Member CIC, CORPORAZIONE  ITALIANA COLTELLINAI.

Born: Ukraine,Nikolaev  24.08.1970

Education:
“Odessa Theatrical-Artistic Technical School” 1998 - 2002
Course of Art and Stage Properties
“University of Tartu” 2000 - 2001

Knife show:
Hertselia - E.H.E.W.C - Israel			2003 - 2007 
Paris – S.I.C.A.C France				2005 
Paris – S.I.C.A.C France				2006
Prague – KNIFE SHOW				December 2006
Paris - JUURNEE DE LA COUTELLERIE		2007
Stockholm – 3rd annual Knife Show		2007
Paris – S.I.C.A.C France				2007 – (PRIX “AUTOUR DU COUTEAU”)
Holland - First Dutch Knife Exhibition – Utrecht	2007
Milan – CIC  Knife Show				2007
Atlanta – BLADE Show, USA			30.05 - 1.06.2008
Paris – S.I.C.A.C - France				26 - 27.09.2008
Milan – CIC  Knife  Show				29 - 30.11.2008
Paris – S.I.C.A.C - France				02 - 03.10.2009
Milan – CIC  Knife  Show				28 - 29.11.2009
New  York -  The 21st  ECCKS			19 - 21.02.2010
Paris – S.I.C.A.C - France				24 - 25.09.2010
Milan – CIC  Knife  Show				27 - 28.11.2010
New York - The 22st   ECCKS			18 - 20.02.2011
Milan - CIC   Knife Show				18 - 20.11.2011,   01 - 02.12.2012,   30 - 1.12.2013, 
							29 - 30.11.2014,   28 - 29.11.2015
Paris FICX  1st Knife Show			21 - 22.06.2014
New York - The 27st ECCKS			11 - 13.03.2016                                                 

My next knife show: 
Milan - The 20st CIC Knife Show		26 - 27.11.2016

About:
I started making knives in 1990 I worked for Odessa film studio. 
It was order to make arms (including knives) for the film that had been shooting that time. 
Thanks for this order I got inspiration for creating knives and I opened new page in my life.
I create my knives from the beginning to the end by myself including sketches. 
The idea of knife can exist in the form of draft and wait for its embodiment for a long time.
I don’t mean the cases with a customer when I am limited in time. 
I am crazy about the beauty of nature. I get pleasure from the contemplation of it. 
This is my source of inspiration. For my handles I use natural materials, preferring to carve my intricate three-dimensional scenes on boxwood, horns, corals, fossilized walrus teeth, mammoth ivory and other fossil materials from the Siberia and Alaska.
Today I live in Monza (Italy) and work in my own art-studio “Studio Burkovski SNC”. My studio specialized in full-authorship art and also collaborates with Italian makers and with some of the best makers in the world. The possibility to combine design-sculptural techniques of carving with engraving from the best engravers and with forged Damascus from Italy, USA, Sweden end France, allows me to create unique one-of-a-kind works of art according to customer's requests. Many of these are aesthetic and functional one of a kind art knives & art objects. So, if you are still interesting in me and my knives come to my gallery.

Publications:
1) “Knivebladet” 51 nr 2 - 2000 
2) “Knivmakaren” nr 1 – 2001
3) David Darom, The art of Modern “Custom Fixed-Blade Knives” - 2005
4) David Darom & Dennis Greenbaum, The art of Modern “Custom Knifemaking” 100 - Custom Knife Related Projects In the Making. - 2006
5) “ Prorez ” - 2008
6) “ 500 KNIVES ” LARK BOOKS. - 09.01.2009
7) David Darom, “The World of ART KNIVES” Vol. III. - 2015
8) David Darom, “The World of ART KNIVES” Vol. IV. - 2016