Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.
Lucas Rebrovic Was an outdoorsman and wildcrafter from a young age, as such, knives were always an important part of his life. He learned to use and care for a knife when he was seven and by the time he was eleven his passion for nature and bushcraft (and lack of money) led him to build his first knife. As Lucas got older he became more serious about knife making and in his early twenties he built a forge and began bladesmithing. Since then, Lucas has continued to push his smithing skills through teaching and practice, always eager to test his knives in the field and at home. Spending a lot of time in the natural world, Lucas has often observed the axiom 'In nature, nothing is wasted' at work. With respect to this, his knives nearly always integrate found, discarded or wild harvested elements. When he can, Lucas insists on using scrap metal for the blade and wood that he personally cuts from standing dead trees for handles; he believes this leads to a stronger relationship with the materials and ultimately a better knife in the end.