The knife arrived today! All I can say is WOW!!! It is a fantastic knife in every aspect! It feels fantastic in hand. Wonderful scales, beautiful blade. Atom splitting sharp. It is truly amazing. I will be using some more tonight. I was also very impressed with the entire package. The hand written thank you note, certificate, info packet, slip case were all very nice and extremely thoughtful. I can see you really take pride in every thing you create. You sir are a true artist. This is the first of hopefully many of your knives I will own. Have a great night and thank you for a true piece of functional art!

 Regards, John R.


Don Andrade is a rare site in the modern knife making world. He crafts exceptional pieces with the detail and execution that only true old world skill can manage. Using one of his blades makes even the simplest cutting task something to savor instead of dread. If you are serious about your kitchen instruments, his knives are a balance of beauty and perfect function that will serve you for years to come.

- Sean Z.


Hi Don:

I received the stunning bloodwood chef today, safe and sound. This chef's knife is a true work of art. My wife and I used it this evening to prepare dinner. It's scary sharp and we're pretty used to typical dull kitchen knives. That's all changed now, thanks to your skill and artistry as a master knife maker. We were extremely impressed with the care with which you packaged the knife, and the sheath is a thing of beauty in and of itself. My wife is generally unimpressed with my knife acquisitions, but that isn't the case with this beauty. It goes without saying, I could not be happier with this beautiful chef's knife. I can easily see it as being the most used knife in our kitchen. I just have to make sure my wife keeps it out of the dishwasher  Thank you very much for a pleasant transaction and a wonderful piece of cutlery.

Best, John C.


This Knife you sent me.....Well lets just say its wonderful . I have many thoughts on her and they are all positive. A wonderful slicer it is . You sure know how to grind my friend. If Bade was not coming up and I had a little extra cash I would snag your camp knife . I have been looking at it ever since I bought this one. You will never see this one for sale it is mine for life . Thanks so very much , I look forward to doing business with you in the future.

Your friend , Mike R.


"Many make knives with skill. Don makes them with love. That's why I own several Andrade knives and prepare all of my meals using them."

- Scott


The knives look so amazing! My husband is so happy and excited...a bit surprised as well! He has been chopping up a storm and is having a lot of fun with them. The large one fits his hand perfectly. Thank you again for all your work one these :)    

- J. Walton


Don Carlos Andrade 1824 Sunny Hill Ave.  Los Osos, CA 93402 phone: 805.550.2324 Email: andradeartworks@gmail.com