“5 from the Grinder” with Imre Palcsesz (Angelero Manufacturing)

The latest installment of our 5 from the Grinder series comes from all the way over in Hungary. Imre Palcsesz was introduced to us by guest-poster “Switchblade”, and we are glad he did. Imre makes some pretty sweet knives, and while his English might not be perfect, craftsmanship is a universal language. Thanks for participating Imre!

 

First, in a few sentences, please introduce yourself and let us know what led you to making/designing knives.

Hello. My name is Imre Palcsesz and I make knives for more than 10 years, in full time for a couple of years. I have grown up near to a large prairie in Hungary, where the knife was needed in the every day carry. That’s where everything started… This environment determined me to the conception of my life. Later I studied for mechanical engineer, where I studied metallurgy thoroughly. That’s why I make the heat treatment of all my knives myself. So, I can control every workflow of knifemaking.

Scandinavian-style one-off

Question 1: What knifemaker(s) or designer(s) have had the biggest influence on you? Do you have any mentors?

It’s a hard question. I like many styles relatively and I saw many things from other knifemakers, I learned a lot, if nothing else but the conception of his life. So, it’s hard to choose one person or style, but if I have to, I would say Ferenc Kocsis’s works, Bob Loveless’s stlye, Jens Anso’s designed folders or Pekka Tuominen’s puukkos.

“Stout”

Question 2: What is your favorite knife pattern or style from history?

I haven’t got one, but I like the pure styles, not the gratuitously beautiful knives.

Question 3: What is the next big thing in knifemaking? / What direction do you see the industry going?

I think the communication with the customers become more important, we have to get the customers closer to the knifemakers.

Question 4: Is there a knife from your lineup that you feel best exhibits who you are as a knifemaker/designer in terms of design elements, aesthetic or techniques used?

As I wrote before, I make many styles of knives, but I like the Nessmuk-kind humpbacked blades, and I like combine the Loveless style and my style.

Question 5: What is your EDC and why?

It would be good if I wrote something witty here. But I’m a frugal man. J Mostly I have a less well done Angelero knife in my pocket.”

 


You can check out more of Imre’s work at his website or the Angelero Manufacturing Facebook Page.

If you are a knifemaker or know a knifemaker that would like to be featured in a future 5 from the Grinder post, please send an email to thetruthaboutknives@gmail.com

comments

  1. Cadeyrn says:

    Gorgeous work!

  2. John F. MacMichael says:

    He says he “…likes the pure styles…”. Judging by the pictures here Mr. Palcsesz has mastered a beautiful pure style in his knife making. Very fine!

  3. John F. MacMichael says:

    By the way, a question about the pictures with Questions 4 and 5: is that a boar’s tusk the knives are propped up on?

    1. Thank John! That tusk? That was from Warthog.

  4. cmeat says:

    some nice things from there: hungaroring, vizsla, pannonia, csepel, sa85m, pa63 and pamela jean kassnar’s favorite 9hp.

  5. Sam L. says:

    NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE. I love the first one and it’s matching sheath!

  6. stuartb says:

    Great designs (especially the knife with the RAT patch) and nice response to the EDC question

  7. Thank TTAK for the opportunity! So, I am glad that you like my works 🙂

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“5 from the Grinder” with Imre Palcsesz (Angelero Manufacturing)

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