age were given after this craft. For example: Stone Age (Palaeolithic and Neolithic period), Brass-, Bronze-, and the Iron Age. They all refer to the material used for knife making at certain ages.
Many years of experience, good masters, manual skills and diligence are essential for this varied trade. For knife making, our family use simple, traditional tools and instruments, detailed handicraft and we keep the strict technological rules as well.
The complex work process starts with selecting the suitable steel. We have a great assortment of them:
Different types of Damascus steel
The next steps are cutting the steel to the necessary size and shape, drilling it where it is needed, hammering and grinding it. Then we decorate the blades and strike our trademark into the material, make them even and temper them. Tempering consists of at least two steps: first we harden the blades, and then on the suitable temperature we decrease the strain in the material. The final steps are finer grinding, polishing, shining and sharpening.
We use only natural materials for the handles: walnut wood, exotic wood, fallen deer-antlers, and bones, cattle- and buffalo-horn. Wooden handles are decorated with bone-inlays and brass-rivets, scrimshawing and other techniques. Bone handles are made individual with traditional engraving, scrimshawing by ourselves.
In our products, the traditional motives of Hungarian Folk Art come to life again, such as the rooster, peacocks, galloping steed, archer on horseback, camp-fire, shepherd and village inn scenes, Hungarian shepherd dogs (Kuvasz, Puli, Komondor). Our knives being made such way have a particular feeling and become speciality in the eyes of experts and collectors.