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Hans Ruebel - Damascus Kiritsuki Knife

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"Damascus Kiritsuki Knife"
This Kiritsuki knife has a single bevel and is a Japanese design intended for right-handed chefs. It has a desert ironwood and osage orange handle also crafted by the artist. It contains 50 layers of folded steel throughout and is a great general purpose knife designed with vegetables in mind.
13.75" x 1.75"

The Damascus (also called pattern welded steel) blades are made by forge welding (welding in a forge not electric or torch welding) two or more alloys of steel together. In this process the layers of steel are then folded over back on them self and then forge welded repeatedly. This folding doubles the number of layers. The numerous layers of steel create the patterns that are seen in these blades. By manipulating the layers different patterns are made. Each "line"in Damascus is literally a layer of steel. This is similar to the process that the Japanese swords were made. I have been experimenting with Damascus patterns since 1989.


Hans Ruebel - Toledo Artist

Education:
1995 Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
Master of Fine Arts: Jewelry/Sculpture

1991 University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Science: Major Art, Minor Psychology

Teaching Experience:
2013 Welded Sculpture, Intermediate Welded Sculpture, Beginning Blackmsithing, Mokume Gane, Damascus Steel, Jewelry Casting, Alternative Casting, Big Brothers and Sisters Blacksmithing and Welding
2012 Welded Sculpture, Damascus Steel, Jewelry Casting, High School Jewelry, Sculpture Sampler for Teens
2011 Jewelry Casting, Mokume, Gane, Damascus Steel, Alternative Casting, Welded Sculpture, Recycled Steel Art, Beginning Blacksmithing, Blacksmithing Sampler, High School Jewelry, High School Steel Sculpture, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2010 Jewelry Casting, MIG Welded Sculpture, Arc and TIG Welded Sculpture, Table Top Bronze Casting, Mokume Gane, High School Sculpture/Blacksmithing, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2010 3-D Design, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
2009 Jewelry Casting, Welded Sculpture, Fun Furniture Fabrication, Glass and Steel Tables, Welded Sculpture For Grades 6-12, Woodshop For Grades 6-12, Sculpture/Blacksmithing For Grades 9-12, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2009 Artists In Math, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, Independent Study, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2009 Metals 1, Metals, 2, Metals 3, Metals 4, Independent Study, Internships in Art, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.
2008 Jewelry Casting, Beginning Blacksmithing, Welded Sculpture, Fun Furniture
2008 Fabrication, Blacksmithing for Youth Grades 9-12, Woodshop for Grades 9-12, Artistic Tool Making, Artistic Vessels, Three Dimensional Sampler for Teens, Toledo
2008 Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, Artists In Math, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2008 Metals 1, Metals 2, Metals 3, Metal 4, Independent Study, University of Toledo, Toledo
2007 Introduction To Jewelry, Introduction to Blacksmithing, Welded Sculpture, Fun Furniture Fabrication, Artistic Tool Making, Jewelry Casting, Blacksmithing For Grades 9-12, Artists In Math, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2007 Metals 1, Independent Study, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
2006 Jewelry Casting, Introduction to Fabrication, Intermediate Fabrication, Introduction to Blacksmithing, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2006 Metals 1, Metals 2, Metals 4, Independent Study, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
2005 Beginning Fabrication, Jewelry Casting, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2004 Beginning Fabrication, Intermediate Fabrication, Jewelry Casting, Toledo Museum Art, Toledo, Ohio
2003 Beginning Fabrication, Intermediate Fabrication, Jewelry Casting, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2002- spring Beginning Jewelry, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
2002 Jewelry Casting, Beginning Fabrication, Intermediate Fabrication, Blacksmithing, Toolmaking, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2001 Beginning Casting, Beginning Fabrication, Blacksmithing, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2000 Holloware, Blacksmithing, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
1999- fall Beginning Jewelry, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
1998-1999 Metalsmithing, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
1998-1999 Three Dimensional Foundations, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
1997- fall Design and Fabrication, Introduction to Studio, Center for the Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan
1996-1997 Beginning Jewelry, Surface Embellishment, Blacksmithing Techniques, Introduction to Damascus Steel, Center for the Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan
1996-spring Beginning Jewelry, Intermediate Jewelry, Advanced Jewelry, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
1994-spring Introduction to Sculpture, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
1993-1994 Beginning Jewelry, Intermediate Jewelry, Advanced Jewelry, Blacksmithing Techniques, Center for the Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan
1992-1993 Graduate Teaching Assistant - Three Dimensional Design, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

