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A new section "jewels" was added to the site!
This section presents jewels of my creation made out of fossilized mammoth ivory and other exotic or "historical" materials. Throw a glance there!

Publication in the book: "The Art of modern Custom Knifemaking - 100 Custom Knife Related,"
You will find a presentation of my work on four pages in the last art book from Mister David Darom and Dennis Greenbaum. The concept of
this special book is to present, in text and image, hundred various knifemakers showing the principal steps of the making of one of their knives.


First prize in the "Best fixed blade" category

In May 2006, I took part in the third International Art knives show organized by the Quebec Art knifemakers Guild.

I gained the "Best fixed blade" price with my
"Aphrodite" dagguer.

Article in "La Passion des Couteaux"

In the February 2006 issue of the French magazine "La passion des couteaux", Elsa Rochelimagne signs an 4 pages article- interview entitled: "Alain Miville-Deschênes; At the end of the end"


Publication in the knives encyclopedia: "The Grote Messen Encyclopedie"
This book made in the Netherlands by A.E. Hartink wants to be a world Encyclopaedia of the modern knives. Each knifemaker is quoted with photographs and characteristics of each significant type of its production. In this edition, three pages are devoted to my work. A French and English version will be available

Publication in the "Knives Annual 2006"
This year again, three photographs of my knives were selected to appear in the last edition of the book made by Joe Kertzman. The "World' S Greatest Knife Book - Knives 2006" gathers the work of best knifemaker coming from the five continents.


Participation to the "Festival du couteau d'Art de Thiers" in France
In May 2005, I took part for first time in this international knife show Thank you to
all those which contributed to make of this knife show a real

Publication in "Knives Annual 2005"

Three photographs of my knives were selected to appear in this book gathering the work of knifemaker coming from the five continents.




Participation to "Rencontres des Forges de la Salamandre"
The second hammer-in of the "Forges de la Salamandre" was held on August 28, 2004 at Trois-Rivières. A cutting competition allowed to
several knifemaker to put their knife (and themselves) at hard test.

First prize in the "utility knife" category
In May 2004, I took part to the first International Art knife show of Quebec, organized by the Art Knifemaker Guild of Quebec. I gained the best utility knife prize with my knife "Héraclès"

Tele report at TQS chanel
Le 13 mai 2004, Télévision Quatre Saisons diffused a tele report on me and my knives during the news bulletin.

© 2006 Alain Miville-Deschênes, tous droits réservés.


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Knifemaking Training course

After having received several requests of people wanting to
know more about knifemaking, or wanting to be initiated to this word, I decided to offer formation workshops on custom knifemaking.

This basic training, spread over two days period, will make
it possible to the student to be initiated to the knifemaking joys by producing its first knife by the stock removal process.

Several subjects will be tackled during this formation, such

- Knife design
- Materials
- Tools and machinery
- Profiling the knife
- Hollow grinding
- Drilling
- Handle making
- Blade finishing
- Sharpening
- etc.

This training will be given on an individual basis and will be given
on request according to my availabilities.

To obtain more information, please communicate with me.