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Bernard Delor french craftsman, blacksmith and knifemaker - Oriental Blades

Oriental blades and arms

Ottoman empire dagger, damascus and gilded wood

Bernard Delor has undertaken a project dedicated to traditional oriental blades. This is his main activity in the domain usually known as "art-knife" making.

The project brings back to life old and mythic arms from the widest orient, from Arabia to Ottoman Empire, from Persia to India, China and Mongolia. Based on artistic thought focusing on crafts from each land, this proceeding is quite original : original designs, embellishments and finishings which need to couple many different gifts (forge welding, gilding, chiseling...), but still paying respects to tradition and taking inspiration from authentic ancient and collectable arms.

The collection has been shown :

- at the SICAC art knifeshow, 2004 and 2005, (France),

- each year since then, during the Thiers knifeshow (France),

- at the INDEX Dubai 2007 show, United Arab Emirates


Site dedicated to Oriental blades :

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