Nottingham Knifeworks

Handmade kitchen knives made from recycled & sustainable materials

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Bernard Caille

 Made in Nottingham

Sustainability is important to me. I use as much recycled material as possible. The two steels I work with are manufactured in Sheffield: the SF100 stainless steel is 95% recycled, the 80CRV2 carbon steel is 80% recycled.

The knife handles are made using as much recycled material as possible. You can choose from Smile Plastics exciting and unusual products or wood from old vines worked with a minimal amount of resin for a beautiful hybrid handle. The wood I use is sourced Locally and then stabilised. I use recovered or recycled denim and other textiles to produce homemade micarta.

I trained as a blacksmith in the mid 80’s in France. Soon after I moved to England and my career took a different path. That love of creating something unique with my own hands has never left me and I decided to learn the tricky skill of knifemaking. The knives I create are individual; they are not factory perfect, but those slight imperfections are what makes each one special.

As a passionate and skilled cook, I understand the importance of having the right knife. We all have a favourite knife that has that magic combination of performance and comfort. The right knife becomes an extension of your brain through your hand. I create knives that I hope will become your most valued kitchen tool, with a style that reflects your personality.

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All knives on the website are in stock and will be dispatched the same day if ordered by 2pm using Royal Mail tracked 24 with age verification