AKU classes are private and in-person courses designed to give each student the best opportunity to learn and practice throughout the course; therefore, each course is limited to no more than one student. This allows you to learn and practice the techniques while maximizing your time to learn the new craft. The cost of $550 per day includes materials based on the projects. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration, which will be applied to the class tuition when the balance is paid in full. If you need to cancel, you can use the deposit amount for up to 12 months from the registration date.


Neil Kamimura and Steve Schwarzer classes are events based and will be announced upon being held.

Andreas Kalani
Andreas KalaniArtist - Knife Maker
Andreas Kalani creates knives and cutlery that celebrate the natural beauty of steel and complimentary organic or handmade materials.
Neil Kamimura
Neil KamimuraArtist - Blade Smith
One might say Neil Kamimura was born to forge steel into knives. After all, his middle name “Teiji” is an homage to his great-grandfather Teiji Kamimura.
Steve Schwarzer
Steve SchwarzerABS Master Bladesmith
Steve Schwarzer is a Master Bladesmith who sold his first knife in 1976. Makes folders, axes and knives specializing in mosaic Damascus and picture mosaic.



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