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Arpad Bojtos (Арпад Бойтос)

 

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на фото мастер с женой

 

Так выглядит родной город мастера, Lučenec

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Арпад Бойтос родился в 1956г. в южной части современной Словакии. После получения образования экономиста, Арпад работал в различных государственных организациях бывшей Чехословакии. Большую часть свободного времени он тратил на посещение музеев и художественных галерей или занятия рисованием и резьбой по дереву, что являлось его главным хобби с детства. В 1983г. во время командировки в Дамаск (Сирия) Арпад, как обычно, нашел время для посещения нескольких музеев, где был очарован большим количеством изысканных восточных ножей и кинжалов. Позднее, бродя по антикварным магазинам, он обнаружил множество ножевых изделий, которые, к сожалению, он не мог позволить себе купить, так как только недавно приобрел для своей семьи дом. Не имея лишних денег для своей новой страсти, Арпад решил самостоятельно заняться созданием аналогичных предметов для собственного удовлетворения. Свой первый нож он сделал три года спустя - в 1986г.

 

С тех пор Арпад изготавливает ножи, хотя все свое время этому делу он начал посвящать после 1989г. С 1991 г. он начал принимать активное участие в европейских выставках ножей, а с 1995г. также посещать американские выставки.

В 1996г. Арпад стал членом Гильдии изготовителей ножей.

 

Арпад создает свои ножи как художественные изделия в единственном экземпляре, ни один его нож не похож на другой. Для выполнения резки он пользуется исключительно ручным инструментом, чтобы не занимать много места, и его любимыми инструментами по-прежнему остаются молоток и зубило. Резка стали вручную требует так много времени, что Арпад делает не более восьми ножей в год. Он также вырезает стальные клинки, предпочитая работать со сталями ATS-34 или 440С, когда делает ножи с неподвижным клинком. Для складных ножей он часто применяет дамасскую сталь. На сегодняшний день Арпад создал более ста ножей, он любит использовать различные классические, исторические и мифологические сюжеты, темы природы, животные. Для изготовления рукоятей он использует красивое дерево редких пород, а также различные ископаемые материалы. Некоторые ножи инкрустированы золотом, серебром, или сплавами этих металлов.

 

"Когда я сделал свой первый нож, я намеревался самостоятельно вырезать рукоятку и сделать ножны, так как уже в течение многих лет занимался резьбой по кости. Для рукоятки я взял оленьи рога, но попросил резчика по огнестрельному оружию украсить клинок моими рисунками. К счастью для меня, он отказался, так как раньше никогда не вырезал человеческих фигур. Один из моих друзей, Юлиус Мойзис, кузнец, ножевщик и гравировщик, посоветовал мне резать сталь самому. Он показал мне, как затачивать зубила, чтобы работать со сталью, серебром и золотом. И это было именно то, что мне требовалось."

 

Награды мастера:

1995 - Most Innovative of the ECCKS in New York

1996 - 2nd place award of the Knives Illustrated on Espolama Knife Show in Lugano Switzerland

1997 - Special award of the jury of the ECCKS New York

1998-2004 - Various awards in The Bratislava Knife Show, Slovakia and Brno Knife Show, Czech Republic

2005 - 22nd Annual W.W.Cronk memorial art knife award 'the Best Art Knife of the Show' in the Knifemakers Guild Show, Orlando, Florida

2007 - Blade Show 2007 in Atlanta the "Best Art Knife"

2008 - Blade Show 2008 in Atlanta the "Best Art Knife"

2008 - "Best in Show - Absolutní vítěz 2008" v Brne

 

 

 

"The Unicorn"

Materials:

Blade: damasteel

Handle: narwhale ivory, stainless steel

Sheath: sting-ray skin, narwhale ivory, 14 car. gold, silver

Description:

The handle sheat and the blade are decorated with the deep-carved medieval myth of the unicorn. The handle is finished with the fullcarved figure of unicorn.

