Meet the DCI knife maker - Patrick Brennan
My name is Patrick Brennan and I own and run Brennan Knives, based in County Kilkenny, Ireland. I have always had an interest in knives and Jewellery and the skill involved in making them. After having a major accident in 2010, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to up skill in the craft of knife making, as part of my rehabilitation.
I found my passion in craft and so my Journey began. It soon became apparent, that in order to make a fine knife, I had to train with some of the very best Knife makers and Blade smiths in the world.
I trained in USA and had the honour to learn my craft from the very best Master Knifemakers including living legend Gil Hibben and Wes Hibben, Master Bladesmiths Lin Rhea, Murray Carter and Tommy Gann.
In 2016 I joined The American Bladesmith Society in order to improve my existing skills and techniques. My training continued, and in 2018 I started my Knifemakers Guild Application. After a long and evaluated inspection process I was accepted into The Knife Makers Guild. In September 2019 I was shortlisted and accepted onto Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s renowned Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills & Design Course. In order to further my skills and learn about design. I am incorporating these new skills and techniques into my knives, giving my clients truly high quality bespoke functional pieces of art.
Online shop: www.brennanknives.com
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