Intended use: Collection
Type of production: Artisan by Maestro CIC Sergio Consoli
Lama production: Italy
Blade: full-tang in RWL-34 60 / 61HRC stainless steel
Blade treatment: -
Handle: carbon fiber
Blade length: 85mm.
Blade thickness: 4mm.
Length closed: 120mm.
Total length: 205mm.
Thick when closed: 19mm.
Closing: Liner Lock
Clip: carbon fiber
Notes: Handmade by Maestro Sergio Consoli - knife number 271 made in 2009
I currently make a limited number of knives a year and participate in some exhibitions, where among other things I have won my first prizes:
in 2005 at LAME SOTTO I PORTICI in Romano di Lombardia (BG) I was awarded the "best table on display"
always in the same year at the CULTER-EXPO in Novegro (MI) as "best folding knife"
moreover, I ranked second in the competition organized by LAME D'AUTORE magazine as the best fixed hunting blade
then in 2007 at "Scarperia" I won the third prize as the best closable
but above all again in 2007, I achieved, to my great satisfaction, the level of MASTER OF ITALIAN COLTELLINAI CORPORATION, recognition received at the first exam taken.
Presentation of the craftsman
Creating a hand knife is what I consider a real art form.
The satisfaction of seeing an object that comes from your own hands, that takes shape and that reaches mechanical, artistic and aesthetic perfection is what pays me more for all the hours of work and effort it takes to create a knife completely by hand.
The passion for "cutting irons" has always been in me since I was a child and has grown with me until the almost sudden decision to build my first knife on my own, it was a "need", almost an inner need that I couldn't put it off, my hands and my mind had to start creating, of course what I had always been passionate about ... the knife!
I started at 40, in 2003, practically self-taught, I had no manual work experience, but I had been a mechanical designer for many years and this allowed me to know perfectly the technique and all the various stages of mechanical processing.
Currently I am a member, with the rank of Maestro, which is the highest, of the Italian Knifemakers Guild, an association recognized all over the world for the seriousness and above all quality of execution that all its members must maintain over time.
What I do now is what I consider my art form ..., to create "handmade, hunting and collectible knives".
They are knives made entirely by hand, only with an infinite series of files, a small drill for the holes and a sander for the concave grinding of the blades, nothing else!
I make above all folding knives, which satisfy more my desire to build perfect mechanical objects and perfection in the smallest details, even inside where they cannot be seen, is what distinguishes a hand-made knife from an industrially made one .
The mechanics must then be made in the best possible way, without counting the hours of work, only in this way the final result is guaranteed.
Of course, over the years I have refined my technique and currently I have improved even more the mechanics by inserting a system of ball bearings on the blade rotation, which guarantee an absolutely perfect seal and allow the blade to close and open without the slightest friction and with an incredible sweetness.
With regard to the blades, I am experimenting with new types of hardening, which give hardnesses of 62-63 HRC and allow exceptional wire holding and cutting quality for all types of use.
Pathically I make all the knives on my initial design, they are all unique pieces made completely by hand down to the smallest details, one at a time, only in this way, in my opinion, a knife can be considered "handmade".
Regarding the materials that I use, I can say that for the blades I prefer RWL34 steel which is sintered from powders and guarantees the total absence of internal defects, sometimes I also use damask, both stainless steel and carbon, for the uniqueness 'that they donate to the knife, since each damask is always different from another.
For the handles, one of the most beautiful materials is the mammoth tooth, which can be found in a variety of colors, all beautiful, I also use the fossil ivory of mammoth, various briars, titanium and carbon fiber.
Most of the knives, however, are made entirely of steel, in order to then be engraved, always and rigorously by hand, to transform the knife even more into a real work of art ...