Knifemaker Afonchenko Alexander

Knifemaker Afonchenko Alexander

Born in.



Lozova, Kharkiv region.

I started knives made with a year.

Knives started doing in school days, the first serious work done in 2008. Since 2012 engaged in the manufacture of knives professionally.

For some reason, I took up the matter.

The first knife I made for himself and his friends, because he could not find a satisfying Quality knives on the market at the time.

What style prefers and why.

Very impressed by the knives in the style of Bob Loveless. A legendary figure in the world of knives, a system that mimics the whole world, the main features of this style: concave slopes, polished to a mirror blade, metal guard and bolster natural materials handle, horn, wood, bone, classics at its best, proven for decades .

Quite a lot of their models, they are also in demand. This knife for hiking, fishing, hunting, EDC knives are small knives for everyday wear.

What materials are used and why.

Depending on the objectives of the knife can be different materials. If the knife to go fishing, I usually do not recommend the use of natural wood, has excellent synthetic materials mikarta, carbon fiber, fiberglass G10.

From natural: stabilized horn, stable wood, Ironwood, cocobolo, sneykvud. I prefer to use modern powder steel manufactured in the USA, Europe and Ukraine.

What kind of target audience oriented.

The main customers are hunters, tourists, collectors and amateurs of knives. The modern market does not allow to confine than one, try to meet the needs of the client, in this I have no knives from expensive materials, and there are knives made from premium materials. I believe that there can be no special restrictions. A good knife is needed for everyone.

Does the knife Does he fully cooperates with or blacksmiths and other craftsmen.

Starting with a sketch in the SolidWorks design, its plastic version, the subsequent production of the blade, hilt, scabbard, to do everything himself. A separate area for me, is the production of copyright of its sheath of skin and kaydeksa.

Is this the main occupation.

Yes, in 2012, this is my hobby, craft, and business, all in one. In the west, there is a clear term determines how long you do knives – “full time knifemaker”.

Education (specialty).

Tovaroznavstvo is the Sanitary and Epidemiological in mitnіy spravі


Through organizers show “Steel Edge”.