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Veshengro Churia

Permit me to introduce myself.

 

My name - my Romani name that is - is Veshengro, which means "Woodsman" or "Forester", often also translated as "Gamekeeper", "man of the woods" in literal translation.

I am of the Petalo clan of Rom Polska (Veshtike Rom) - that is to say that those are my mothers fohki; my fathers fohki are Cale (Gitanos) from Spain, and I was born in 1960 in a bender tent besides the road somewhere near Exeter in the County of Devon, in the English West-country.

I have been making knives in the tradition of the old ones since the age of six and have been doing it now for 35 years. For many years I also have been a cold-steel armorer to a foreign military contingent and I have also been a knife-grinder working for the catering trade for many, many years.

A very small selection of knives crafted from old knives can be seen within this little website. However, as every knife is a one of each will look somewhat different. All knives are made to order. Any "ready-made" knives for sale will be featured in the "products catalog", as will other craft goods, such as walking sticks, etc.

 

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Romani Churi in "stubby" or "palm knife" size. Made again from a Firths Stainless table knife and a hadle from Western Red Cedar or Thuja.