Jan Hafinec #2
Here, the Hamon Whisperer bows to the great tradition of the frontiersman’s trusted companion with a superb execution that draws on powerful classic associations of materials and textures. The deep gray carbon steel with Jan’s signature flame Hamon is intuitively complemented by the sandblasted bronze guard and elegant desert ironwood handle in this hidden tang construction. Strength, rigidity and resilience in the service of destiny - the particular bladesmithing technique used here expresses an ancient code of loyalty to the one who will eventually wield the blade. The Hamon as executed by Jan transpires through the fire on the blade’s surface like runes telling a story.

Serial number



Hidden tang


C105 with signature flamed hamon





Guard & Fittings

Bronze sculpted and sandblasted guard


Stabilized desert ironwood

Build time

45 hours




Serial number JG-C-C-N-JH
Exterior Calf with patinated calf insert
Lining Calf
Concho Sterling silver
Stud Samuel Lurquin’s damascus, milled by Nicolas Verschuere
Build time 10 hours


Jan Hafinec

From Slovak Republic.

“The biggest mistake you can do in life is to not fully use your talent” or words to that effect rang in Jan’s on that day in 2017 he quit his job in a woodworking company. It had been but a year since he had crafted his first knife, at age 30: he had seen someone transform an old rusty grinding file into a beautiful, mirror-polished knife, and wanted to see if he could do it. He could, using tools at his company – which also provided the wood for the handle. But it would take more than talent. One knife led to another and very soon, buyers materialized for his creations. Within the year his true vocation was confirmed, as he kept pushing himself, inspired by a helpful community of fellow bladesmiths. And Jan continues to push himself, excelling at complexities as daunting as the hamon.