The Helsinki Knife Show was held at Vanha Ylioppilastalo, The Old Student House in Helsinki on January 4 and 5. Here is a collection of photos featuring the prize winners and some knives made by frequent contributors to this blog. Photos are by Ilari Mehtonen.
Jukka Hankala, Best of Show
Markku Parkkinen, Best Fixed Blade
Tapio Syrjälä, Best Folder
Waltteri Ryjenko, Prix Special
Jukka Hankala, Markku Parkkinen, Tapio Syrjälä and Waltteri Ryjenko
Pictured are post card announcements for the Helsinki Knife Show held each January since 2010.The Helsinki Knife Show is an international custom knife sales-exhibition organized by the Scandinavian Knifemaker’s Guild and attracted over 50 exhibitors in 2011. The show for 2014 will be held in the Carl-Gustaf cabinet of the Hotel Marski 3rd and 4th of January 2014. These cards give you an idea of the variety and high quality of the work that is exhibited.
I am posting this because there is a chance to see some very fine work at the gallery at http://www.helsinkiknifeshow.com/ and also on their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Helsinki-Knife-Show/137466299619315.
If I ever had the chance to travel to Finland it would to see this show and meet the puukkoseppä there. A special thank you to Pekka Tuominen for the post cards.