Peter Pfaffinger afterwards (pics down there). Now Peter is a very accomplished craftsman making knives meticulously by hand, in Aschau in the county of Bayern. He knows everything there is about the cultural aspect of those German ritual knives, and his homepage shows this. He told me that the gentleman above stole a design on his homepage, a magical symbol named the "Drudengatterl", to use as a master´s mark. To prove it he pointed out a pixle error in the picture on his homepage that is identical to a flaw in the mark and the corporate identity. Unfortunately I must say that he is right, and this, in my humble opinion, is very unfair. I have talked to Peter a lot and I would think he would offer any help he could offer if someone would be really interested in making ritual knives lovingly and promoting an aspect of German culture. It is a sad thing that the gentleman above would not have asked.
What makes me sad is that they both make knives that shall mean more to their owner. The knives are, from a material aspect, only different in that Peter produces one-of-a-kind works of art, and the gentleman above reasonable user knives at a bargain price. But there´s something more to it. Those are ritual knives, and thusly they are more of a story told than an everyday artifact. One tells a story of traditional spirituality, the other bows to Mammon. We could do with more honest stories apart from the lies of the moneygod. So, in my opinion, we should stick together instead of quarrelling about lawsuits, if we are craftsmen that want to tell a story in a cold world. Peter does. The other seems to be bending the truth. If you don´t know the difference between a story and a lie, contemplate again.
knifemaking and simply well-made knives. He sells blades from Pakistani damascus and German - made damascus from Tirpitz armour alongside. He calls them what they are: The ones are bargain user knives, the others high-perfomance custom blades for the conoisseur. No problem with that. I got myself some mosaic pins.
Rainer Grösche, and he is a perfectionist and full-time knifemaker living in Werl in Germany.
Katzek55k corporation Solinge, where I dropped by the other day, I came across those novel knives. You can always rely on Mr. Morsbach to come up with some revolutionary, but always very, very knowledgeable and sensible ideas. Those little hunting knives come with 1.4153 Niolox blades, which are smelted with Niobium to make for an extremely fine grain structure. Mr. Morsbach also is one of the last craftsmen in Solingen capable of doing a "Kesselschen Walkschliff", a high convex bevel to zero edge line. With this steel it is possible forthe first time to do this sensibly to a stainless steel knife. I hope to do a full article soon on this knife!
Jagdgalerie. Visit his homepage and enjoy!
red fox company.
Wilddieb booth, a herbal liquor that is really good for you;-).
Bogenzeit booth again to dream about one day being an archer myself.;-) A longbow I have already made...
order of falconers.
And this is a great way to get around in the woods... if you tend towards driving...
Ed Mahony knives
Look above for a continuation!