What is "Manly Art"?

September 14, 2016

swank lake hand made knife with wood bone or antler handle

The Manly Arts is the simple concept that it seems, art for and about men; however, this doesn't mean that women can't enjoy it too. 

Any man or woman who has had the fortune of growing up on the Carolina coast fishing with their family or even participating in the Big Rock tournament can appreciate the beauty of Mike Rooney's, Cruising Mahi and the Red Snapper cuff links by James Carter.
Mike Rooney Cruising Mahi
Red Snapper Cufflinks by James Carter Studio

Functional Art: Engraved Knife Handles with Damascus Steel Blades

When it comes to art, it's important to remember that art could be functional too, like these custom handmade knives from Swan Lake Knives knife maker, Andrew Holz. Each handle is handmade using exotic materials such as antler and wood that showcases the forged Damascus steel blade.
swan lake knives by andrew holz wilmington nc

Jewelry for Men: Rings & Cuff Links

Most importantly, jewelry could be art too! Jewelry designers such as Mark Schneider make a variety of high-end jewelry pieces using diamond and gemstones each year. 
solid silver ring for a man diamond sterling silver rings for men  
Like all art, "Manly Art" is truly in the eye of the beholder. Regardless of it's home on your wall, in your man cave, or on your body - as long as you enjoy it, that's what makes it art.

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