Custom Knife Trader
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Gaétan Beauchamp


gaetan-beauchampGaétan lives in the city of Stoneham, Québec, Canada. His home is nestled in a picturesque valley with the Huron River in his backyard. Stoneham is about a fifteen minute drive north of Québec City, one of the most historical settlements in the province of Québec. It is home to a people who are unique, being proud of their native, French roots.

A talented artist, he has gained international fame for his award winning knives and scrimshaw. (Judges Award in Detroit, ``Prix coup de coeur in Cannes, France, both in 1995) His knifemaking abilities however, arose out of necessity. In 1990, he saw a friend scrimshaw a piece of ivory, fascinated with the procedure Gaétan worked on a piece with very good results. As time went on, his passion for the art grew. The biggest problem initially was finding knifemakers willing to let a new scrimshander work on their handles. Difficult problem, but according to Gaétan, the solution was simple; "I would just have to learn how to make knives."

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