Each knife is an extension of myself. All of my blades and accessories are handmade American tools, forged and crafted from the highest quality domestically sourced raw materials. Art is my passion, when you put one of my knives in your hand you are holding my energy, frozen in a practical and very functional art form. Each one requires many hours of thought, labor and patience; I become personally attached and each one is hard to let go. In the end it is my fashionable design, perfectionist attitude and attention to detail which make my work unique.. Read More…
Few Notes From Previous Clients
The Knives that Andreas sent me are so amazing. So beautiful I can’t believe how well they turned out. They even better in person. They blew my expectations out of the atmosphere. The contrast of the colors and grains of the wood truly works of art. You have out done yourself. The EDC sport are my favorite the best knives I have ever owned. Thank you so much. I could not be happier with my purchase. You are truly a master of your craft. I am so glad I found you on kickstarter. I look forward to being a lifetime satisfied customer and can’t wait to see the mas.
“Knowing my love for cooking, Andreas Kalani presented me with one of his custom knives as a special gift. At first glance, I was taken by its appearance. Hand-crafted in my favorite colors and materials, this knife was truly a beautiful custom work of art, and I was honored to receive such a personal present. But that was just the beginning! Upon actually using this knife, it not only had seamless design qualities, but I found it to be light-weight yet very solid, with a well-balanced and comfortable grip. The outstanding blade quality allows me to cut and chop just like the pros! Needless to say, this hardworking tool is now my go-to kitchen favorite.”
These knifes are handcrafted and made form complete scratch. They have field dressed and skinned 7 white tail, 5 pigs and 1 mule deer. I couldn’t be happier with with these blades the AK Custom Knives made. I would highly recommend these knifes to anyone that does any hunting or outdoor adventures.
These knives are legit. Get the job done quick and hold a sharp edge like hell. Totally did the trick down in Texas. Glad we got to try these blades out!
Being a butcher of twelve years, I thought it appropriate that on my wedding day it would be great idea to cut the cake with a meat cleaver but one of good enough quality to use for work as well. After doing some research I found Andreas on the Internet and approached him with my idea and he was more than happy to help.
Via email we had good discussions of what style of cleaver I wanted, giving suggestions on the style of blade and the different types of wood that would accomplish the finish I would like for the handle. As for the dyeing of the wood Andreas was more than accommodating, I told him what I was aiming for and if I didn’t like a colour combination he went back and organised another wood colouring until I was happy.
When I received the the cleaver the end product better than I could of imagined, the handle was comfortable to grip and the balance of the cleaver was perfect. The sharpness of it was exactly right for a cleaver, which for me was a true sign of craftsmanship knowledge, because if a cleaver is too sharp the edge is to brittle and is prone to chipping when used.
I cannot recommend AK custom Knives enough to anyone who is looking for a knife that will surely be the pride and centre piece of any professionals collection, I will most certainly be using Andreas’s services again.
The knife that Andreas made for me is by far my favorite knife. The ergonomically designed handle fits comfortably in my hand and has a very sleek design to it. The colors of the handle are inspired by the colors of the Philadelphia Eagles’ uniform, pretty much a perfect match. As a pastry chef, the majority of my knife work is dedicated to delicate applications such as slicing fruit or cutting through cakes and pastries. The knife’s razor sharp blade is perfect for these applications. I’m looking forward to adding more AK knives to my collection.
Every time I use my RANIA, I can feel the spirit that lives in the blade. Truly a work of art – the most balanced, and no doubt the sharpest knife in my kitchen.
I’m a home cook and advocate of healthy eating and making your own meals. I cook almost every day and just like any profession in order to master your craft you need to have a right tools to do it. I have used different type of knives and each had it’s own pros and cons. I wanted a chef knife that fits my style of cooking and had Andreas make me a custom knife. He allowed me to custom choose materials and handle and to every small detail. I find his product with outmost quality as he pays attention to every detail and no specification is overlooked. There is such an ease to use his knives and flows perfectly with my chopping style. I use it every time I’m cooking and can’t wait to add a series of his knives to my collection. I’m truly grateful.
“The Loki may be small in stature, but packs a big punch! Every detail of this knife has been carefully crafted from the beautiful wood, to the unique design. After substantial use, this knife is just as sharp as it was the day it arrived! I love it and if you are lucky enough to snag one, you will too!”
I have only purchased the”normal” Chefs Knives my entire career and we all know the names. I just happened to find Mr. Kalani somehow, probably FaceBook and began following him and that instantly drew me to his website. It took months and months of debate before finding my set. I will just say the anticipation of the delivery drove me crazy! When they came, it was like Christmas as a kiddo. I couldn’t believe the focus in detail. The weight & balance, the handles ergonomically thought out and even the packaging. Everything about my purchase was pure artistry and I am happy to say I own an original set of knives that are not mass produced. Just wanting for AK to slip up again on something I can’t pass up, I want them all but have to choose wisely.
AK, you’ll see another purchase in the future! Thanks again for creating a true masterpiece of a set.
I commissioned Andreas to build a set of knives for my brother and I as a tribute to our late father. What we ended up with are two beautiful knives which will be in our family long after we are gone. This was an idea I had had for a while, and when my youngest daughter and I went shed hunting in March of 2017 we found antlers which made me press forward. With a lot of good fortune the project landed in the hands of Andreas. He listened to all of my ideas and incorporated them into the project in the most creative of ways. His attention to every detail is both amazing and admirable, I believe he is a master of his work, yet in talking to him you will hear of all the things he is yet to learn. I was able to present my brother with his knife on my fathers birthday just a few weeks ago, the emotion it brought was more than I expected, but exactly what Andreas and I were going for. A truly priceless tribute to the man who gave so much to all he came in touch with. I would recommend Andreas and his work to anyone who considering any form of project. You are dealing with someone who will go above and beyond and deliver a functional piece of art.