Arpad Bojtos is one of the best art knives makers worldwide and he belongs to the circle of the most talented ones. His creativity is immense, his work is fabulous and his finish is superb. Living in Lucenec Slovakia he is in knife making since 1990. He combines deep carving and sculputuring just using hand tools to craft these extraordinary sole authorship works.
´My primary profession was an economist. Although it was not the profession of my dreams, I liked to travel and in the former Czechoslovakia it gave me the opportunity to visit some foreign countries where I lived for 5 years. I am a full-time knifemaker since 1990. In 1991 I visited my first knife show in Bern, Switzerland. Since this time I am taking part in many shows in Europe and USA. Since 1996 I am the member of The Knifemakers' Guild.
As I am doing rather elaborate art knives with a lot of carving or sculpturing and I am using mostly hand tools [chisels, hammers...] I am not able to do more than 6 - 10 knives per year. To my favourite themes belong animals, natural nations, mythology and history. You can see most of these subjects on my knives, too.
Concerning the materials, I like to use stainless steels [ATS 34, 440 C] or damascus steel for handles various fossil materials and nice wood. Some of my knives are inlayed by gold, silver and some alloys of these metals.´
Arpad Bojtos received a couple of awards at various knife shows. Here are some examples:
1995 - Most Innovative of the ECCKS in New York
1996 - 2nd place award of the Knives Illustrated on Espolama Knife Show in Lugano Switzerland
1997 - Special award of the jury of the ECCKS New York
1998 - 2004 - Various awards in The Bratislava Knife Show, Slovakia and Brno Knife Show, Czech Republic
2005 - 22nd Annual W.W.Cronk memorial art knife award 'the Best Art Knife of the Show' in the Knifemakers Guild Show, Orlando, Florida
Here are some publications where his works are shown:
A. E. Hartink, Messen Encyclopedie , 1999 Rebo Productions b. v. Lisse; Translated to various languages, in English "The Knife Encyclopedia"
A.E. Hartink, Grote Messen Encyclopedie, 2005 Rebo Productions, b.v. Lisse; Translated to various languages, in English" The Great Knife Encyclopedia"
David Darom, Art and Design in Modern Custom Fixed-Blade Knives, Saviolo Publishing House, Vercelli, Italy
Ken Warner & Bruce Voyles: Knives Digest , the Knife Book for the 21st Century, Two Knife Guys Publishing, Chattanooga, Tennessee
since 1996 in each Annual Knives, edited by Joe Kertzman, Krause Publications
BLADE 1995 September
BLADE 2002 October
BLADE 2003 January - Profile in Steel
BLADE 2004 June
BLADE 2004 July
BLADE 2005 December
Knives Illustrated, 2000 April
Knives Illustrated, 2000 December
Knives Illustrated, 2002 April
Knives Illustrated, 2003 April
Knives Illustrated, 2004 October
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Arpad Bojtos is a member of THE KNIFEMAKERS´ GUILD.