Custom Chef Knives

All knives are made custom, to order.

When placing an order, I will go back and forth with you to plan out the build, set a timeline, and update you throughout the process.


Japanese Blades

These knives are fully forged by hand and are available in dozens of potential designs.

Japanese blades feature a "hidden tang", where the balance of the knife is more blade-forward.  Ideal for push and pull cuts and maximum control.

Pricing for smaller utility, paring and boning knives is around $200 CAD

Full size chef knives are generally around $375 CAD depending on materials.

Please feel free to reach out to discuss any custom builds.


European Blades

A heftier European styled chef knife, with a full steel tang.

The high point on these blades allows for easier "rock-chopping" and carving. 

The balance on these knives is generally centered.  

Pricing for these blades start at $400 CAD depending on the chosen materials. 

Please feel free to reach out to discuss any custom builds.


Gift Experiences

Looking for a unique gift for the foodie in your life?  Give the gift of a custom chef knife.  Let them choose their own design and be a part of the build from start to finish.  We offer gift cards that can be a great choice for the friend or loved one who has everything.


Made in the Maritimes

All of the work from design and conception, to forging and finishing, happens in Prospect Village.  Materials are sourced as locally as possible.  Steel from Canadian suppliers and handle woods from both local suppliers and local shorelines.


By Hand

Using a handmade blade is a special experience.  Knowing that there is no other knife exactly like yours and that it was made with you in mind, during every step of the process.  Each one of our knives is completely unique.


Carbon Steel

All of my blades are shaped or forged from high carbon steels.  Up until the advent of stainless, all chef knives were carbon.  In fact, if you dig through your grandparent's heirlooms, that old carving knife with the darkened blade and bone handle, is most certainly carbon.

Carbon steel is generally regarded as easier to sharpen, and better at holding its edge longer.  The trade-off for this performance, is it MUST be cared for properly. 

A carbon steel blade will react to the foods it cuts, and over time, your culinary adventures will paint its surface with hues of grey, blue and black.

Please click below and read up on how to care for these knives before committing to a purchase.


A Bit About Me

My name is Jeremy, and I'm an independent knifemaker based in Prospect Village, Nova Scotia.  After spending the last 20 years working in tech, I caught the bug of making things with my hands.  Making knives is a labor of love, and hammering out new ideas or designs and trying them out in the kitchen has been a fulfilling experience that I continue to enjoy.  

Everything in our world is so fast, convenient, and commoditized.  Sometimes it's nice to take a step back and do things slowly, and with care.  These knives are crafted for people who take the same approach to their cooking.


Orders and Questions

We want to hear from you.  

Reach out for a no-commitment quote, or just ask questions before deciding if a custom chef knife is right for you.

Prospect Village, NS, Canada


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