Sunday, July 18, 2010

Steve Auvenshine at Paris, KY ARTWALK

For the eighth bi-annual Downtown Paris ARTWALK on July 23rd, Loch Lea Antiques will host Steve Auvenshine, custom bladesmith of folding and fixed blade knives.

A resident of Paris, Auvenshine has been making knives for almost 20 years and is one of the featured knifemakers at Lord Nelson’s Art Gallery in Gettysburg, PA, but this is the first time his work has been featured in a Paris venue. Lord Nelson’s Art Gallery is the country’s largest exhibitor of Eastern Indian and Frontier art and accoutrements of the French and Indian War period.

The Contemporary Longrifle Association artisans listing for Steve notes: “Steve Auvenshine began building knives in 1992 on a part-time basis. He was an apprentice to Frank House. His work includes Neck knives, Pouch knives, Rifleman's knives and Guarded daggers and his trademark is an "A" in script. He has begun to make completely hand-made barlow style folders.”

The Contemporary Longrifle Association is dedicated to the art of contemporary longrifles and related accoutrements made after the mid-twentieth century. Their website notes, “Today, as it has been for decades, the interest in contemporary muzzleloading firearms, accoutrements and related objects is sensational. Makers provide handmade contemporary muzzleloading firearms and related items that are truly works of art.”

There is currently a waiting list for Steve’s knives, so he will have examples and portfolio photos so that our visitors may enjoy his artistry and place orders if they would like.

You can contact Steve Auvenshine at telephone: 859-987-0948 or email: .

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