Baselworld 2019: Arts Editions UR-T8 Colibri and UR-T8 Skull

Urwerk UR-T8 Colibri
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 As I announced yesterday in the Black Cobra press release Urwerk comes with two arts pieces:the Urwerk UR-T8 Colibri and the Urwerk UR-T8 Skull. Please have a look at the press release below. 

Emmanuel Esposito and Johnny Dowell “King Nerd”original talent set free

Geneva – March 2019

They are young, but you can see from their work that they master their respective crafts. One creates extraordinary artknives; the other is an artistic engraver. Highly regarded in their own niche specialities, they now venture into the world of URWERK. Their playing field — the UR-T8.

But let them tell their own stories:

URWERK and Emmanuel Esposito

 

His name is Emmanuel Esposito. You will know him if you are a fan of bladed masterpieces — not those, of course, that will ever cut flesh — but the exquisite and collectible ones where the light plays along the metal. Today this craftsman is 36 years old. When he was 15, having already spent much of his childhood in his grandfather’s machine shop, he developed a fascination for finely crafted knives. He started by buying specialist magazines and going to trade fairs featuring knives. “My passion for knives started growing inside of me. I started making fixed blades, but soon moved on to integral and eventually ended up making folders. Within few years, I became a member of the Italian Guild.” He developed his distinctive and unique style over the years, using high-tech material like carbon fibre and metal alloys along with traditional material like gold and mother of pearl. “I soon realized that old and new made a subtle and unexpected combination. It led to the distinctive look of my work.”