Forged by a 5th generation bladesmith in Thiers, France
It's easy to be charmed by France and even easier to be charmed by French knife maker Pascale and her family-owned factory in Thiers, France. We fell in love with their craftsmanship and commitment to both tradition and innovation. We approached them with our designs and ideas for the Made In Chef Knife, and they used their age-old knife-making tradition and innovative nitrogen treatment to help us execute the perfect knife.
Every part of our knife, down to the rivets, comes from France. We source X50CrMoV15 metal and apply the resin handles by hand in our French factory. The final product is a fully forged and fully French chef knife.
We start with single rods of X50CrMoV15 and treat them with nitrogen to prevent corrosion and add hardness. We then heat and forge the individual rods of metal until we achieve a blade, bolster, and handle. From there, we buff, polish and sharpen the knife until it's ready for it's handle and boxed up to ship directly to your kitchen.