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József Tarjányi

József Tarjányi Knife maker
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Hungarian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+36 303103969
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A family legacy

  • • József combines multiple skills to handcraft knives
  • • Fish knives are among his prized worked
  • • He is one of less than 10 Hungarian artisans practising the craft

For seven generations, József Tarjányi’s family, who hails from the great southern plains of Hungary, has been creating handmade pocket knives. A craft which is in increasing danger, there are few people left in the region that can claim to be a master of the trade, which relies on multiple skills and techniques. Among these include familiarity of working with wood and metal forging skills. Each pocket knife requires detailed and painstaking work, a tremendous amount of patience, combined with attention to detail. Made to last, József prides himself on providing beautiful and durable multi purpose knives. You can rest assured of the quality as he promises a life-long guarantee on his blades.

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Fisherman’s pocket knife

The design for this handmade pocket knife was based on one of the most popular traditional Hungarian pocket knives. The blades are made from stainless steel and are also available in carbon steel. The handles are made from cattle horn and the handle is adorned with copper, stainless steel and alpaca.

Length 14.1 cm

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Curved pocket knife

Based on the design from the early modern era, this pocket knife is made in the shape of a sabre. Ideal for those with a firm grip, it fits easily into the palm of the hand and is suitable for any purpose. The blades are made from stainless steel and are also available in carbon steel. The handles are made from cattle horn and the handle is adorned with copper, stainless steel and alpaca.

Length 16.4 cm

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Women’s size pocket knife

This pocket knife was especially designed for women. The handle of the knife is available in wood, antler or horn and is decorated with copper and stainless steel ornamentation.

Length 15.7 cm

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2 blade pocket knife

This pocket knife is perfect for a variety of uses. The knife has a unique design with two blades, one on either end of the handle. The handle of the knife is available in wood, antler or horn and is decorated with copper and stainless steel ornamentation.

József Tarjányi Knife maker
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2 blade pocket knife

This pocket knife is perfect for a variety of uses. The knife has a unique design with two blades, one on either end of the handle. The handle of the knife is available in wood, antler or horn and is decorated with copper and stainless steel ornamentation.

József Tarjányi Knife maker

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