Like a phoenix that rises from the ashes of itself, the Creek Cutler knives rise from the ashes of workshop tools, retaining the soul of a craftsman, but just shifting from one craft to another.
Made from discarded rounded and flat files (you’ll notice the textured surfaces on the grip area), the Creek Cutler series are titled “Remade in England” as they attempt at recycle and re-purpose the files into beautiful kitchen knives. Each knife is re-purposed from carbon-steel scrap files and is forged, re-heat-treated, and ground, to give it a new life altogether. The blades can be custom made as per requirement (they offer Paring, Santoku, and Chef blade designs), while the texture of the file itself is ground down to make sure they’re easy to grip and not abrasive against the skin. The way the texture fades out as the blade begins is an art in itself!
The Creek Cutler knives are currently only available in UK, but I’d like to believe that their philosophy is inspirational enough to push some of us to re-purpose our own scrap tools into something useful and beautiful!
Designer: Creek Cutler
( H/T: Yanko Design )