How did it start?
I am Imre Polyák,
junior. I was born in Kecskemét, 1957. My maternal grandfather was a smith,
my father Imre Polyák, senior, was a folk craftsman, a knife craftsman with
a golden diploma. I passed my final examination at Déry Miksa Technical
School in Szeged, 1975. I got the qualification of a knife-maker in
Budapest in 1977, but unfortunately this training was ceased in 1979.
I decided in my childhood,
that I would continue the knife-making profession, as I produced my first
pocket-knife at that time. I helped my father a lot in the workshop and as
time passed we were able to develop it.
I have my unique,
hand-made products judged by the ’Council of Folk Handicrafts’
where I was rewarded with the ’Folk Craftsman’ title.
In 2000, during the
judging of my special pocket-knives with damask steel, I was rewarded a
In 2007,at the 4th
National Meeting of Knife-makers, Smithes and Armourers I won the
’Knife of the year’ prize.
I produce small- and big
kitchen knives, including knives for bones, stabbing, opening, carving,
bread, filleting and paste. In addition pocket-knives are manufactured
too,such as herdsman-knives with forks, budding knives, grafting knives,
hunting knives or other typical Hungarian articles. There are numerous
pocket-knives that are used in agriculture as well. I use not only
stainless steel, but also disrustproof steel, since there is a great demand
for this type of material.
Besides, there are
several pocket-knives and daggers, that are smithed from numerous layers.
These are the so-called damask blades. In ancient Damaszkusz people used to
use this producing-method to manufacture tough and strong swords. That is
why they are named ’damask’ knives.
I also produce knives
with the coat of arms of Hungary and with a goat, the symbol of Kecskemét.
The above mentioned
items are made of excellent quality German material.
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interest, please cast a glance at our wide range of assortment.