While beauty is only skin deep when it comes to functional knives for the kitchen, it doesn’t hurt if the handle that sticks out of the block is a conversation piece in and of itself.
Veark didn’t just set out to craft a good-looking knife when it launched on Kickstarter back in 2018 with its CK01 Chef’s Knife, but the ergonomic handle does the trick, inspired by the world of non-knife tools such as wrenches, and is made for left- or right-handed users alike.
With the goal of making the perfect everyman kitchen knife, the Copenhagen-based brand just released the CK16 Chef’s Knife, which takes the shape of the longer CK20 but shortens the blade by 1.6”. A size above the SK15, the new blade is 16cm (6.3”) long and weighs nearly an ounce less than its progenitor at around 5.6oz. Like all Veark knives, the 58HRC stainless steel blade is drop forged from a single piece of metal by craftsmen in Solingen, the knife capital of Germany, also dubbed the “City of Blades.”
For a new go-to knife in the kitchen, head over to Veark’s website to grab the CK16 for $180.