Kazak Knives is the Trademark of Oleksander Bogdanovich. Alexander is a hereditary Cossack, who passion for his culture runs deep. He developed an interest in edged weapons at an early age and became a collector of antique arms and armor. From his website: “In 2006, while doing some research on the subject of edged weapons in Northern India, I had the honor and privilege of meeting a great man and master blacksmith, Mr. Gopilal Bhanwarlal Lohar, the royal armorer in the court of the king of Mewar in Rajasthan, India. His family has traditionally maintained this position for the last 275 years, since 18th Century King Bhim Singh to the current King Arvind Singh. Mr. Lohar introduced me to some of his edged weapon making techniques, particularly the use of a variety of metals and materials. I was stunned and impressed and at that time decided to change my course and start making knives”. Oleksander apprenticed with Mr. Lohar learning all he could about knife making. His knives are unique and quite wonderful.