Vintage enthusiasts will see it right away; shells, engraved patterns and hardware plating options go back to more than hundred yeas of drum making tradition. The opportunity to make my first brass drum and the inspiration to do it was given to me by my training as a goldsmith, years of hands-on experience in the restoration of old drums and experience as a drummer.
AK drums are characterised by unique bearing edges (folded back to the body of the drum and soldered) and the innumerable possibilities for surface refinement in combination with individual hand engraving.
Engraving is usually based on traditional designs but, of course, I engrave any design required by the customer.
For drummers looking for individuality – one of a kind in sound and style!
all the best,
> handcrafted metal shells & hardware ( strainers, hoops,..)
> custom drum engraving
> restoration of antique engraved drums
> Nickel, Black Nickel, Copper, Silver & 24K Gold plating