The first time is the sweetest! 2005 BKS Knifeshow In Gembloux, Belgium.
It was my first international knife show and the first time I had a chance to compare my work with other makers. Not bad, "Best of The Show" award!
The knife is still one of my best works.
Finnish Puukkobuilding Championship 2006.
In Finnish (as well as in Estonian), there is one word for both "champion" and "master".
I got the silver medal in the international open class.
Funny thing - I was the only "international" there!
Actually, all the winners from other classes competed there, so it wasn't that bad.
Cool story to tell anyway.
Indeed, it's still one of my best works.
Messer Macher Messe 2010. Solingen, Germany.
"Art Knife of the Year 2010"
Salon International du Couteau d'Art et de Collection. Paris 2010
"Best forged fixed blade"
Helsinki Knife Show, 2016. "Best fixed blade"