LaForgeVagabonde

Handmade knives entirely handmade

Désaignes, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Last updated on Jul 8, 2017

Welcome to the Forge Vagabonde shop!
The post office LA poste of the village has just reopened, so it is again possible to send you your orders quickly.

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About LaForgeVagabonde

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From horizontal forge to vertical forging

Always passionate about knives, I started forging in Mayotte in 2008 by chance of a meeting. I then followed a training in cutlery and traditional mahoran forge.
Later, Zacharia, my master or fundi (the one who knows) offered me to continue my initiation at his home. So I was his student I started learning how to make shombo, a traditional Mahoran cutting tool forged in truck spring blades.
At Zacharia's, as with all the blacksmiths on the island, the forge is on the ground: a hole on the ground, a manual bellows, a piece of rail as an anvil, coconut charcoal and off you go!

Subsequently, I tried to acquire some equipment and began to forge for myself: knives, my knives. From there, I worked right to left, at friends' houses, in vacant lots. I took my anvil and everything I needed everywhere I went, in the trunk of my car. I had become a wanderer of the forge.

Back in France, after 4 years spent in Mayotte, I finally have the opportunity to work at home, where the forge has become vertical and where coal has replaced charcoal, which has itself been replaced by gas. It is standing that I embarked on the adventure of damascus and I take a pleasure each time renewed during the revelation of my blades.

The blades I forge today are far from the shombos, yet I have kept from my learning the spirit of "recovery" and the habit of working with little material.
Each of my creations is unique in the form and materials used.
All my knives are made with love and in the continuous quest to improve my technique.

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