KnifeNews: Alessandra De Santis Unleashes Latest Mythological Folder


Alessandra De Santis of Hydra Design is back with her latest Boker Plus collaboration piece. This is the Kirke, a tactical-practical folder with lots of enthusiast-friendly touches.

One very cool element of De Santis’s work in general is its connection with Greek mythology. The Hydra, of course, needs no introduction, but “Kirke” may be less familiar. More commonly spelled “Circe” (in North America, at least), Kirke/Circe was a goddess of magic who trapped Odysseus and his men on her island for a time; she also transformed his soldiers into pigs in one of those (many) scenes in The Odyssey etched permanently into the Western consciousness. Circe is also sometimes believed to be the daughter of Hecate, another Greek goddess, after which De Santis named her first production fixed blade.

I am not familiar with her work. Adding to the list to examine more closely.

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