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ArtesaniaHerreros - Greetings from Spain!

Post by ArtesaniaHerreros » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:53 pm

Good day guys!

My name is José Antonio Herreros. I am a knife and pocket knives artisan from Spain.

It has been more than 44 years when I started making my own knives (when I was 13 years old) and today I can proudly name myself as an "amateur" (every day you learn something new) artisan. I have been working with the most famous and finest cutlery brands from Spain, thanks to that, I have been awarded with the most important titles inside the Spanish handmade cutlery.

Recently, I decided to make my own webpage http://www.artesaniaherreros.es/en/ since the Spanish handmade cutlery is disappearing. Sadly, I have to start from cero since I have no photos (or the ones I have are really old) of my oldest creations, but, I try to keep the webpage updated with more products (with quality photos), videos, etc. so one day I could proudly look at it as my own catalogue.

I have attached you a few photos of my latest products, they are just a little glimpse of my daily work, but I hope you like it.

Thanks a lot to everyone who told me on facebook about this marvelous forum, and thanks everyone for letting me part of this awesome community!

Greetings from Spain - José Antonio Herreros, Knives and folding knives artisan from Spain.

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Post by sammy the blade » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:53 pm

Nice work, welcome to talkblade.

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Post by gravknife » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:10 pm

Jose

Welcome to talkblade.

It's great to have a knifemaker join at anytime and to have them show work from different countries.It shows people just what's out there in design and quality from around the world.

I absolutely love the Spanish knives you have made and would be proud to have any in my knife collection .Beautiful work and each a real great user knife 8)

I have been looking at the older Spanish knives but they always fetch a lot of money as they are beautifully handmade.and often unique pieces


I know you probably aren't allowed to make switchblades in Spain nowadays but I would also love any of the knives you have shown here made into a switchblade.I am sure others would agree.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us ,great to have you here

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Post by gravknife » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:24 pm

Jose
By the way ... On the first picture
What is the end tube that conceals the blade tip made of ?
Is it difficult to make?
I have an old Spanish knife like your example that needs one and I am struggling to find one for it .

Thanks

Ian
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Post by ArtesaniaHerreros » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:58 pm

sammy the blade wrote:Nice work, welcome to talkblade.
Thank you Sammy!
gravknife wrote:Jose

Welcome to talkblade.

It's great to have a knifemaker join at anytime and to have them show work from different countries.It shows people just what's out there in design and quality from around the world.

I absolutely love the Spanish knives you have made and would be proud to have any in my knife collection .Beautiful work and each a real great user knife 8)

I have been looking at the older Spanish knives but they always fetch a lot of money as they are beautifully handmade.and often unique pieces


I know you probably aren't allowed to make switchblades in Spain nowadays but I would also love any of the knives you have shown here made into a switchblade.I am sure others would agree.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us ,great to have you here

gravknife
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Dear Gravknife, on the first place thanks for you kind words and your warn welcome!

Regarding your question, you are totally right, we are not allowed to manufacture switchblades, or at least not anymore, it is a concealed weapon and it is banned 100%. Even if I mamage to manufacture one, once I ship it my parcel got scanned by our National Post service employees and the Civil Guard, so if they detect any kind of irregularity they will hold it forever.

I have heard there's a Italian maker that sells classic switchblades separately, the switchblade from one side, the blade from another and the spring in another separate parcel. I haven't tried that myself but I am 100% sure it won't work for me haha.

If any day I manage to manufacture one you will be the one to see it! it's a great idea and I will study it!
gravknife wrote:Jose
By the way ... On the first picture
What is the end tube that conceals the blade tip made of ?
Is it difficult to make?
I have an old Spanish knife like your example that needs one and I am struggling to find one for it .

Thanks

Ian
Regarding the second question, it's called "rebajo" in Spanish, the most accurated translation is "lower bolster". The ones on the image are made of brass, handmade and manually hammered with a lot of caution and precision. It's a hard process that has to be made carefully.

I will upload a tutorial to youtube showing how a classic Spanish folding knife is made, but it will take time I afraid. Meanwhile, on the following video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9zFTYi_nmo you could how the rebajo looks like (it's the same folding knife but this one is made from polished deer stag antler).

My advise for you is to purchase some brass plate, cut it and adjust it to your folding knife, then using a hammer round it carefully. It's a delicate process but I think you will figure out how to make a decent one on a few tries!

P.S: stunning collection you got there mate!
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You can visit my website on https://artesaniaherreros.es/en/.

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Post by gravknife » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:14 pm

Jose

Thanks for the advice and help my freind.I will fix it one day as I love the shape and style of these Spanish knives.
I will also take a look at your links shortly.

Once again its great to have you here and I will really look forward to taking a proper look at your website .There are some great people here who also make knives like yourself and many great knives for you to take a look at .

All the best from England

Ian

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Post by TRYKER » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:45 pm

WELCOME FROM MASS !!!
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Post by whippersnapper » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:12 am

Hello and welcome!

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Post by ArtesaniaHerreros » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:48 pm

gravknife wrote:Jose

Thanks for the advice and help my freind.I will fix it one day as I love the shape and style of these Spanish knives.
I will also take a look at your links shortly.

Once again its great to have you here and I will really look forward to taking a proper look at your website .There are some great people here who also make knives like yourself and many great knives for you to take a look at .

All the best from England

Ian
Thank you Ian! I have looking around and there are some stunning works! really well made knives and folding knives which I can only dream with!

If you need help anytime just let me know!

Best from Spain!
whippersnapper wrote:Hello and welcome!
Thanks Tryker :)!
whippersnapper wrote:Hello and welcome!
Thanks man!!
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