Nataliya Grebenschikova (grebenschikova) wrote,
Nataliya Grebenschikova

Ron Lake. Francesco Pachi.

Продолжаем знакомство с Great Persons in the World of Knives уже во второй части.

Дополняем Галерею Работ Мастеров, о которых я уже писала и, конечно же, добавляем новые Имена.

As you know Francesco Pachi and me introduce our new project about Great Persons in the World of Knives.

The name of Francesco Pachi is well known for knife masters and not only for them.
A talented man is talented in any craft, so Francesco is known not only with his knife masterpieces highly appreciated by collectors: for a long time he was the head of, probably, one of the most famous knife Guilds in the world, the Italian Knife Guild.
Besides, he makes amazing photographs appreciated by collectors not less than his knives.
Currently he his occupied with photography only. But still the knife world, be these real knives, photographs, exhibitions, books, or anything else, here are his world and his life.

Франческо Паки и я представляем вам наш новый совместный проект.
Пожалуй, на сегодняшний день Франческо, в прошлом знаменитый найфмейкер, является самым известным фотографом, передать ножи для съёмки которому, уже большая честь.

Ни для кого не секрет, что ножи, которые появлятся в Каталогах,"приобретают дополнительную ценность".

Мы вместе с Франческо хотим рассказать вам о Людях, которые стоят за этими ножами.

Сейчас мы взяли подборку за несколько лет и готовы пригласить вас в удивительный мир - the world of custom knives.

Today about Ron Lake

Classic Interframe #3
Handle style and size as in #1, with 14K yellow gold tab release, handle frame made of 416 stainless steel.
 Geometric Art Deco inlay in phenolic with 14K yellow gold, ivory colored celluloid and mother of pearl decorative embellishments.
14K gold tab release is the last gold tab release by Ron Lake.
All folding knives are made under US patent #3-786-509 and are furnished with a Moroccan goat skin pouch.
Работа была представлена на AKI 2015.
Рон Лэйк родился в 1941 году в штате Иллинойс. По праву считается "отцом современного найфмейкерства" и является одним из самых дорогих найфмейкеров.
Рон был специалистом по изготовлению мастер-моделей автооборудования и электроаппаратуры, когда его коллега (53 года тому) не обратился к нему с просьбой помочь в восстановлении ритуального кинжала, пострадавшего во время пожара.
Откликнувшись на просьбу Лэйк настолько увлёкся процессом, что после реставрации кинжала сделал ещё и пару ножей для себя. Вот так стечение обстоятельств ( судьба, проведение, карма и т.п ) подарило Миру Гениального Мастеру. А Мастеру - огромное количество почитателей его таланта.

В сотрудничестве с компанией CRKT  Рон создал систему L.B.S. - Lock Back Safety System. Благодаря Рону сорок лет тому  появился и концепт Inter-Frame:  фрагменты рукоятки изготавливаются из хрупкого материала и обрамляются стальной рамой.
Также следует упомянуть и о рычажке Tail-Lock - замке с рычажком в задней части рукояти.
Замок от Рона Tab-Lock, который по сути усовершенствованный Back-Lock, тоже интересен и используется именитыми мастерами.


Labeled by sportswriter B.R Hughes, as the "Father of the Modern Day Folding Knife," Ron Lake has been making knives for nearly 50 years.
His working career started in 1960 after obtaining a machine tool degree.  He was first employed as a model/pattern maker in an electrical products manufacturing company where projects included naval sonar equipment.  He then worked for ten years at a parts manufacturer making prototypes for the aviation and automotive industry.
In 1965 he set up a small workshop in his garage and started making knives as a hobby in his spare time after work.  Ron's first knives were mostly fixed blade hunting knives, crude by comparison to his work just a few years later, and in 1970 he designed and produced the first ever Tail-Lock "Interframe" folder.  The design employed a machined metal frame in which the handle material was housed, thus protecting the handle material and making for a stronger knife.  Additionally, placing the tab at the end of the lock bar gave the user a mechanical advantage.  At that time these design elements were recognized as major advancements in folding knives.  Ron joined the knifemakers' guild in 1971 and became a full time maker the following year.  His signature style knife was patented in 1974, and he was elected to the Cutlery Hall of Fame in 1998.

Ron Lake's knives have always displayed a very clean and minimal aesthetic with the utmost emphasis on craftsmanship and precision.  The Interframe folder has stood the test of time; nearly fifty years later this patented design remains one of the most recognized knife forms.  There are Lake Interframe folders housed in the collections at the Smithsonian Museum and the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN.  Ron has multiple patents & trademarks, has designed knives for companies including Coast Cutlery, CRKT and Schrade, has contributed information to articles in magazines and books, and freely gives advice to young knifemakers.
Although Ron no longer takes orders for his custom knives, and only makes a few a year, he does attend shows including the East Coast Custom Knife Show, the Arts in Metal show and The Art Knife Invitational.  He is also actively designing and producing a patented, limited edition knife that is exquisitely crafted in Italy.


25. Sergio Ramondetti - “RAMON” -

+ 2 part:

Pekka Tuominen
Juergen Steinau
Richard Tesarik
Tashi Bharucha, Samuel Lurquin
Ron Appleton

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