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The 21st Century Cutlery Challenge

A grassroots initiative born from a college project, we're on a mission to breathe fresh life, superior ergonomics, and iconic design into the realm of kitchen cutlery.


We think it's time for something new.

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How we started

While the world around us constantly evolves with technology and design, consumer kitchen knives have remained largely unchanged. As designers at our core, in 2022 this led us to ask:

"Have kitchen knives truly reached their peak?"


We discovered this: while people may be used to yesterday's style of knife, it falls short in so many ways.


Kove Cutlery was born - a knife company laser-focused on beautiful human-centric design - from the psychological to the physical.


We now have multiple design and utility patents pending, and are forming strategic partnerships before taking Kove Cutlery to the next stage.

What makes our knives superior:

Ultimate Comfort.

Your hands will thank you.

Wrist and Finger Ergonomics:

No more awkward wrist angles or finger strains. We've observed, learned, and designed our knife to align with the natural movement of your hand and arm.

Handle Perfection:

Say goodbye to thin, slippery handles. Our handle is designed for everyone, especially accommodating to those with physical impairments

A world-first:

Need extra force? We've all been there. With Kove Cutlery, using a second hand doesn't mean discomfort.

  • Rokka features a forward-extending handle perfect for general use with one or two hands.

  • Chikara truly shows off with an adjustable (and removable) palm rest, so you can apply as much down force as you need while cutting.

​​From world-famous pros to our own grandparents, two-handed use is one of the greatest pitfalls we observed in traditional kitchen cutlery during R&D.

Optimized Blade Geometry:

Kove Cutlery Rokka and Risachi each offers two distinct cutting geometries on a single blade, optimized for specific tasks - one for slicing and penetrating, the other for mincing and chopping.

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Safety First.

One of the safest knife designs in the world.

Anti-Drop Design:

The innovative closed handle ensures that even with an open hand, the knife stays with you. Chances of dropping your knife are now close to zero.

Say hi to our finger  Kove™:

The unique "cove" in our handle makes accidentally slipping your finger under the blade a thing of the past.

Stability Reinforced:

Forget full-tang, hidden-tang, or other old-fashioned tang designs. Our tang provides support on both ends of the handle, ensuring unrivaled durability and stability.


Meet the bulletproof Thru-Tang™  blade.

Iconic Design.

Your kitchen has a new centerpiece.

Visual Balance:

Experience not just physical, but visual comfort. Every line, curve, and edge is crafted for visceral harmony - from the psychological to the physical.

Cutting-edge Manufacturing:

Our Signature series handles are made from a 5X cold-hardened, shot-peened aircraft aluminum, and our blades are manufactured with a modern take on a centuries-old Japanese knife steel.


Future handles and knife blocks will feature carbon fiber and Kevlar, timeless wood, and sustainable plastics. We're planning ceramic and composite blades, too.

A Statement of Modernity:

Kove Cutlery doesn't just perform; we want it to stand as a testament to what's possible when innovation meets design. Tradition is important - we wouldn't be here without it. But we need to build on it. To keep innovating.

Kove Cutlery is our bold statement to the world:

This is cutlery for the 21st century.

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