The total lengh of the knife is 32 CMs

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"The Leda and the Swan"

Materials:

Blade: stainless damascus of Mr. F. Schneider

Handle: stainless steel, 21 car. gold, silver, shacudo, mother of pearl

Description: Folder.

The total lenght of the open folder is 16 CMs

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"Fairy"

Materials:

Blade: stainless damascus of Mr. F. Schneider

Handle: stainless steel, gold, opal, mother of pearl

Description:

Folder.

The total lenght of the open folder is 14 CMs.

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"Chameleon"

Materials:

Blade: ATS 34

Handle and sheath materiál: moose antler, silver

Description:

The total lenght is 20 CMs.

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"The Column Dagger"

Materials:

Blade: 440 C

Handle: mammoth ivory, 440 C,14 car. gold

Sheath: mammoth ivory, buffalo horn, silver

Description:

The total lenght: 30,5 CMs

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"The Egyptian Hunter"

Materials:

Blade: damascus of Mr. L.Santa - Lasky

Handle and sheath materials: ebony, silver, gold, semiprecious stones

Description:

On the blade are depicting the hunting scenes after the reliefs from the New Kingdom.

The total lenght of the knife is 28 CMs

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"Victory"

Materials:

Blade: damasteel

Handle: mammoth ivory, buffalo horn, gold

Sheath: buffalo horn, mammoth ivory, silver, gold

Description:

The knife won the W.W.Cronk Award in 2005.

The total lenght: 28 CMs

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"The Apach Hunter"

Materials:

Blade: 440 C

Handle: oosik, gold pins, turquoise

Sheath: leather, antler

Description:

The total lenght is 21 CMs.

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"Capt. James Cook"

Materials:

Blade: ATS 34

Handle: mammoth ivory

Sheath: stingray skin, silver

Description:

The integral knife is carved with the 18th century sailor motives, the ivory globe in the handle rotates.

The total lenght of the knife is 24 CMs

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"The Knight"

Materials:

Mosaic damascus of Mr. V. Kooptev.

Description:

Folder.

The lenght of the open folder is 15 CMs.

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"The Jaguar Hunter"

Materials:

Blade: 440 C

Handle: mammoth ivory, ebony

Sheath: stingray skin, silver

Description:

The dots on the jaguar in the handle are inlayed by ebony.

The total lenght of the knife is 20 CMs.

 

"Perseus"

Materials:

b. Blade: 440 C

Handle and sheath material: snake wood, silver, gold

Description:

After the Greek myth of hero Perseus.

Total lenght of the knife is 24 CMs

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"The Gazelle"

Materials:

Blade: steel ATS 34

Handle: box wood

Sheath: box wood, ostrich skin, silver, gold

Description:

The total lenght is 24 CMs.

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"The Venetian Carnival"

Materials:

Blade: damascus of Mr. Devin Thomas

Handle: stainless steel, gold, silver, shakudo, shibuichi, lapis lazuli

Description:

Folder.

The lenght of the open folder is 18 CMs

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"The Unicorn - miniature"

Materials:

Blade: 440 C

Handle: narwhale ivory, gold pins

Sheath: narwhale ivory, gold, silver

Description:

The total lenght 7,5 CMs.

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"The Maya Knife"

Materials:

Blade: damasteel

Handle: carved malachite [green semiprecious stone] with Maya masks in 14 car. gold, stainless steel, coral and gold pins

Sheath: snake skin, silver, gold

Description:

The lenght is 22 CMs [cca 9 inches].

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"The Bushmen Hunter"

Materials:

Blade: damasteel

Handle: ancient elephant ivory bark, gold pins

Sheath: bone, ostrich skin

Description:

The sheath is a result of cooperation of me, my wife and Zuzana, Zuzana made the scrimshaws on the bone.

The total lenght 21,5 CMs [cca 8 3/5 inches].

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"The African Hunter"

Materials:

Blade: ATS 34

Handle: snake wood and olive wood

Sheath: snake wood, olive wood and silver

Description:

Total lenght is 23 CMs [cca 9 1/5 inches].

