Marie-Armelle, a weaver from Aubusson (France) and David Baldensperger, her knifemaker and blacksmith husband, have combined their respective trades to create a unique knife: "AUBUSSON". Installed in the heart of the Creuse, you have to meet the two artisans who combine tradition and modernity. They have created a razor whose handle is covered with a tapestry and can be seen in the museum of Aubusson tapestry cardboards. It is a four-handed creation, at forty, David Baldensperger, a seaman by training, converted to cutlery and blacksmithing. His partner, Marie-Armelle Baldensperger, quit working to become a weaver. They have taken a year and a half to create this knife, the Aubusson.
The art of upholstery meets that of traditional cutlery, giving rise to amazing creations. Marie-Armelle, an Aubusson weaver, and David Baldensperger, her knifesmith-smith husband, naturally combined their respective trades to create a unique knife. The blades, worked in a "Japanese forge" with charcoal and traditional manual bellows, are made of XC75 steel and laminated Damascus steel from 130 to 500 layers.
The handles made with inclusions of tapestries or Aubusson cardboard from the 19th century, are the result of a know-how of more than six centuries, listed as Unesco heritage. Each new piece of tapestry is meant to adorn the handles of the knives.
Aubusson is an opportunity to discover, in the heart of the Creuse, the authenticity of two artisans, of two unique skills that combine tradition and modernity.