Petty/Utility Kitchen Knife

Hand Forged
Remade in England
Using Upcycled Materials


The steel used for this Petty/utility 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.

Utility/Paring Kitchen Knife Details:

The paring or utility kithen knife is one of most useful knives to have in the kitchen. Due to it's smaller size, pointy tip and thin blade, it can be effective both off the board (in the hand) and on the board.

  • High Carbon steel blade forged from upcycled Sheffield engineers file
  • Handle made from reclaimed oak fence post from farmland in Devonshire
  • Bronze pin
  • Blades typically 2-4" in length - you choose
  • Blade height at heel typically 25-35mm
  • 75-100 grams total
  • Handles typically 4.5-5" in length with a rounded octagonal shape

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.


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I estimate to dispatch your knife 8-12 weeks after you submit your order. There can be delays if my production list is longer. This is the quickest way to get your knife.


Petty Utility Knife

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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

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