Shows Juried:
2013 Crosby Festival of the Arts, Toledo Botanical Gardens, Toledo, Ohio
2012 Northwest Ohio Artists, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

Professional Experience:
2007 Designed and Set Up New Blacksmithing/Sculpture Studio, Grove Place Studio, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2006-present 3-D Studio Manager, and Instructor, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2003-present Established HR Metals, making ongoing commissions and restorations
2002-present Head of Jewelry Department, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2002 Designed, and Set Up Jewelry Studio, Woodruff Studio, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2000 Designed, and Set Up Blacksmithing Program, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
1998-2006 Art Technician, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

Workshops / Lectures Given
2013 Blacksmithing in History, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2013 Blacksmithing in Sculpture, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2013 Leaf Hooks, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2012 A Primer in Blacksmithing, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2012 Blacksmithing and Technology, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2012 Blacksmithing in History, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2012 Vine Shaped Bottle Stoppers, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2012 Hammered Steel Vessels, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2011 Charm Bracelets, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2011 Blacksmithing with Coal, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2011 Blacksmithing in Sculpture, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2011 Blacksmithing in History, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2010 Damascus Steel Workshop #4, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2010 The History of Blacksmithing, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2010 Damascus steel Workshop #3, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2010 Beads from Recycled Materials, Bead Stampede, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2010 Blacksmithing in Sculpture, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2010 Chasing Tools for Mokume Gane, Gem and Rock Hound Club, Toledo Botanical Gardens, Toledo, Ohio
2009 Jewelry And Blacksmithing As A Career, Toledo Museum of Art Toledo, Ohio
2009 The Village Blacksmith, Sylvania Village, Sylvania, Ohio
2009 Blacksmithing for Fun, Sylvania Village, Sylvania, Ohio
2009 Patio Candle Holders, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2009 Campfire Tools, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2009 Steel Dishes, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2009 Charm Bracelets, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2008 Damascus, Billets of Pattern Welded Steel, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2008 Damascus Steel Making, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2008 Blacksmithing, Black Swamp Arts Festival, Bowing Green, Ohio
2008 Blacksmithing, Arts Gone Wild, Toledo Zoo, Toledo, Ohio
2007 Damascus, Pattern Welded Steel, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2007 Blacksmithing Techniques, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2007 Blacksmithing, the King of Craft, the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2007 Blacksmithing, A Teacher's Workshop, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2007 Metalsmithing, An Artist's Perspective, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
2006 Blacksmithing a Medieval Perspective, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
2006 Hammer In, Textures On Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metal, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
2006 Wire Wrapped Sculptures for Day of the Dead, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2006 Steel Sculptures for the Day of the Dead, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2006 Metalsmithing an Artist's Perspective, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
2005 Blacksmithing for Sculptors, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green. Ohio
2002 Blacksmithing, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
2000 ABANA and New Techniques, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
2000 Making MokumeGane , Bowling Green State University, Bowing Green, Ohio
1999 Forging Non-Ferrous Metals, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
1998 Toolmaking and Tool Steel, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
1997 Forging Steel, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
1996 Forging Non-Ferrous Metals, Ann Arbor Art Association, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1996 Jewelry Techniques for High School Educators, Cass Technical High School, Detroit, Michigan
1995 Damascus Steel, Center for the Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan
1994 Alternative Materials for Jewelry, Center for the Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan
1993 Blacksmithing Techniques for the Studio Artist, Center for the Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan
1993 Blacksmithing Techniques for the Studio Artist, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio
1992 Blacksmithing Techniques, Steels, and the Making of Chasing and Repousse Tools, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
1991 Jewelry Techniques, DeSoto High, DeSoto, Wisconsin

