A MAN who started crafting knives after a horrific car crash has been handed an international culinary knife award.
Patrick Brennan, who is originally from Solihull, was crowned Best In Show at the Damasteel Chef International Online Culinary Knife Show for his latest work.
He created a set of chef knives were made of a silver ferrule and pommel with a curly maple handle.
Patrick, who now lives in Kilkenny, Ireland, said he was honoured and delighted to receive the award.
The multi-award winning bladesmith, leather smith and jeweller took up his craft after over coming a life threatening motorbike injury 12 years ago.
During his recovery he built his knowledge and put into practise what he has learnt.
Over the years he has trained with master knife makers in America and is a member of The Knifemaker’s Guild, The American Bladesmith Society and The Design Craft Council of Ireland.
For the past five years, under the name of the Kilkenny based Brennan Knives, he has specialized in crafting bespoke, sustainable products using precious metals and technology.