Knifemaker Shelyug Vladlen

Knifemaker Shelyug Vladlen

Year of birth.



Diligence, Mirgorod district, Poltava region

I started knives made with a year.

Knives and axes do more than 10 years.

For some reason, took up the matter.

I saw the opportunity to earn a living thing interesting.

What style you prefer and why.

Axes and knives for hunters do – practical. For axes more suited northern motives. Knives do different pchak example. This is expensive and difficult to implement kukri production time longer. I try to do what is practical and harmonious.

What materials are used and why.

To make the handle mainly use wood, well is our local young apricot. Just work with the skin and bone, do not use plastic.

What kind of target audience oriented.

The primary audience – hunters, fishermen. Kitchen knives do. As well as Nepalese kukri or Aykut – small Japanese swords, samurai their pilots took with them into battle.

Do knife Makes itself in whole or in cooperating with blacksmiths and other craftsmen.

We have a team work – Workshop Forge Fedoryak.

Is this the main occupation.

Yes, this is the main occupation. My knives and axes feed. If there is inspiration, weeks can not go out of the forge.

Education (specialty).

The teacher of physics and mathematics.


After organizers knife show “Steel Edge”.