The Craftsman Behind the Products
I'm Heikki, a carpenter and designer from Rovaniemi, Finland. I bring strong craftsmanship and product design expertise to our company, with nearly two decades of experience in woodworking. My strengths are in an extensive knowledge of materials, work methods and crafting skills.
I graduated as a carpenter in 2006 and then worked for Marttiini knives for 12 years. In knife making, the hands-on craftsmanship and traditional production methods fascinated me. I specialized in crafting knife handles, especially from reindeer and moose antlers. In the last few years, I was responsible for producing custom knives for customers and unique knives with my own designs.
I draw inspiration from Finnish nature, its animals, natural phenomena, shapes and colours. This influence is strongly reflected in Kivalo products. I emphasize that the products are not only beautiful and well-made but also functional in their intended use.
CEO, carpenter and designer