I met Igor Potapov at the 2019 New York Custom Knife Show and was instantly taken with the variety of beads and knives that he offered. Every item has been crafted with the utmost attention to detail. Igor is a passionate knife enthusiast, starting out as a Collector and then turning his talent for Artistry to Knife and Bead Design. Even though Igor is new in the knife business, he has set himself apart with his unique Designs and Materials. All of Igor’s knives and Beads are based on his own designs with many more different and developing knife designs coming soon.
HERE is a Link where you can follow Igor’s work on Instagram
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a Dealer for Igor Potapov
~ Direct from the Maker ~
Igor is a Member of an Artists Guild in Russia and he teamed up with his Friend who is a Professional Glass Blower to create this incredible One of a Kind Glass Lanyard Bead
This Igor Potapov Glass Bead is an Extra Large, One of a Kind Bead was hand made using a Labor Intensive Forged / Glass Blowing process – Temps cresting 3,000 Degrees F are necessary to create the Lava Like consistency and completely fuse the materials! Look closely and you will see the amazing Rivers of Texture and Color throughout the Bead!
This particular Bead some some Shiny Metal Flakes inside the material, you can just see them in the pic below.
Each time you you examine it, more Colors and Character are revealed. With a Mohs Hardness Greater than 3 – this is a Tough, yet Beautiful material.
After the Glass was made, Igor turned the Material to create the final Cylindrical Shape and then carefully Drilled the Hole. In
This is the Exact Bead you will receive with this Order ~ I have Only One!
Watch for more unique work on my website from this talented Craftsman – my Inventory changes quickly so check my Site often!
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