Anso, Jens

I have been a knifemaker since 1988 and have been fulltime since 2001. I started making knives in 1988 after reading an article in an old issue of Popular Mechanics and I made my first knife out of a big file using a benchgrinder and a drillpress as the only powertools. It was big and crude but I was very proud. Since then I have been hooked on knifemaking. My knowledge in knifemaking comes from reading books and magazines about knifemaking, corresponding with other knifemakers and not the least learning by trial and error. I also credit the various forums about knives and knifemaking both for information, customers and friends.I have always had a great interest in craftsmanship and get inspired by all sorts of things ranging from traditional Japanese carpentry to modern architecture. I have a master degree in Industrial Design which has helped me a lot in refining my knife designs. After graduating I decided to become a fulltime maker and although it has been hard at times I have never looked back. I like being able to do what I like the most and enjoy being my own boss. I feel very fortunate that I can make a living of something I love so much. My workshop is my cave. I love being in the shop surrounded by tools and materials. Being able to do creative work everyday is a blessing. I like working from home which means I can spend more time with my family and work when I want.Besides knifemaking I have a few other interests when time permits. I have been rock climbing for some time and really enjoy the thrill of it. So far I have only been climbing on artificial walls since mountains are pretty scarce in Denmark but I love the thrill of it. Shooting handguns is another passion I have. I like the almost meditative state of mind it demands which really makes you relax and focus but also enjoy a little bit of "action shooting". I have some good advice for future knifemakers. If you don't want to make your second knife, don't make the first. All the people I know who have made a knife have been completely hooked. I know for sure that I am. "

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  1. Solo - Jens Anso Design
    Solo - Jens Anso Design
    By: Anso, Jens, Boker
    Date Added: 07/16/18
    Price: $160.00
  2. Solo - Jens Anso Design
    Solo - Jens Anso Design
    By: Anso, Jens, Boker
    Date Added: 07/16/18
    Price: $160.00
  3. Haddock
    Haddock
    By: Anso, Jens
    Date Added: 07/13/18
    Price: $1,050.00 Sale Price: $900.00
  4. Neo
    Neo
    By: Anso, Jens
    Date Added: 07/09/18
    Price: $1,595.00
  5. Monte Carlo
    Monte Carlo
    By: Anso, Jens
    Date Added: 07/09/18
    Price: $695.00
  6. Carabiner V.3
    Carabiner V.3
    By: Anso, Jens
    Date Added: 06/25/18
    Price: $200.00
  7. Millenium - Bronze Ivy Scales (1 of 2)
    Millenium - Bronze Ivy Scales (1 of 2)
    By: Anso, Jens
    Date Added: 06/22/18
    Price: $2,500.00
  8. Monte Carlo
    Monte Carlo
    By: Anso, Jens
    Date Added: 05/25/18
    Price: $895.00 Sale Price: $795.00
  9. Barbar - Titanium
    Barbar - Titanium
    By: Anso, Jens
    Date Added: 05/10/18
    Price: $75.00
  10. Prybar12
    Prybar12
    By: Anso, Jens
    Date Added: 02/20/18
    Price: $135.00
  11. GMP3
    GMP3
    By: Anso, Jens, Vox Knives, Giant Mouse Knives
    Date Added: 06/29/18
    Price: $475.00
  12. Neo with San Mai and Timascus
    Neo with San Mai and Timascus
    By: Anso, Jens
    Date Added: 06/29/18
    Price: $2,500.00
  13. Neo
    Neo
    By: Anso, Jens
    Date Added: 06/26/18
    Price: $1,395.00
  14. Orso Prototype
    Orso Prototype
    By: Anso, Jens, BladeShow 2018
    Date Added: 06/06/18
    Price: $1,895.00
  15. Monte Carlo
    Monte Carlo
    By: Anso, Jens, BladeShow 2018
    Date Added: 06/05/18
    Price: $1,095.00

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