Miloš Gnida

Born in 1982 in Bánovce nad Bebravou, Slovakia. He’s a young artistic blacksmith who comes from village of Velke Chlievany close to town Banovce nad Bebravou. He is member of a Slovak Association of knife makers and this is what he said about himself:

“I started to work as an amateur blacksmith since 2001. Through time my hobby naturally evolved into profession. In later years I discovered damascus steel and I knew I want to work with it. I studied techniques of knife making to the point I made my first knife. Most dominant material in my production is damascus steel, then multiple other materials and tool steel with low hardenability, with which I make partially hardened blades. For my knife handles I like to use natural materials, I enjoy work with ash wood from which I always try to get contrastive texture/pattern with multiple wood staining techniques. I also enjoy working with multiple other materials like exotic woods, bones, horns and antlers. My knifes are always marked with a stylish initials “MG” or in some occasions I use my full name. To mark my knifes I use technique of steel etching. Other then a knife making I am also interested in making of small decorative and duty objects, sculptures, ironwork etc.”

Miloš Gnida

Born in 1982 in Bánovce nad Bebravou, Slovakia. He’s a young artistic blacksmith who comes from village of Velke Chlievany close to town Banovce nad Bebravou. He is member of a Slovak Association of knife makers and this is what he said about himself:

“I started to work as an amateur blacksmith since 2001. Through time my hobby naturally evolved into profession. In later years I discovered damascus steel and I knew I want to work with it. I studied techniques of knife making to the point I made my first knife. Most dominant material in my production is damascus steel, then multiple other materials and tool steel with low hardenability, with which I make partially hardened blades. For my knife handles I like to use natural materials, I enjoy work with ash wood from which I always try to get contrastive texture/pattern with multiple wood staining techniques. I also enjoy working with multiple other materials like exotic woods, bones, horns and antlers. My knifes are always marked with a stylish initials “MG” or in some occasions I use my full name. To mark my knifes I use technique of steel etching. Other then a knife making I am also interested in making of small decorative and duty objects, sculptures, ironwork etc.”