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 beautiful and wonderfully designed, Hand Forged EDC Camp Recurve
An artistic blend of the traditional Kukri (or Khukuri) and a modern Camp knife, a Hand Forged elegant yet tough blade of universal functionality ~ that is what Don has interpreted in this design.
The beautiful Desert Ironwood handle scales have been given a subtle Custom Detail Surface Texture along with a Dramatic Ebony wood inlay to hide the Blind Bolt underneath.
The Tang has a gentle Taper and the handle has been expertly Contoured to Fill the palm and designed with a slight Arch, plenty of room to move backward on the handle to take advantage of the Light Chopping ability of this wide blade.
Don’s Signature is engraved into the Blade, appearing like Runic Symbols the Mark is actually Don’s initials D.C.A. ~ when Don contemplated how to mark his Knives he chose the same Mark he had used in his Sculptures for over 20 years.
This knife comes complete in a very thick, upscale Molded Leather Right Hand Belt Sheath by Paul Long. The Sheath was crafted from 10-11 oz Shoulder Leather, and it has an Exotic Ostrich Skin Inlay. Extremely well done.
Once you hold and use this knife you will share in Don’s vision of finely crafted steel ~ 100% Made in the USA
An incredible value for a Hand Forged Blade of this size and quality.
Complete with Signed Certificate of Authenticity / Material Detail Certificate