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"Amor and Psyche"

Materials:

Blade: 440 C

Handle: fossil walrus ivory

Sheath: ivory, silver, gold [14 car]

Description:

Full carved integral, inlayed by gold, copper and titanium.

The total lenght: 26 CMs

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"Hercules and the Nemean Lion"

Materials:

Blade: 440 C

Handle: fossil walrus ivory, gold [14 car], small diamonds

Sheath: moose antler, buffalo horn, silver, gold

Description:

Full carved integral.

The total lenght of the knife is 26 CMs

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"The Prométheus"

Materials:

Blade: 440 C, inlayed by gold

Handle: fossil walrus ivory

Sheath: frog skin, silver, gold

Description:

The total length of the knife is 22 CMs

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"The Frogs"

Materials:

Blade: 440 C

Handle: grenadilla wood, ivory

Sheath: grenadilla wood, ivory, silver

Description:

The total length of the knife is 20 CMs

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"The Columbus Dagger"

Materials:

Blade: ATS 34, Guard: 416

Handle: ivory, gold, Pommel: 416, gold globe

Sheath: ivory, silver, gold

Description:

The total length of the knife is 36 CMs.

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"The Nereids"

Materials:

Blade: damasteel, bolsters: titanium inlayed by gold and opals

Handle: : mammoth tooth, the octopus on the end of the handle i sof steel enlayed by gold

Sheath: sting ray skin, silver, gold

Description:

The total length of the knife is 29 CMs.

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"The Amazonian Archer"

Materials:

Blade: damasteel, inlayed with 24 car. gold

Handle: titanium, carbon damascus, chrysantena stone

Sheath: sting-ray skin, silver, gold

Description:

The overall length of the knife is 26 CMs [10 2/5 inches].

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"Hercules and Hydra"

Materials:

Blade: ATS 34

Handle: mammoth ivory

Sheath: hippo ivory, snake wood, buffalo horn, gold, silver

Description:

It is the second knife from the planned series of 12 Hercules' Labors. The struggle of Hercules and the Hydra is carved to the steel [the eyes of the Hydra are inlayed by gold]. On the ivory handle is carved the figure of Iolaos, the friend of Hercules, who helped to Hercules to kill the Hydra by torch. In the end of the Sheath is the crab, which helped to Hydra.

The total lenght: 25 CMs.

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"The Luna"

Materials:

Blade: damasteel

Handle: mammoth ivory, titanium, gold, silver, mother of pearl

Sheath: buffalo horn, gold, silver, mother of pearl, sting-ray skin

Description:

The frame of the handle is made from titanium, which is inlayed by gold and silver, to this frame is inlayed the full carved figure of Luna, which is made from mammoth ivory, the hair of the figure is made from gold. In the sheath is carved into the mother of pearl the figure of Southern Wind. This knife was awarded on the Blade Show 2007 in Atlanta as the "Best Art Knife".

The total lenght: 30 CMs, [12 inches].

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"The Whalers of Essex"

Materials:

Blade: carbon damascus of Mr. Norris

Guard: titanium

Handle: sperm whale tooth

Sheath: hipo ivory, ebony, gold pins, silver, gold

Scrimshaw : Dr. Peter Jensen

Description:

Total length of the knife - 31 CM [12 2/5 inches].

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"Kalahari"

Materials:

Blade: stainless damascus of Mr. Norris

Guard: 420 SS stainless steel

Handle and Sheath: buffalo horn, mammoth ivory, inlays of various fossil ivories

Description:

The welwitschia plant on the blade isinlayed with two kind of 14 carat gold. Total length of the knife - 25 CM [10 inches]

The total lenght: 30 CMs, [12 inches].

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"Hommage and Bruno Bruni [integral]"

Materials:

Blade: 440 C

Handle: mammoth ivory, steel

Sheath: ebony, mammoth ivory, fossil walrus ivory, silver, gold

Description:

The total lenght: 30 CMs [12 inches].

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"Leda and the Swan"

Materials:

Blade: 420 SS

Handle: black lip mother of pearl, mother of pearl, gold, diamonds

Sheath: buffalo horn, black lip mother of pearl, mother of pearl, gold, silver

Description:

The total length of the knife is 26 CMs [10 2/5 inches].

