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"Perfection can only be reached if you aim for it".

- Alessio Zilli


Alessio originally hails from Switzerland, coming to Canada in 2009. Prior to his arrival in Canada, he completed a 4 year apprenticeship in artistic blacksmithing with the intention of bringing his knowledge and skill to Western Canada.

"My passion for producing exquisite, high quality knives has firm roots in the art of bladesmithing (hand-forging different steels to obtain a desired result). From start to finish, A to Z, my attention to detail results in stunning and functional implements that 'one can grow old with'."


- Alessio Zilli, Journeyman Artistic Blacksmith


​Having made the move from Salmon Arm, British Columbia to Grande Prairie, Alberta in 2015 we are pleased to offer Alessio's services to residents of the Peace Region and beyond. In our commercial shop, we sell Alessio's ready-made custom knives, special order custom knives, handmade leather & Kydex sheathes and much more. We offer premium mono-steel and Damascus blades in kitchen, outdoor, tactical and display knives. Requests for leather sheathes, wooden boxes, and displays are all very welcome!

At AZCK, we have a special focus on education: Alessio loves to share his knowledge and passion with others. Our goal is for each student to have a fun and memorable experience while successfully completing their task or project. We will turn your spark of interest into flames of passion - join our AZCK Community today!

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