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Hedlund, Anders

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Anders Hedlund, Swedish knifemakerSwedish knifemaker Anders Hedlund lives in Samstad, on the west coast of Sweden. He was born in 1971 and made his first knife in the wood shop at school at 15 years old. In 1992, he began to make knives in his spare time, starting with factory made blades and eventually grinding his own blades. When he joined the Swedish Knifemakers’ Association, he quickly became aware of the world of handmade knives.

In 2002, he was awarded first place in the Swedish Championship. Today, he has over 20 first places in different knife classes in the Swedish Championships. Some of his other awards include:

  • 2018 – Wooden Sword Award – Knives Annual
  • 2018 – Best in Show – Solvang Invitational Custom Knife Show
  • 2017 – Hall of Fame – Swedish Knifemakers Association
  • 2010 – Best Fixed Blade – East Coast Customer Knife Show
  • 2010 – Buster Warenski Award
  • 2005 – Best Fixed Blade Knife, Non Forged – Paris SICAC Show

Hedlund’s work has been published extensively in knife magazines and in David Darom’s The World of Art Knives, volume 2 and 4.

Anders is well known for his highly carved leather sheaths and exceptional engraving.

Savjo Hunter with Spalted Birch
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