This knife was stolen!

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"Daidalos and Icaros" - integral

Materials:

Blade: damasteel

Handle: buffalo horn, gold

Sheath: ebony, silver, gold

Description:

The total length of the knife is 30 CMs [12 inches]

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"The Viking Dagger"

Materials:

Blade: Damasteel

Handle: 420 SS stainless steel, fossil walrus ivory, buffalo horn

Stand: mpungwe root, forged iron

Description:

The total length of the dagger is 33CMs [13 1/5 inches]

The subject of carving is the discovery of America by Leif Ericson.

The ship was forged by Mr. Marcel Kunstar

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"Danae"

Materials:

Blade: Damasteel

Handle: mammoth ivory, various damascus [including carbon damascus], titanium, gold, silver, copper, mother of pearl

Sheath: ebony, snake wood, mother of pearl, silver, gold

Description:

The total lenght: 30 CMs [12 inches].

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"Leda"

Materials:

Blade: 420 SS

Handle: mammoth ivory

Sheath: buffalo horn, silver, gold

Description:

Total length of the knife - 26 CMs [10 2/5 inches]

The hair of Leda is of 22 car. gold.

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"The Galaxy"

Materials:

Blade: Damasteel

Handle:titanium, various mother of pearls, mammoth ivory, gold, buffalo horn, the hair of the figure is made from 14 carat yellow gold, the pins are from gold too

Sheath: made from ebony with various mother of pearl inlays, silver, gold, here the pins are made from gold too

Description:

The knife is made in the ART DECO style.

The total lenght: 30 CMs [12 inches].

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"The Inferno"

Materials:

Blade: damasteel

Handle: mammoth ivory, buffalo horn, silver, gold, rubies

Sheath: ebony, tropical hard wood, mammoth ivory, silver, gold, rubies

Description:

The theme of the knife is based on Dante's Inferno

The total length is 32 CMs [10 4/5 inches].

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"Hercules and the Nemean Lion II" - integral

Materials:

Blade: 440 C

Handle: fossil walrus ivory, buffalo horn, gold

Sheath: buffalo horn, fossil walrus ivory, silver gold

Description:

So the subject of the knife is the strugle of Hercules and the Nemean Lion. The figures of Hercules and the lion are carved 3D Type of the knife: integral.

The total length is 28 CMs [9 1/5 inches].

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"Victory II" -Integral

Materials:

Blade: damasteel

Handle: buffalo horn, mammoth ivory, the wreath in the hand of Victory is made of 14 car. gold

Sheath: buffalo horn, mammoth ivory, sting ray skin, silver, gold

Description:

The total length is 30 CMs [12 inches]

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"The Mandan Buffalo Dancers"

Materials:

Blade: ATS 34

Handle: mammoth ivory with gold pins

Sheath: leather, mammoth ivory, fossil walrus ivory

Description:

The total length is 22 CMs [9 4/5 inches].

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"Eve" - Folder

Materials:

Blade: stainless Damascus of Mr. Mike Norris

Handle: stainless steel inlayed by gold, in the knife are set two diamonds, mammoth ivory

Description:

The length of the open folder is 17,5 CMs [7 inches]

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"The Sirens" - integral

Materials:

Blade: 440 C

Handle: mammoth ivory, inlayed with mother of pearl

Sheath: deer antler, sting ray skin, silver, gold

Description:

The total length is 23 CMs [9 1/5 inches].

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Мастер замечательный, очень яркий и запоминающийся.

Что особенно приятно, виден постоянный рост - человек явно любит искать и "пробовать на вкус" новые комбинации. И это ему явно удаётся! ;) Что не может не радовать.

 

ЗЫ Было бы идеально расставить работы Мастера в хронологической последовательности, чтобы был виден прогресс.

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Это какая техника - глубокая резьба по металлу? С ума спрыгнуть .... одна из самых сложных техник. Выдающийся мастер.

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