Anders Högström #1
Anders’s approach to the craft and the respect of bladesmithing’s finest traditions is matched only by his boundless creativity, coupled with a daring streak, in expressing the idea of a knife. His respect for tradition, which shows in his mastery of the craft, comes with a wink here, he achieves a beautiful Hamon by tracing its outline into the blade like a canyon. The lost-wax cast bronze guard and pommel, both from his own workshop, also seem from another age. Likewise, the handle of tinted black ash burl seems a mutation, with a fit so natural it disconcertingly grips the hand rather than the other way round. The twinkle in his eye, the lightness of his touch come from his supreme mastery of materials and their place in space and time.

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Flat grind with coarse satin finish

Guard & Fittings

Cast bronze guard and buttcap


Stabilized black ash burl wood

Build time

55 hours


Hand-carved faux hamon


Serial number JG-C-SK-N-AH
Exterior Calf with snake insert
Lining Calf
Concho Sterling silver
Stud Bronze, milled by Nicolas Verschuere
Build time 12 hours


Anders Högström

From Sweden.

Anders has been a full-time knife maker and artist since the first day of his apprenticeship with Samurai sword maker/knife maker/multi-artist and professional photographer Scott Slobodian in California 25 years ago. It was a traditional setup: Anders’ brawn in exchange for Scott’s knowledge; it launched his career, providing a broad foundation for his own artistry. His style is described as Nordic-Japanese, both cultures being similar in their underlying thought processes, their aesthetic simplicity; far from dull or faded, materials and textures are allowed to speak for themselves and be an important part of the whole. He is in no way a traditionalist; he combines cultures and creates objects that seem to fit in a specific time. But...when? Now, before, or perhaps in the future...