Danny robinson

Robinson Ex Files Knives and Handcrafted Cutlery

Arden, NC

I am following the rural farm tradition of re-purposing worn files and rasps into cutlery and other tools.

I choose a vintage American file or rasp and use a 2 x 72" belt grinder to create a piece of cutlery or a tool. In some cases handmade micarta, made from scrap fabric, is used to make the handle. In other cases I will use scrap wood from other artists and friends to make the handles. The intent is to incorporate as much scrap material as possible into my cutlery and tools; including brass, copper, bike chain, piano parts, etc.