LF&C 1918 Cast Aluminum Knuckle Handle. New from maker.
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LF&C 1918 Cast Aluminum Knuckle Handle. New from maker.
Overall Length 4.25
Weight (oz) 4.7
Source From maker
Handle Material Metallic
What brought a young French women like me to knives and ironwork?Is it my childhood in a remote place of France, spending days in the woods with my pony and a knife, or because I was the lonely reader of too many adventure books? Is it because I found it to deadly boring to go to university or because I was seriously preferring the fishes to the tourists I was teaching scuba diving to? I always carried utility knives, I bought a Vendetta at 7 and it sure was a great companion when I used to hitch hick! What really got me was the sound of metal. I discovered practicing medieval sword fighting in a theater stunt company. Then I wanted more: more of the sound, more the feeling of the steel in my hand, I climbed a mountain, found an old cranky master and drop everything to dedicate my life to the art of forging. I was 22; it is more than 10 years ago now.I learned knivemaking all around workshops in France for a couple of years, and then I found an apprenticeship in wrought ironwork because forging was my call. I learned, and then I traveled the world for a very high hand French company, designing and installing gates and balustrades in palaces. I went to art school, and worked with some of the greatest interior designers. I learned how to find freedom of creation in restrictions of material needs, and that taught me a lot about knife designing. Meanwhile I built my workshop for when I would be ready, and I learned about myself on the mat. I won some titles in yoseikan budo, and then fought in kick boxing, I worked a lot in the USA where I seriously practiced MMA. When I got a national French title I thought I was ready to learn how to fight with a knife, I encountered Fred Perrin and started working with him. It took all that for me to dare showing my production. I want my knives practical and functional. For outdoors living or urban environment, for everyday carry, or for self defense, whatever the purpose of use they have to meet the needs. I forge a lot a second hand steel, for it has been the use in the smith trade for a long time when metal was rare. Car spring steal, old agricultural tools (carbon steel 5160, 1095, 1075), cables and chains for Damascus. I like to do with what I found, and I also like the different sections it comes into, allowing the use of wrought ironwork techniques. Very often I just try to underline the strong beauty of the steel itself, I like bare metal like a solemn landscape, temper lines like horizon, rainbows in titanium, I try to make elegant but efficient tools, and my style is what I call tactical chic.
Landers, Frary & Clark was a housewares company based in New Britain, Connecticut. It operated from 1865 until its assets were sold to the General Electric company in 1965. They manufactured a wide variety of products over the years, including stainless steel bull-nose rings and electric ranges, kitchen scales and vacuum bottles, window hardware and ice skates, mouse traps and percolators, can openers, corkscrews, cutlery, straight razors, aluminum cookware, and thousands of other products.