THE KNIFEY STORY

THE KNIFEY STORY

OUR VISION
Wanting to bring kitchen knives into the 21st Century --
Knifey started with two goals in mind

  • Allow people to experience the joy of having quality knives without having to pay hundreds of dollars for a set.
  • Make it really easy to keep these knives sharp.
     
This started a cycle of research.  Along the way we 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 excellent 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 with a prepaid label.  

WHO WE ARE
Knifey is run by Austin Freese and Lee Frederick. They started sharpening knives in 2004 in Milwaukee, WI. In the early days they would go door to door sharpening out of the back of a truck. Lee now manages The Sharp Brothers store in Milwaukee, WI and Austin continues to sharpen at local farmers markets around the Bay Area in California. For over 15 years they have perfected their craft, studying, meeting and conversing with sharpeners from around the world, even training with Bob Kramer. Knifey is an accumulation of the heartland work ethic and old world skill combined with Silicon Valley innovation.

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.  We hope your sharp knives will bring you as much joy in the kitchen as they have brought us. Always having sharp knives just may change your life!