"Thank you for supporting my art, I hope you enjoy your new handmade knife as much as I enjoyed hand crafting it for you."
Eric Zanutto began making knives officially in 2022, though he has made a few blades earlier than that in the early 2000s, experimenting with various tools and materials in the garage. That love for tinkering in the garage, making tools for various projects out of necessity, is what drove Eric towards his knife making passion.
By day Eric Zanutto is a senior aerospace engineer, working primarily as a structural repair design engineer for the United States Navy in San Diego California. Eric grew up working with his hands, always creating and tinkering, whether it be designing and flying radio controlled planes with his dad, or riding and fixing/restoring old motorcycles. These hobbies often necessitated (as does engineering) thinking of solutions to a problem and creating a solution/tool for the job. Loving knives himself, Eric thought "you know, it would be fun to make a knife...I bet I could do it." Using tools he had in his garage, and some old machinist files, Eric set out to make his first knife, a friction folder. Eric continues to make friction folders today, and other knives, by hand in his garage and is continually pushing his skill sets to develop new blades, use new materials, and learn new creative/artistic process to make a knife that is both beautiful and functional. - Eric Zanutto
Quinn Knives' take:
We met Eric through our mutual love of motorcycles which in turn led to 'knife talk'. Eric's one of those guys that's always tinkering... and meticulous in his workmanship (he's so good that I've even entrusted one of my prized motorcycles to his mechanical ministrations). So we're happy to bring his functional artwork into Quinn Knives, and love that many of his friction folders incorporate bottle openers... practicality!
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