Emotional funktionalism 

the knife

U cultellu_Heather burl_Damas Steel

U cultellu

Foldable knife developped with a corsican knife maker.
The heather burl handle hides a Damas steel blades, thanks to a mecanical system hides inside. 

Xavier Biancarelli makes his own steel. In a furnace he makes himself, he burns coal he has prepared. He heats the stone to extract the steel ore.
Then he forges the resulting metal with another type of steel to make the blade stronger and lighter.
Like a mille feuille, he heats, stretches, folds and multiplies the layers. This is visible on the knife blade, where there is a lace-like pattern.