Exhibitions:
2013 JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW, American Gallery, Sylvania, Ohio
2013 SCULPTURE WALK, Simpson Park, Bowling Green, Ohio
2012 JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW, American Gallery, Sylvania, Ohio.
2012 SALLY MILLER, HANS RUEBEL, ANDREI ALEXANDER, Wolf Gallery, Maumee, Ohio
2012 AMERICAN BLADESMITH MID AMERICAN SYMPOSIUM, Miami Fairgrounds, Troy, Ohio
2011 JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW, American Gallery, Sylvania, Ohio
2011 TMA OFF SITE STAFF SHOW, the Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio
2011 93rd TOLEDO AREA ARTISTS SHOW, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2011 TMA STAFF SHOW, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2011 ARTISTS AND THEIR STUDIOS, American Gallery, Sylvania, Ohio
2011 QUAD STATE SHOW, Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil, Troy, Ohio
2010 SCULPTURE IN THE VILLAGE, Gibsonburg, Ohio
2010 THE ARTFUL TABLE, Del Mar Loop Gallery, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
2010 ART DE CONCRETE, Kuhlman Corporation, Maumee, Ohio
2010 PRECIOUS ALCHEMY, Riverhouse Gallery, Perrysburg, Ohio
2010 VESSELS AND PAINTING, American Gallery, Sylvania, Ohio
2010 SUMMER SHOW, Sur St. Claire, Toledo, Ohio
2009 INSIDE OUTSIDE, American Gallery, Sylvania, Ohio
2009 STAFF SHOW, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2008 HANS RUEBEL, American Gallery, Sylvania, Ohio
2008 OUTSIDE INSIDE, American Gallery, Sylvania, Ohio
2008 SCULPTURE EXHIBITION 2008, Schedel Gardens, Elmore, Ohio
2007 CRAFT FORMS 2007, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania
2007 DAY OF THE DEAD, Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center, Toledo, Ohio
2007 STAFF SHOW, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2007 20th NATIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION, South Cobb Arts Alliance, Mableton, Georgia
2007 METALWORK, Foothills Art Gallery, Nelsonville, Ohio
2007 ARTISTS IN THE GARDEN, Parkwood Gallery, Toledo, Ohio
2006 19th NATIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION, South Cobb Arts Alliance, Mableton, Georgia
2006 SUMMER SHOW, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
2006 STAFF EXHIBITION, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
2006 OHIO ARTISTS, French Art Colony, Defiance, Ohio
2006 FACULTY AND STAFF EXHIBITION, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
2005 WOOD WORKS, American Gallery, Sylvania, Ohio
2005 HARD AND HEAVY IRON AND STEEL, Bemidji Community Arts Council, Bemidji, Minnesota
2005 FACULTY AND STAFF EXHIBITION, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
2004 FALL 2004 ANNUAL EXHIBIT, Space 237, Toledo, Ohio
2004 NEW WORKS, Schedel Gardens, Elmore, Ohio
2004 FACULTY AND STAFF EXHIBITION, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2004 FACULTY EXHIBITION, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
2003 MICHIGAN SILVERSMITHS GUILD BIANNUAL, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2003 FACULTY EXHIBITION, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
2003 FACULTY AND STAFF EXHIBITION, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2003 MENORAH ART SHOW, Janice Charach Epstein Gallery, West Bloomfield, Michigan
2003 METALS 2003, SPACE 237, Toledo, Ohio
2002 METALS 2002, Center For Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan
2002 THIRD YEAR ANIVERSERY SHOW, Reve, Sylvania, Ohio
2002 NEW WORKS, 1911 Gallery, Fort Wayne, Ohio
2002 FACULTY EXHIBITION, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
2001 ALUMNI SHOW, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
2001 JEWELRY AND OBJECTS, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2001 SUMMER SHOW, 1911 Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana
2001 FACULTY EXHIBITION, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio
2001 THE CRISTMAS SHOW 1911 Gallery, Fort Wayne, and Indiana
2001 LAMPS AND PAINTINGS, Cosmo's, Bowling Green, Ohio
2000 NORTHWEST OHIO ARTISTS, Art Space, Lima, Ohio
2000 NEW ARTISTS, 1911 Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana
2000 BOYS WILL BE BOYS, Reve, Sylvania, Ohio
2000 NEW FURNITURE, Reve, Sylvania, Ohio
2000 FACULTY EXHIBITION, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio
1999 BY HAND AND HAMMER, Wearly Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan
1999 THE 47th ANNUAL SPRING SHOW, Art Space, Lima, Ohio
1999 CHRISTMAS SHOW, Reve, Sylvania. Ohio
1999 FACULTY EXHIBITION, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
1998 TOLEDO AREA ARTISTS 80TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
1998 MICHIGAN METALSMITHING, Birmingham Art Museum, Birmingham, Michigan
1998 FACULTY EXHIBITION, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
