JP Steak Knife
The JP Steak Knife designed by John Pawson, in collaboration with KAI, features in a solid ebony handle with a Damascus steel blade. Damascus steel is a type of steel used in Middle Eastern for sword making. These Blades are reputed to be extremely tough, resistant to shattering & capable of being honed to a sharp, resilient edge. The reputation & history of Damascus steel has given rise to many legends, such as the ability to cut a hair falling across the blade. Available as a single piece, a set of four or a set of six.
Pawson was born and brought up in Halifax, Yorkshire, the youngest of five children. Coming from a wealthy family, he was schooled at Eton. After a period in the family textile business, Pawson left for Japan in his mid-twenties, moving to Tokyo during the final year of his stay, where he visited the studio of Japanese architect and designer Shiro Kuramata. On his return to England, he enrolled at the Architecture Association in London, leaving to establish his practice in 1981.