Chefs Knife

Hand Forged
Remade in England
Using Upcycled Materials


The steel used for this Chefs Kitchen knife is some 60-100 years old, originally being made in Sheffield, world renownd for exceptional quality steel.


It's life has already been lived - it's a discarded vintage engineers file. Used to slowly cut and machine all sorts of metal into shape.


By fire I can forge this material into something entire new that can be lovingly used to prepare food every day.

Chefs Kitchen Knife

Laminated Construction

Perhaps the most useful knife you'll own. This comes in different forms, so please just ask or I'll reach out after receiving your order. Some people prefer a predominately flat profile, some prefer one for rocking - some like a bit of both. Overall it is designed to handle many different tasks in the kitchen and can quite easily be used for almost everything if you're comfortable with them!


100% handforged and handmade by me.

  • High carbon steel blade forged from upcycled Sheffield steel with a mild steel jacket OR antique wrought iron with a high carbon core, please choose below.
  • Handle made from a choice of English hardwoods
  • Copper alloy bolster/pin
  • Blades typically 7.5-9" in length - you choose
  • Blade height: typically 50-60mm at the heel
  • 200-300 grams total
  • Handles typically 5-6" in length

Note that this knife is made of high carbon steel which unlike ordinary stainless steel knives, will react to it's environment. See my care tips in my FAQ.

Your knife will vary slightly from these photos, due to the nature of using natural & reclaimed materials, but it's function and design will be the same. Your desired size will be requested after checkout.


Three choices.



Turn around is currently 8-12 weeks. This the quickest way to get your knife.

Made from EITHER mild steel cladding with antique Sheffield steel core OR antique wrought iron cladding with new 52100 core.



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Hi, I’m Richard!

  • I am passionate about sourcing food locally, which partly inspires my hand forged, upcycled kitchen knives
  • I've always loved to cook. I'm someone who gets excited by bizarre things like purple sprouting broccoli and freshly baked bread, but I have never been a chef
  • I love to travel, mostly for food
  • My workshop is based in the heart of Shropshire, England

Chefs Knife, Hand Forged and Remade in England

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