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 are excited to be partnering with Abel & Cole on Batch 2, turning their dairy farms plastic waste into the handles for our knives. 150 Santoku knives will be available to purchase on 2nd June 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 are excited to be partnering with Abel & Cole in Batch 2, helping them to reduce their environmental impact by upcycling their plastic waste into the handles for our knives.

The handles will be made out of old milk cartons, blue and black milk delivery crates and white lids. Each handle is unique and no two handles will ever be the same!