Blenheim Forge

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London, England

Company Overview

Blenheim Forge was founded by self-taught knifemakers James Ross-Harris and Jon Warshawsky in 2014. From a backyard operation in Peckham, South London, the company has perfected the art of creating 100% hand-forged knives by combining the best traditions of Japanese knifemaking with the newest advancements in metallurgy and production. 

Blenheim Forge’s niche portfolio consists of two lines of Classic and Stainless clad blades with precise cutting and strong edge holding - a favorite of both professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts.

Knife Types

Blenheim Forge is focused on Kitchen knives.

Best known for

Blenheim Forge is best known for its Western-made Japanese knives.

Steel Used

Blenheim Forge uses Aogami Super steel by Hitachi which easily sharns to a fine edge. The cladding differs per line - the classic line is clad in iron while the stainless range is clad in stainless steel for less rusting.

Handles Used

Blenheim Forge uses classic wooden handles such as walnut and oak. 

Sharpening & Maintenance

The best way to maintain a knife is determined by the steel hardness grade and the angle of the knife edge. 

Blenheim Forge knives have a high hardness grade of 61-64 HRC and an edge of 12-15 degrees. As such, sharpen the knife at its original angle using the Japanese Approach. 

A whetstone is the most recommended sharpening material for this purpose. Blenheim Forge discourages the use of honing steel for its knives. 

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