My name is Zdeněk Janča and I have been knife enthusiast since my childhood. My first knife (the classic small clasp-knife), was a present from my mum and since then I had been
trying with a big difficulties to get rid of the habit to have at least small knife at night under my pillow. I could not fall in sleep without it. Since that time all friends call me with the nickname "Nožíř" (Cutler).
My first attempts to fabricate the knives by myself, would make laugh heartily each of you. I tested few professions before I managed to learn where is my breeding ground. After terminating
my special secondary school – (joiner specialization) and trying to study the school of furniture making and design it wasn't that hard to find out that this is not my cup of tea. However I have tried to imply my experiences in various restoration workshops
but the smell of leather was more attractive than the wood. In saddlery workshops many interesting things could be learned.
Successful attempt for independent
production was at the beginning mainly with leather products, but this was just a close step to the present. Step by step I managed to concentrate myself only on the entire knife production. Knives made by me are mostly of practical use. I am trying to combine
precisely the design and character of the working knife. First of all it is me who want to have the knife good looking and useful to cut nice thick slice of bread.