IT STARTED WITH SMASHING A TOMATO:
I started Knifey because I am an enthusiastic (if not good) cook, but one with dull knives because sharpening has always been a chore. While smashing a tomato with a blunt chef’s knife one day, I started to daydream about whether it would be possible to do the following:
-Make it really easy to always have sharp knives-Allow people to experience the joy of amazing quality knives without having to pay hundreds of dollars for a set
-Help battle poverty through partnerships with non-profits helping disadvantaged folks gain employment through culinary skills training
This started a cycle of research. Along the way I learned that the traditional knife industry is a rip-off. Big mark ups from the manufacturers and a retail middle man makes knives more expensive than they need to be. Manufacturers are also notorious for pushing sets with a bunch of knives you don’t need.
SO HERE’S WHAT WE DID:
We took the advice of expert chefs to identify which knives you really need in the kitchen. We then worked with manufacturers making knives for the big names in the knife business to develop an amazing set of knives.
More importantly, we developed our innovative “Sharp Shipment” exchange program which has sharp knives arrive at your doorstep before your old ones leave your home, and makes returns easy-peasy returns with a prepaid label.
In upcoming weeks, we will also be announcing our partnership to help disadvantaged folks gain real-world job skills in the culinary arts. Stay tuned for more details.
JOIN THE SHARP REVOLUTION:
We're excited to have found a way to make it easy for busy home chefs to always have sharp knives. I am hoping sharp knives will bring you as much joy in the kitchen as they have brought me. You never know, having sharp knives just may change your life!