CaliforniaKnives' Shop Announcement

Greetings and Welcome to my Etsy Shop. My name is Don Carlos Andrade.

I am a professionally trained Chef, fine artist, and teacher.
I began making Hand Forged Knives in 2006.
My Mentor Tai Goo is a Master Metalsmith and I am honored to have him as my teacher and friend. Each of my knives is created in an atmosphere of Goodness and Meditative intention. I take great joy in making the object that facilitates you keeping yourself fed and making your culinary experiences more gratifying by using a knife that has been made with love and that will hold an edge very well.

Along with fine art sculpture I studied philosophy & psychology, and went on to teach stone carving for many years. Whole Foods Nutrition has been an active interest of mine throughout culinary school and continued on to this day.
My interests also include: Ayurvedic nutrition, Mindfulness Meditation and Qigong.

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