La Antigua Fragua
Prizes, interviews, videos and a look into some wonderful exhibitions.
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La Antigua Fragua, Argentina.
On September 4, 2014, the National Handicrafts Competition of the Fondo Nacional de las ARrtes was held, in which I was fortunate to be awarded with the 1st prize on Contemporary knife item. The work presented was, the "Chelco", a damascus steel blade twisted of 3...
October 2 & 3, 2009: the 20th edition of the SICAC (Salon International du Couteau d’Art et de Collection) took place at the “Maison du la Mutualite”, Paris, woth over 130 exhibitors from 23 different countries. It was a very enriching experience. It was the first...
Video made a few years ago, where I forged a damascus steel knife of meteorite. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAbIf3Li1go
I am grateful to the magazine "La Passion des Couteaux" for the mention of the folding of its own design "Antigua Fragua". (Registered design part Date: 1° T - 2012. N° 110
I gratitude with the 15° Salon Nacional de Creatividad y Diseño Artesanal authorities for awarding with 1° Prize: Traditional Knives - Forge - Metals sector and a special mention in order to value my work.
Guillermo Mendoza, "The Lord of the Knives". By Emilio Villarino Photos: Rafael Buding Published in Argentime Magazine, January 2009.
We thank MulataFilm and Canal Encuentro for proposing this project and carrying it out. A great job that can be seen as a short between schedules and advertisements on the channel.
I thank the journalist Alejandro Schang Viton, the photographer Mauro Roll and of course my friend Agostino Agamben, for making this article possible. Here's the link so they can read it: http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1495035-el-senor-de-los-cuchillos