Geidu King and Jester — is custom engraved satire
Custom folding knife Geidu by Nikolai Lomachenkov & Maria Stalina has a unique design based on the humorous plastic sculpture by famous Bulgarian sculptor Svetlin Stefanov. He’s well-known for his ironic caricature style. Svetlin creates metaphorical instructive sketches in the atmosphere of fairy tales and fables. We wanted to combine the original concept of Stefanov's works with knife-art aesthetics of Nikolai Lomachenkov's projects. Svetlin enthusiastically supported our idea.
So, the King and the Jester. Traditional satirical images, incarnations of cause and effect, deeds and experiences, passions and morals...
As the French novelist Marcel Pagnol said: “Tell me what you're laughing at, and I'll tell you who you are”.
The Jester is the reflection of the King's nature, the pride or the great wisdom. The sage easily laughs at himself, the ambitious man laughs with joy at others. Who dares to admit mistakes and sins, he will easily sit on the shaky throne of life. Arrogant man is doomed to laugh jesters and fall trophy of his own ambitions.
The Scandinavian blade is made of stainless Damasteel Damascus. Right-sided thumb stud is made from carbon.
The handle is made of titanium. Both scales are engraved with the yellow metal inlays. On the left scale is a sketch depicting the original work of Stefanov. There is a pattern-rapport with crowns and clown caps on the right side. The handle was decorated by a talented master-engraver Oleg Pas (Olaf Pas).
The knife has a modified liner-lock with a button and a titanium clip.
The composition of the art knife Geidu is completed by the lanyard beads “The King and the Jester” made by jeweler Maxim Ryabkov by the cast from the original statuette of Stefanov.