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Sergey Shirogorov

SERGEY  SHIROGOROV

SERGEY  SHIROGOROV

SERGEY SHIROGOROV

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“I made my first knife when I figured I needed something to sharpen my pencils back at school. I took a piece of a saw and made it into a knife. After that, still in school, I made a few more pieces the size and shape of which would make Rambo turn green with envy.

A few years after that, the first Swiss Army Knives appeared on the Russian market. I really wanted one, but they were expensive, and I couldn’t afford it. But I did find and buy a very cheap, old and used Soviet knife/multitool. It was in terrible shape, the main blade has been sharpened so many times that there was but a small piece of it left. All the other tools could only be opened with a pair of pliers. I replaced the blade. Then the spring. Then the screwdriver. At the end of the day, the only thing remaining of the original knife was its shape – I have replaced everything else with items of my own making. That was the first folding knife I have ever made. That was my entry into the world of making folding knives.

I entered full-time knifemaking in 2003, with one of the rooms of my apartment turned into my workshop for making folders. After my neighbors repeatedly complained about the noise levels, I moved the shop to a two-story garage. In 2009, I moved to a bigger location, as I needed extra personnel to increase the workshop output and install new equipment, as demand for my knives kept on growing. Many of those whom I have employed in 2009 work with me to this day. Our first flipper model – the F-95 – appeared in 2010 and is popular to this day.

Today, the production of my knives is split into three distinct areas – serial, custom division, and my full customs. Serial models are just that, relatively mass-produced (though each of our knives has a lot of manual work and manhours put into it). Serial knives may have differences in handle materials and colors, blade steels and pivots (washers/bushings/bearings), but all of these options are selected from a limited range. Custom Division models are regular models with modifications. First off, they all come with a single-row roller bearing system, which does not come on standard knives. Different materials are typically used, which are not available on the serial models. Additional small details can also be present, such as satin flats, different grind patterns on the handle, and extra cutouts on the inside of the blade handles to save weight. My full customs take this one step further. All the latest in knife technological know-how that the workshop possesses goes into these knives. This includes multi-row roller bearing systems, washers to go with the bearings, choice of materials you will not find on any other modes (e.g. timascus handle overlays). All of my customs come with the duck foot pattern screw heads, which cannot be found on any other Shirogorov knife. The end result is a unique knife that is also technologically advanced.”

-Sergey Shirogorov

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“I made my first knife when I figured I needed something to sharpen my pencils back at school. I took a piece of a saw and made it into a knife. After that, still in school, I made a few more pieces the size and shape of which would make Rambo turn green with envy.

A few years after that, the first Swiss Army Knives appeared on the Russian market. I really wanted one, but they were expensive, and I couldn’t afford it. But I did find and buy a very cheap, old and used Soviet knife/multitool. It was in terrible shape, the main blade has been sharpened so many times that there was but a small piece of it left. All the other tools could only be opened with a pair of pliers. I replaced the blade. Then the spring. Then the screwdriver. At the end of the day, the only thing remaining of the original knife was its shape – I have replaced everything else with items of my own making. That was the first folding knife I have ever made. That was my entry into the world of making folding knives.

I entered full-time knifemaking in 2003, with one of the rooms of my apartment turned into my workshop for making folders. After my neighbors repeatedly complained about the noise levels, I moved the shop to a two-story garage. In 2009, I moved to a bigger location, as I needed extra personnel to increase the workshop output and install new equipment, as demand for my knives kept on growing. Many of those whom I have employed in 2009 work with me to this day. Our first flipper model – the F-95 – appeared in 2010 and is popular to this day.

Today, the production of my knives is split into three distinct areas – serial, custom division, and my full customs. Serial models are just that, relatively mass-produced (though each of our knives has a lot of manual work and manhours put into it). Serial knives may have differences in handle materials and colors, blade steels and pivots (washers/bushings/bearings), but all of these options are selected from a limited range. Custom Division models are regular models with modifications. First off, they all come with a single-row roller bearing system, which does not come on standard knives. Different materials are typically used, which are not available on the serial models. Additional small details can also be present, such as satin flats, different grind patterns on the handle, and extra cutouts on the inside of the blade handles to save weight. My full customs take this one step further. All the latest in knife technological know-how that the workshop possesses goes into these knives. This includes multi-row roller bearing systems, washers to go with the bearings, choice of materials you will not find on any other modes (e.g. timascus handle overlays). All of my customs come with the duck foot pattern screw heads, which cannot be found on any other Shirogorov knife. The end result is a unique knife that is also technologically advanced.

-Sergey Shirogorv

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