My name is Jeremy Robertson. I am the custom knife maker and owner of Calavera Cutlery LLC located in San Diego County California. I started crafting knives in 2008 as a hobby on my days off as an airline pilot. I fell in love with the trade. I have now been a full time maker since 2010.
I started off making fixed blades, draw filing in my kitchen. Then forging knives and tomahawks in my garage the old school way. I now make folders using modern materials such as titanium and powdered steels and using more modern methods of precision manufacturing.
The name Calavera is Spanish for "skull". There is an extinct volcano here in Carlsbad that was on my ancestor's ranch that the Vaqueros (Mexican Cowboys) called Calavera. It is known today as Calavera Hills.
My knives are 100% hand made by me using the best materials available. All the raw materials I purchase from the steel to the handle material and the screws are made in the U.S.A. To me it's not made in the U.S.A unless the materials in the product are made here too.