Chef's Knives & Santokus
This is the most essential, multi-purpose knife in a cook’s arsenal (and its Japanese counterpart, which allows for more precise cuts). They can chop, slice, dice, and mince
From starter sets (chef, carving, and paring knives) to 10-piece workhorses, find the team that works best for your cooking habits and kitchen counter space.
A utility knife is perfect for avocados, lemons, and chicken parts—stuff for which a chef’s knife might feel too clumsy, a paring knife too small.
A long knife with a serrated edge, a bread knife is for foods with tough exteriors and soft-interiors—like bread! And to keep it at optimum sharpness, it's best not to use them for anything else.
A small, manoeuvrable knife perfect for peeling and cutting small fruits and vegetables, as well as detail work (deseeding chillies, deveining shrimp, hulling strawberries).
Why should restaurants have all the fun? Steak knives, whether serrated or straight, make cutting meat at the table easy, not embarrassing.
Fish & Seafood Knives
More flexible than boning knives, with a super-sharp point for precision, these knives are made to remove the thin bones and delicate skin of seafood.
Carving & Slicing Knives
Meant to slice cooked meat, carving and slicing knives (interchangeably used) are meant to be longer than the slice of meat it cuts, with sharp points that can manoeuvre around joints.
Chopping & Cutting Boards
Chopping boards aren’t just surfaces; they should be able to withstand the pressure of knife blades, keeping them sharper for longer.
Chopping & Cutting Boards
Since you’ll use them pretty much every time you cook, your chopping boards should be easy to use, not unwieldy. Our boards won't suffer from deep knife cuts that allow bacteria to flourish.
These large boards come out during the big feasts, or every time you need to cut food that will release a lot of juice—since their key feature is deep grooves along the edges that A) prevent spillage and B) save the best part of your gravy.
The key to a good cheese board is picking a material that does not absorb the aromas or residue of cheese—non-porous wood, like olive wood or birch. Since it starts the party, it should look nice, too!
Knife Sharpening & Storage
Sharper knives mean safer and more effective knives, so they are worth nurturing and storing well.
Whetstones are a knife’s best friend, but pull-through sharpeners and honing steels might suit your habits better.
Knife Racks & Stands
Don’t stuff your top-tier knives in a drawer where they might bite you—keep them within reach near the counter for ease and style.
Knife Rolls & Bags
Whether you need to transport knives or keep them safe from kids (or dishwasher addicts), these containers provide perfect blade cushions.
Top Brands for Knives & Boards
We've built strong relationships with these brands because, after several rounds of testing, we know they are of the highest calibre.
A Japanese brand with legions of fans worldwide, Kai knives are known for functionality, sharpness, and precision.
Japanese-style carbon-steel blades made in Peckham, these are the knives London’s top chefs rave about.
Family-owned German company that prioritises comfort and makes a wide selection of European knives.
French brand from the eponymous region, specialising in small knives to use at the table. Their iconic bee logo is widely recognised.