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

Salon de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage de Rambouillet 2017

From May 24 to 27, 2017, one of the most important hunting fairs in Europe, the Salon de...
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Feria Internacional de Artesanias – La Rural 2016

In December 2016 we had the opportunity to hold the International Handicrafts Fair in La...
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Vigencia Magazine

We were pleased to receive the journalists of the renowned magazine Vigencia, enjoy the...
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1° Contemporary cutlery – Fondo Nacional de Artes

On September 4, 2014, the National Handicrafts Competition of the Fondo Nacional de las...
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SICAC 2009

October 2 & 3, 2009: the 20th edition of the SICAC (Salon International du Couteau...
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Man vs. meteorite

Video made a few years ago, where I forged a damascus steel knife of meteorite....
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Work published in “La Passion des couteaux”

I am grateful to the magazine "La Passion des Couteaux" for the mention of the folding...
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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 from carefully selected pieces of old machinery.

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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