During the late 1800's Kerope Zildjian was recognised throughout Europe and beyond as one of the most accomplished craftsmen of the Zildjian family. His K Zildjian cymbals surpassed all of the others in terms of resonance and durability which is (always difficult to create) Initially Kerope was second in the line of succession.
It was in 1865 that Kerope inherited the business from his brother Avedis II. Kerope ran this business for 44 years until he died. It was in 1909 that through travelling to major exhibitions and centre's of culture in Europe that Kerope's enhanced the Zildjian family's reputation. The company won 10 decorations and medals and many certificates of commendation. Kerope could not have imagined that his grand nephew Avedis III, would one day take his family's cymbal making tradition to America where it would flourish like never before. Zildjian honoured Kerope by the letter K on their amazing cymbals. When you see and hear a K Zildjian cymbal you will now know where it all started from. Kerope Zildjian please check out Zildjians amazing website with so much great information on by simply going to www.zildjian.com