My name is Andreas Kalani… I create knives and cutlery that celebrate the natural beauty of steel and complimentary organic or handmade materials. Each one is formed by practical and graceful design and all are crafted to be visually appealing and life-lasting.
As an artisan, my own outside-the-box designs and smithing allow for adaptations to satisfy my client’s needs while feeding my personal passion for pairing fashionable form with practical performance. Concealed within every one of AK Custom Knives’ creations are the individual elements of life-lasting quality and permanence that I’ve learned from my mentor and by my own independent study through the restoration of antique and heirloom knives.
My professional background of 30 years includes graphic design, web and software development, marketing and social networking, storyboards and technology prototyping. I’m an attentive and thoughtful person who is also a highly-motivated, hard-working, successful designer, artist, craftsman and now… aspiring maker of knives.