Stefan GobecStefan Gobec, born on 11. July 1962, is the best known and most famous cutler in Austria. He lives with his wive Anna and son George in a small idyllic village called Weins, located some 100 km from Vienna.
Most of the time he can be found in his cosy workshop, nestled between gardenbeds and fruit trees, where Stefan works in peaceful solitude, to handcraft his masterpieces.
Gobec studied gunmaking and shafting in Ferlach from 1977 – 1981, where he then made rifles for the Scheiring Company.
He made his first knives in 1985, and attended his first show as exhibitor in Munich.
His own unique style was greatly and foremost influenced by sculptor Johannes Markus Weselka. Weselka also drafted the company logo SG, and turned it into a heraldic design.
In 1997 Stefan Gobec set himself up with a new place at Weins, where he now works full time as knifemaker.
Gobec is member of the Knifemakers Guild, the Italian Corporazione Italiana Coltellini, the German knifemaker’s guild Deutsche Messermacher Gilde, and the Ring of Austrian knifemakers. He is well known for producing excellent knives with elaborate engravings and wonderful srimshaws. His knives are works of art and useful tools in harmony.
Gobec himself embraces the philosophy of knifemaking in his hands on work and continuous development of ideas.
The ultimate goal – of course - is beauty, paired with quality and perfection.
In the summertime, Stefan Gobec passionately sails in Croatia, where the sea, the beautiful scenery and cuisine await just like a dream. During the winter, he’s a loyal skier, frequenting the majestic snowed up mountain slopes of Austria, true to his nature.