studio in Kassel, Germany
Inspired by Berlin's vibrant culinary world, skilled bladesmith and metal artist Oliver Märtens crafts knives for the kitchen one by one at his studio in Kassel, Germany. Combining satisfyingly simple yet unique shapes with purpose-driven materials that prioritize utility in the kitchen, Oliver's work is instantly recognizable. A background in mechanics as well as food service inspire him to attain optimal performance with minimal effort. Blades are forged by hand from clean, high carbon steel alloys, and fitted with hidden-tang construction to handles that feel as rewarding in the hand as they are a pleasure to witness.