Mikkel Willumsen

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  • Surname: Willumsen
  • First name: Mikkel
  • Country: Danemark
  • Website: www.willumsen-cph.com

Could you depict a self-portrait ?

I am 30 years old custom knife maker for 10 years make tactical folders and balisongs.

How have you come to balisong, and why do you like this kind of knife ?

My good friens Jens Anso introduced me to the art of making balisongs and I like making them because this is a good challenge to me and something else when used to making folders.

What inspires you, what is your muse ?

I make the same models as I do in folding knives to have red thread through all my work .

Is balisong a knife which permits you to artistically express yourself ? Does it better than for another folder ?

I think it is the same for me to make folders as balisongs as to expression.

Wich material do you prefer for blades (different steels) and handles (Titanium, g10, brass, wood) and why are they your favorite.

Blades are made of RWL34 stainless steel. The handles are made of titanium and G10.

Do you use CNC machine or do you work exclusively manually? What do you think the CNC machine brings ?

I do it manually.

Balisong of Mikkel Willumsen SICAC 2006

Do you EDC a balisong ?

No.

Do you flip balisongs ?

Sometimes.

How could you describe your creations ?

I call my style urban tactical so it speaks for itself. But god EDC.

Could you give some advice to amateur or professional knifemakers who wants to start making balisongs ?

Never work when being stressed or tired buttake your time and do not worry over the first copies not being correct, you will manage!!!

Do you envision to make spring latch balisongs ? (if you don't already do it)

Maybe later.

How do you think that the world of balisong will evolve in the future ?

It is a old culture that be continue for ages.

Thank you Mikkel for taking the time to answer our questions.

Picture of Mikkel Willumsen SICAC 2006