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Pierre Reverdy & Nicole Piel

Pierre Reverdy & Nicole Piel Knife making
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Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 622013283
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Poetic knives

  • • Nicole & Pierre have been a creative couple for over 40 years
  • • Poetic Damascus sculpture is how they refer to their art
  • • They have revived Damascus pattern welding techniques

Pierre Reverdy and Nicole Piel join their creative forces to tell stories through Damascus knives, turning them into true masterpieces. Pierre discovered forging at the age of 14 and was instantly fascinated. He has never stopped experimenting with steel and perfecting his Damascus pattern welding techniques. He developed a unique method to obtain very fine designs. Nicole finds her means of expression in drawing. Her sensitivity to the material brings a symbolic dimension to the forge. The couple met while studying fine arts in Paris, their artistic curiosity quickly merged. Together, they give words to the material until "the piece speaks for itself". The knives and sculptures they create mirror their ever-growing relationship.

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Works

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Photo: © Francesco Pachi
Etoiles Filantes

This beautiful folding knife is part of the collection "Etoiles Filantes" (or Shooting Stars). The handle features precious enamel stars on pure silver, that evoke the sky at night. Delicate bright stars are illustrated along the Damascus blade, lighting up the knife.

Height 19 cm
Width 2 cm

Photo: © Francesco Pachi
Le Lien sculpture

“Le Lien” is inspired by the theme of the link: the human link. This poetic sculpture is emblematic of the collaborative work between Nicole and Pierre. Artist but also author, Nicole Piel writes about this idea of "Le Lien".

Height 24 cm
Width 40 cm
Diameter 40 cm
Length 36 cm

Photo: © Francesco Pachi
Le Lien opening knife

"Le Lien" links the characters to the emergence of a complicity. Their dance opens up to the depths of "Being", towards the radiance of its "Creative Impulse". In her words Nicole Piel, tells us about the inspiration of this emblematic piece. The poetic Damascus knife is decorated with a dancing human chain, originally drawn by Nicole. The pattern is carved along the handle and then illustrated on the blade through a unique technique developed by Pierre Reverdy.

Height 19 cm
Width 2.5 cm

Photo: © Francesco Pachi
Le Souffle opening knife

Le Souffle is a poetic Damascus knife inspired by the theme of the Breath. The handle reveals enamelled cherry blossoms, which have been carved into a block of pure silver. The patterns of the cherry blossoms are then reflected delicately and precisely on the Damascus blade.

Height 19 cm
Width 2 cm

Photo: © Francesco Pachi
Water Tiger knife

This folding knife was inspired by the theme of the tiger. The Damascus blade present the pattern of a tiger, an extremely precise design achieved through a unique technique developed by Pierre Reverdy. The flowing volumes featured are an evocation of the speed of this iconic animal. 2022 is the year of the Water Tiger.

Height 19 cm
Width 2 cm

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