HOW IT ALL STARTED
My name is Ivan Mlinar, I live in Croatia, I am 20 years old and have been dealing with knife forging since 2018. It all started out of some kind of curiosity that dragged me to make some weapons, but as I've always been a champion of cold weapons like swords, knives or daggers, I tried to make one myself.
So one by one, failure after failure until I made the first quality knife that paved the way for me to where I am now. I work on my products every day, learning, repeating the same things until I get to the one that works best and contributes to my work. Failure is just the way to success, and I learned that from my mistakes. I try to do my best. I invest in all my work all the knowledge I have and that I have gained, with each of my work I learn and make it better.
I've been dealing with revived history for 12 years. I started archery, and 7 years ago I became a musketeer in the "Koprivnica Musketeers and Haramies" association. For the last 4 years I have been engaged in fire juggling and fire breathing. In those 7 years I studied swords and various weapons used in the Middle Ages. So began my interest in making weapons, and I started making and learning that old craft.
ARCHERY & CRAFT
Fire juggling is a huge passion of mine. I have been doing this for 4 years and I am always training, practicing and learning new things, every play leaves its mark on me, but that is the charm of this hobby. So with knife making, there is always some injury that learns how to do it properly. I have always revolved around fire and today that fire is my best friend because with its help I make my own weapons.