The home-made forge (made from a propane gas bottle) (09.07.2013)

9. Jul 2013

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Daniel (proprietor) grinds down our knives

9. Jul 2013

This stage involved a bit too much training and know-how on the tools for him to let us do it... [More]

Urs (selfie)

9. Jul 2013

Urs got totally sick of asking other people to take a picture of him, so he took care of it himself.

Encodo watches the master smith at work

9. Jul 2013

Several of the stages in producing the knife were beyond the capabilities and training that we... [More]

Dani is thinking evil thoughts

9. Jul 2013

…but then, Dani is almost always thinking evil thoughts.

DJ Urs

9. Jul 2013

Urs was the only one that grabbed the Swiss-military–issue ear-protection.

Pascal shaping the handle of his hunting knife

9. Jul 2013

Check out those awesome safety glasses he’s wearing. He’s clearing the most hipster-stylish member... [More]

Encodo photographs itself

9. Jul 2013

Karin takes a picture of Urs taking a picture of Karin.

Dani is focused … on getting some water

9. Jul 2013

It was about 29°C in the main room, so we were advised to stay well-hydrated.

First stage is complete

9. Jul 2013

The basic shape of the knife has been hammered/pressed out. We did some of the hammering and... [More]

Marco and Dani messing around with the anvil

9. Jul 2013

Dani’s idea, not mine. I was genuinely worried that we’d be thrown out if Daniel (the proprietor)... [More]

Armin heads to the forge

9. Jul 2013

Three of us (Armin, Stephan and Pascal) used the back of the forge so that all eight of us could... [More]