My name is Stefan. I’m a literary scholar by trade, which may be the reason why I like things with patina and a story to tell. A couple of years ago, I became heavily involved in the knife community. I started writing and photographing for a German knife magazine, and soon after, in 2014, I published a well-received book on pocket knives. The English translation of the book was released in 2018. I also occasionally review knives on my YouTube channel and maintain a German-speaking blog about knife photography.
Brass has always been an important material in the manufacturing of traditional pocket knives. It’s ideal for making liners, bolsters, pins, or sometimes even entire knife handles. I’ve always had a soft spot for the Japanese Higonokami pocket knives and the French motif knives by Couperier Coursolle. From this point, it was but a short step to finding myself neck-deep in all things brass, including flashlights, pens, pencils, and desk accessories.
This blog hopes to bring together the knife enthusiasts, the flashlight junkies, the fountain pen lovers, the stationery aficionados, and other gear addicts who share the same interest in brass as an aesthetic material for everyday objects.
All the products that you see on my blog are bought from my own money unless stated otherwise.