Don Carlos Andrade is a knifemaker, sculptor, chef and teacher living in California. His interest in handmade knives began in 1985 when he entered culinary school in Los Angeles. There, he saw his first hand made chef knife. Don became a collector and began to buy and sell one-of-akind knives to educate himself about cutlery. Inspecting the various knives and testing them in the kitchen and in the outdoors informed him about the value of a well-made knife. He discovered what he liked about certain styles of knives and found that knives created from
carbon steel often out-performed those made from stainless steel.
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a Dealer for Don Andrade
~ Just Received ~ Direct from the Maker ~
I met Don at a Knife Show a year or so ago, I had seen his fine Chef’s knives on several knife related websites and once I held them I knew that he was a true artist striving to attain much more than just a sharp edge. Don may be what some categorize as a true Renaissance Man, the more I spoke with Don the more excited I was to be working with him and sharing his vision.
HERE is a page with some great background info on Don, his accomplishments and his philosophy on Knife Making.
Direct from the Maker
This is a wonderfully designed, Hand Forged Camp & Bug Out Bag blade that can be counted on to handle most any chore!
This XL Version is NOT one that Don will be making again, other models in this line will all be smaller.
The beautiful High Carbon 1095 Steel Blade has a Convex Grind and a Razor Sharp Edge Bevel. The Blade shape has a Slight Distal Taper and a Modified Penetrator Tip (The Top edge is Not Sharpened but could be by the new owner). Don Forged the Blade to shape and then gave it a Professional Heat Treat, Straight Edge Quench and Light Custom Etch.
Tons of Cutting Potential in this Blade!
The Handle is a Single Piece of Tough Canvas Micarta. The Handle has a Oval Shape at the Bottom to meld into the Finger area of the Grip and Blocked off Top to reduce the overall size.
Plenty of room on the handle to slide back and take advantage of the Light Chopping ability of this wide blade. A Single Mosaic Pin and 2 Ton Epoxy keep the Tang secure inside the Handle.
An artistic blend of a Camp & Outdoor Knife in a size that will serve both Large and Small cutting tasks. Tough enough for Light Chopping and Sharp enough for detail slicing.
Once you hold and use this knife you will share in Don’s vision of finely crafted steel ~ 100% Made in the USA
Complete with Signed Certificate of Authenticity / Material Detail Certificate