Raw Knives produces the highest quality hand-made kitchen knives and remains a sanctuary of time-honoured craftsmanship.

What I especially cherish about crafting kitchen knives is the strong sense that they will be passed down through multiple generations. I am dedicated to forging pieces that embody enduring quality and authenticity, steering clear of the ephemeral and insubstantial. At Raw Knives, we create knives that, by modern standards, shouldn’t exist.

Here, we meticulously craft every component of our knives from scratch, leaving nothing beyond our control. Our journey begins with sheets of high carbon steel and twisted, aged hardwoods. I see the process as a form of alchemy, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. In this transformative process, layers of metal are meticulously hand-forged in a symphony of fire and force, revealing the enchanting Damascus Steel—something truly magical.

Nicholas Johnson

Founder, Bladesmith