1997 THE ART OF CRAFT, Long Beach Art Association, Long Beach California
1997 BLACK SWAMP ARTS FESTIVAL, Bowling Green, Ohio
1997 BIRMINGHAM ETHNIC FESTIVAL, Toledo, Ohio
1996 A WINE AFFAIR: A CELEBRATION OF WINE AND ART,
1996 Fund-raiser, Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, Ohio
1994 NEW CREATIVE IMAGES IN METAL, Behind the Brewery Gallery, Lacrosse, Wisconsin
1994 25 YEARS OF METALWORK AT UWL, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
1993 METAL VESSELS, Gallery 181, Iowa State University, Ames Iowa
1993 THE BEST OF 1993, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus Ohio
1993 THE 37TH ANNUAL JUNE ART EXHIBIT, Wassenberg Art Center, Van Wert, Ohio
1993 MICHIGAN METALSMITHING IN THE YEAR OF THE AMERICAN CRAFT, Exhibit Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1993 CRAFTS NATIONAL 27, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
1993 ARTIST'S BUTTONS: FASCINATING FASTENERS, Ohio Designer Craftsmen Gallery, Columbus, Ohio; Sauder Museum, Archbold, Ohio; The Owens Corning Lobby Gallery, Toledo, Ohio
1993 TOLEDO AREA ARTISTS 75TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
1993 MASTER OF FINE ARTS THESIS EXHIBITION, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
1992 STEEPING MATTERS - THE METAL TEA INFUSER, Swidler Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan
1992 PROSCENIUM '92 - 16TH ANNUAL JURRIED ART EXHIBITION, Beck Center for the Cultural Arts, Lakewood, Ohio
1992 INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL EXHIBITION, ARTISTS - BLACKSMITHS ASSOCIATION OF North America
1992 California Poly Technical, San Luis Obispo, California
1992 36TH ANNUAL JUNE ART EXHIBIT, Wassenberg Art Center, Van Wert, Ohio
1992 TOLEDO AREA ARTISTS 74TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Ohio
1992 AESTHETICS '92, McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas
1992 THE 32ND ANNUAL MID-STATES CRAFT EXHIBITION, Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, Indiana
1992 THE 26TH ANNUAL NATIONAL DRAWING AND SMALL SCULPTURE SHOW, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas
1991 GRADUATE EXHIBITION, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
1991 THE THIRD ANNUAL MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE AND SHOW, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
1991 ALL STUDENTS ART EXHIBITION, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
1991 MID-WEST METALS SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
1990 RAW ART - HERSHLEB, RUEBEL, SIKORA, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
1990 ALL STUDENTS ART EXHIBITION, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, LaCrosse. Wisconsin
1989 WCWC ART EXHIBITION, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
1988 ALL STUDENTS ART EXHIBITION, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
1988 ALL STUDENTS ART EXHIBITION, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
1987 MID-WEST METALS SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION, University of Wisconsin Lacrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Awards:
2011 QUAD STATE SHOW, Second Place in The Cutting Edge, Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil, Troy, Ohio
2000 THE 47th ANNUAL SPRING SHOW, Second Place, Art Space, Lima, Ohio
1993 37TH ANNUAL JUNE ART EXHIBIT, Foundations Grand Award, Wassenberg Art Center, Van Wert, Ohio
1993 MICHIGAN METALSMITHING IN THE YEAR OF THE AMERICAN CRAFT, Ann Arbor Art Association, Gallatin and Socha Metals Award, Ray Gabriel Metals Award, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1992 PROSCENIUM '92, First Place, the Beck Center for the Cultural Arts, Lakewood, Ohio
1992 36TH ANNUAL JUNE ART EXHIBIT, Honorable Mention, Wassenberg Art Center, Van Wert, Ohio
1991 GRADUATE EXHIBITION, Grounds for Thought Award, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
1991 ALL STUDENTS ART SHOW, Best of Show, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1991 MID WEST METALS SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION, Knifemakers Award, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
1990 ALL STUDENTS ART SHOW, UWL Purchase Award, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, LaCrosse Wisconsin
1989 ALL STUDENTS ART SHOW, Art Students Award, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
1988 LISA KAY ROSLANSKY ART SCHOLORSHIP, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, LaCrosse Wisconsin
1988 ALL STUDENTS ART SHOW, Fiorini Metalsmiths Award, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Professional Organizations:
Artists Blacksmiths Association of North America
Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil
American Bladesmith Society
American Craft Council


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