You really are irrelevant if you are not hand-crafting your own knives these days. As we stare at the four walls thinking what next to address, investing in a pair of quality blades becomes a tempting temporary satiation for our mounting madness.
“I avoid using bought materials for the handles of my knives. Be it 6,000 year old Bog Oak from Glenstal Abbey, Pear wood from my garden here in Limerick, or merely drift plastic from a beach on the West Coast of Ireland, I try to bear in mind the provenance of the materials used.” Katto, a noted portal for knives in their own right, have just launched a collection with Hugo Byrne.
No.1 combines Katto’s Japanese steel blades with handles of salvaged Irish oak, wind-felled spalted beech and Atlantic drift plastic collected in Farrihy Bay, Co. Clare. No.2 combines Katto’s Japanese Steel blades with wind-felled Irish walnut, yew from Co. Mayo and Atlantic drift plastic from Co. Clare.
Limited stock, available in 8.5” chefs and 7.5” Santoku sizes, £230-£250