Poratelli Flavio via
Rossini 14 Bovisio.M 20030 MI Italy
I construct knives for my pleasure and the pleasure of
those who will possess them. I love life outdoors - Bow Hunting, fishing and the
mountains. I have practiced mountain climbing for twenty years and
In the beginning I enjoyed this with my wife
Marilena. With the arrival of my sons we enjoy many things together as a family.
When my sons wanted to find employment not far from home it was an easy step for
them. I am proud to say my sons Nicolo and Francesca are knifemakers
I am by profession a carpenter and have completed art studies. This
experience I transfer to my blades. I sold my first knife in 1995. In 1997 I was
admitted to the CORPORAZIONE ITALIANA COLTELLINAI (The Italian Knifemakers
Guild). In May of 1999. I achieved MASTER status. I primarily use the stock
removal method for my blades.
I use ATS-34, RWL34 and commercial
Damascus. The value of my knives comes from the working of the knives and the
materials I use. I like to work with a variety of materials. I like to try
several different designs. I have made swords, katanas and Persians.
prefer making integrals to make interesting handles and use many different
materials. I look at a piece of steel and try to imagine the blade that will
come from it. I prefer to make custom orders.
creato nel Febbraio 2000