We believe a good knife is the basis of all good cooking. It’s the most important tool a cook can buy.

But buying cheap knives isn’t sustainable - they soon become blunt and in need of replacing.

We’re on a mission to make quality knives that last a lifetime. That’s why our blades are handmade by a Japanese family in Sakai who have been forging knives for over four generations.

To combat plastic waste in the industry, we make our knife handles from plastic that would be heading to landfill. 

It takes a while to create a knife that lasts for life, so we release our knives in limited batches every three months.

We ventured to Scotland in June to collect waste fishing ropes and ocean plastics that have washed up on the coasts of the North West of Scotland. The handles will be made entirely from this material. 210 Paring knives will be available to purchase in September 2021.

Our blades are hand-forged by a family in Sakai, Osaka who have been making knives for hundreds of years. They know how to create beautiful knives that last a lifetime.

These Japanese craftsmen follow a thousand-year-old technique, which originates from the ancient art of swordsmiths. The process involves thirty one steps and takes three months from start to finish. The blades are made with Shirogami 2 (white paper steel), which is hardened to 62 HRC. This creates the perfect balance of sharpness and durability. 

The blade’s edge is sharpened by Kiyoshi, an 83 year old master sharpener who has spent his life at the forge.

Our blades are hand-forged by a family in Sakai, Osaka who have been making knives for hundreds of years. They know how to create beautiful knives that last a lifetime.

These Japanese craftsmen follow a thousand-year-old technique, which originates from the ancient art of swordsmiths. The process involves thirty-one steps and takes three months from start to finish. The blades are made with Shirogami 2 (white paper steel), which is hardened to 62 HRC. This creates the perfect balance of sharpness and durability. 

The blade’s edge is sharpened by Kiyoshi, an 83 year old master sharpener who has spent his life at the forge.

The food and drink industry creates more plastic waste than any other sector. And over 90% of all plastic waste ends up in landfill - despite our best (or worst) recycling efforts. 

We spent a few weeks in Northern Scotland with Plastic@Bay learning more about marine plastic pollution and collecting enough plastic to make 210 handles for Batch 3.

We are going to be releasing 3 different colour options. So you can choose your favourite colour. No two handles will ever be the same - every handle is unique.