La Antigua Fragua

ARTISAN-MADE KNIVES

Guillermo Mendoza
La Antigua Fragua

“Don Pedro passed on his passion for knife-making to me. Today that my grandfather is not here, I continue to work different metals, emotions and values into each one of my pieces.”

INTERVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS

SICAC 2009

These are some of the knives I presented in the SICAC 2009, two Creoles mosaic made only...
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Man vs. meteorite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAbIf3Li1go
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Work published in “La Passion des couteaux”

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Corsega

I had the opportunity of forging a damasque knife in the wonderful island of Corsega....
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VIDEO: the forge

Video edited for the "Salon de la Chasse de Rambouillet" exhibition. May...
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EXPO: France

In March 2009, Guillermo Mendoza traveled to France to exhibit his work at the fishing...
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1st Prize: Traditional knives – Forge

I gratitude with the 15° Salon Nacional de Creatividad y Diseño Artesanal authorities...
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GUILLERMO MENDOZA, ARTISAN

Every afternoon I’d drop by the workshop, where a 7-ft tall man of gentle eyes would carefully organize the pieces of some old machine that had broken down in the field. That man was my grandfather.

Patiently, over the years, he passed on his love and knowledge of metals to me. At the other end of the room was the forge, whispering all her secrets…

Today that Don Pedro is not here, I continue to work into each one of my pieces a number of different metals, emotions and values, evoking his words and that strong handshake with my life-long friend.

Thank you, Grandfather!

RECENT WORK

Damascus Steel Knives

Unique pieces crafted in the style of the age-old technique used in the making of swords.

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Recyled Steel Knives

Original knives made of carefully selected pieces of old machinery, matched with wood and other special materials.

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Stainless Steel Knives

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THANK YOU

I’d like to thank my wife and children who have always encouraged me to persue what I love: thank you for your tolerance, for taking care of me and sharing my passion in everything I create.

My artisan friends who welcomed me into their world and whom I learn from every day. And Victoria, the artist who’s brought this site to life.

Thank you so much!
Guillermo Mendoza