Comments: A knife made by Michael West is instantly recognizable. Over several decades he has continued the development of his very own design idiom founded on Scandinavian knife making traditions. His take is a contemporary one, but with a classic almost graphic dimension. He aims to form a whole, where lines, shapes and materials create a natural balance and tension.
Michael's aesthetic ambitions as a craftsman are clear when studying his knives with their signature design of smooth and curved lines, the use of fine and precious materials as well as their fine technical detailing. Every knife is unique with development beginning on the sketching board, where ideas are examined and evaluated before coming to life in the workshop at his home.
In recent years interest in knife making as a craft has been thriving across Europe and Michael West is an active participant in various groups and international shows. Over the years he has won countless prizes in competitions, and in 2014 alone he won first category prizes at shows in Helsinki, Solingen and Paris along with much international recognition as a craftsman as well.