"You will find in this
personal gallery some knives produced during the last
10 years. They are not sorted in the chronological
order, they are just some technical & style references.
I realize now, after folding the photos of this gallery,
the importance and the attraction of the metal that
I unconsciously use as a support and a pretext. Naturally,
the precious woods, fossil materials and horn, as
well as Micarta or other modern materials find their
place, but the omnipresence of metal is indisputable.
My last knife the "XYZ" will not contradict me.
Making knives is relatively simple;
this is, in fact, the sum of series of small simple
operations to be done in a certain order. The last
operation, generally sharpening, can be critical.
But obtaining the result that you were expecting,
is not as obvious, in particular if you want to associate
aesthetic, originality and solidity in your creation.
Respecting this "trinome" is what I try to do... after
how many dismantlings and resumptions, sometimes temptation
to abandon, with burns and pains of the hands after
a hard day of work.
So, when you have the possibility
to observe and to purchase knives made by a craftsman,
imagine they are the sum of thoughts, "savoir-faire",
time and love of nice works that the knifemaker wants
to transmit in order to give you the pleasure to appreciate
this meticulous object. By your approach, you return
to the maker some of the passion he invested in this
I would like to take advantage of
this occasion to thank all my clients, because many
of them became friends, by their choices and their
encouragement to continue. Thank You."