One of the thing not described in most descriptions of the Blade Show are the interactions with artists. Yes, artists.
I was so busy looking at knives I didn’t recognize Sandra Brady selecting beautiful warthog ivory-handled knives from Arno Bernard. https://arnobernard.com/
Arno Bernard lives in South Africa and makes amazing knives. These will become Sandra’s canvas. Sandra Brady is a fantastic scrimshaw artist. I have, or rather my wife has, one of her pieces and it is stunning. https://sandrabradyart.com.
I asked her if the Bernard knives were part of a project, and she said no, she wanted them for future commissions. Her display held a wide subject range of scrimshaw art.
“What’s your favorite subject to work on?”
After a moment, she told me, “I like doing eagles and hawks, but I love a challenge.”
I love my unadorned Arno Bernard. I saw Frank Karl, author of this blog and a Knife Magazine writer, at Blade, but it was a briefer than usual interaction.View Linked Article