I chose the name of VALKYRIE to honor my Danish heritage. The Andreasen clan is one of the three original families of ship builders from the Island of Laeso off the coast of Denmark. My Great grandfathers, great uncles, and father are not only craftsman, but warriors who have fought for our country. I guess craftsmanship is in my blood, when I was 14 I told my dad I wanted to make a knife, so I started a fire in the back yard and kneeled a file in the coals. I used a file and some hand tools in the garage to fashion a knife....my family was impressed. When I was 16 instead of saving for and buying a truck, I bought a belt grinder, and my dad helped me build a shop in the basement. I designed and crafted a couple blades and took them to the 2013 blade show. There I met Andy Roy, Knife maker and the owner of Fiddleback Forge Knives. Andy was impressed enough with my skill to take me on as an apprentice. After 1 year, at the age of 18 I am a voting member of the Georgia Knife makers Guild, Andy has made me Shop Manager, where we produce 30 to 45 custom knives a week, and with his encouragement to create, I have opened my brand, VALKYRIE KNIVES. I will offer the knives I produce every week available on my website.
Thank you for the opportunity to follow my dream, and check me out every week as I strive to perfect my skills to produce innovative knives you will be proud to own.
Owner and your Craftsman,