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.