The most important kitchen tool is your chef's knife. Whether you're a home cook or Michelin star chef. With this single knife you cut, dice, slice, mince, and chop anything from fine fish to fresh veggies. A good sharp knife cuts precise, clean, and saves you precious time.
Okay so we're still working out a better name for this. But let us tell you it's awesome. There is actual art forged right into your knife! Our revolutionary production technique leaves a 3D mountain pattern to reflect our sustainable approach. Sign up for the e-mail list and be the first to know when we go live on Kickstarter.
What Makes Our knife so great?
For the sharp details here’s the design that went into our Chef’s Knife.
The mountain imprint signifies our sustainable approach. It looks great too. Continue reading
A solid construction so you get a blade you can rely on. Continue reading
Hardened X50CrMoV15 German steel. So your knife stays sharper for longer. Continue reading
Forged knives are generally reserved for professional chefs. Not anymore! We forge your knife in a single mighty blow. This imprints our signature mountain pattern and work-hardens the blade surface. By reinventing the forging process we are able to produce an exceptional knife for an amazing price.
Our knife goes from our hands straight into yours. It's so simple, we're amazed it's gotten so out of fashion. This way, we get to do what we love and you get incredible value for money. That's what we call fair pricing.
We re-invented the production process.
We sell to you directly through Kickstarter. So no middle man.
We only start once we reach our goal. You benefit from our economy of scale.
You’ll be the first and have an early bird discount.
We believe in responsible production. Therefore we compensate all CO2 used to produce and ship your knife 10 times over. This way, everybody benefits and your knife helps to make the world a cleaner place.
We believe our tools define us, and every tool should be as beautiful as it is practical. The beauty of our tools is not just skin deep.
We want to leave a lasting impression. We make knives that are gorgeous, razor sharp, and carbon negative.
Our signature line of mountain pattern knives bring the beauty of nature into your home and reduce carbon emission. We stand for honest tools made from honest materials at an honest price.
By forging the steel we create a superior steel. The mountain pattern signifies our sustainable approach. Lastly it just looks amazing, doesn't it?
Our unique production method used a high powered forge to transfer the mountain pattern from a mold to our knife. This process strengthens the steel by a mechanism called 'work hardening'. The mountain pattern is a reminder of the beauty of nature.
So you get top notch consistent quality. We import our steel from Germany. Needless to say, they have a thing for quality engineering, and for steel.
We use German X50CrMov15 steel to ensure your blade is corrosion resistant and can stand up to whatever you can throw at it. The steel is forged under tremendous pressure in one single operation. Resulting in a hard and tough steel that keeps a great edge.
To make sure you'll never want to let go of your knife we choose a good old hardwood handle. All-natural, sustainable, feels-just-right. Wenge wood to be precise. Grips perfectly, wet or dry. And we think it looks great too.
We are determined to build a sustainable knife. A synthetic handle just won't do. Wood is one of the few materials that actually absorb CO2 in it's production cycle. Using a hardwood like wenge, also known as Wenge, ensures our handle is grippy and durable.
BARE Knives are constructed using a partial tang. That means the blade steel continues into the handle for almost the complete length of the handle. This method of construction is strong and allows the handle to be made from a single piece of wood.
It is traditionally the method used for the construction of Japanese knives. Its sturdy reputation and sleek look made this the construction of choice. As they say, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Literally: as sharp as a razor. You could shave with a bare knife, though please don’t try this at home. To achieve this our blades are sharpened to a 15 degree angle. For comparison: most knives are shipped with a 17 to 22 degree angle.
Why even sharper? Sharper cuts mean your food stays fresher because it doesn't get squashed. It also means you can be more precise and have to deliver less effort. Lastly, the knife is less likely to slip when sharp making it safer to use. Because cooking, and cutting, should be a joy!
We believe in responsible production. We compensate all CO2 used to make and ship your knife 10 ten times over.
In the Indian region of Raichur there is a serious shortage of wood due to deforestation. Moreover, the traditional way of cooking causes a lot of harmful smoke indoors, and women must spend a lot of time gathering wood.
For every knife, we make a donation to help provide these women with convenient, clean burning stoves. This way, everybody benefits and your funding pledge will be Carbon Negative.