Any chef worth their mettle can tell you that raw talent will only get you so far in the kitchen. At some point, you’ll have to invest in some decent hardware – especially when it comes to cutting tools. And we posit that none are quite as magnificent as Stephen Webster’s Beasts of London knives.
Made exclusively by commission, these knives feature a construction that’s just as magnificent as their appearance, that being with handles made of brass connected to supremely high-quality Damascus steel blades – crafted with the same steel-folding technique utilized by Japanese sword makers. And each knife features a handle in the shape of an animal (or, in one case, a vegetable) representative of the knife’s purpose – including a bull, boar, rooster, ram, salmon, and a zucchini. The full set can be ordered through Stephen Webster stores or Harrods.