"The balance is good, the thickness of the blade is excellent and the handle is comfortable for a long days use. I tested it with everything from chopping onions to carving meat, and it works like a dream.”

Luke Thomas, Luke's Dining Room

"Beautiful and well balanced knives with comfortable high-grip handles”

Phil Howard, The Square

“They are precisely weighted, crafted and engineered allowing the user to have complete control whether filleting, chopping or slicing. The high density rubber handles give extra grip compared to the more traditional knife handle which is great when dealing with wet ingredients like fish. I didn't say how sharp they were but the pairing knife did well on my hand when I was deboning some pigeons!”

Ed Wilson, Chef Patron Terroirs, Brawn, Soif, Green Man & French Horn

“These knives are so well balanced and I love the sharpness of the blades and more importantly how long they stay sharp.”

Daniel Clifford, Midsummer House, Cambridge

"These knives give sharp a new meaning."

Camilla Schneideman - Managing Director, Leiths School of Food and Wine

"The enduring sharpness, comfortable grip, assured weight and balance of Naifu knives significantly adds to the pleasure of any cooking. There is the satisfaction too that comes with handling really beautifully crafted tools."

Sara Saxon - Director, Tastingplates Ltd & Tastingplaces Ltd, Tel. 0208 964 1857
www.tastingplaces.com and www.tastingplates.com

"I am hugely impressed with the quality of the NAIFU range: they are beautifully made knives and they would be just as suitable for use in a domestic kitchen as in a professional one. They deliver exceptional sharpness and allow you to cut with absolute precision - I love using them."

Tom Aikens Restaurant Tom Aikens 43 Elystan Street London SW3 3NT

Damascus steel knives

If you have to stab your tomatoes before cutting them, you need to invest in some decent kitchen knives. These Damascus stell knives are terrifyingly sharp, allowing you to cut with absolute precision. Buy the Naifu D67 set of five knives plus knife roll and sharpener, for £157, and you'll save £67 on what you would pay for them individually (chefsknifestore.co.uk).

Look sharp

The Chef's Knife Store, an online enterprise of Mike Schneideman - the man who also set up Divertimenti - offers Naifu knives at affordable prices. The 6in chef's knife (left) costs just £49. Contact 020 8960 1020, chefsknifestore.co.uk.

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Here at Naifu we have designed an elegant new steak and game knife made from fine chef quality knife steel. The handle is particularly comfortable and has excellent weight and balance.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 10:15

I received one of your knives for a birthday present, what a delight. Extremely sharp and an absolute pleasure to use. Am now going to save for the larger knife.

Michael Langton
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 10:15

I have just received the knives I purchased and can honestly say they are the best knives I have ever used. Thank you very much for your service!

Zachariah C
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 10:15

I recently bought a Tokyo set of knives from you. Just wanted to say what a fantastic set of knives they are and they fully live up to your description of them. Great value as well and I've only cut myself once!!

John McGloin

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 10:15

Never got chance to get back to you. Always a bit of a gamble buying online unseen but the knives I bought from you in 2014 are fabulous quality and quite the best knives money can buy. THANK YOU

Paul Redstone

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 10:15

I wish we'd bought these years ago. I've always liked the idea of good knives but been unimpressed by the price or the value. I came across reviews of these and bought on the strength of that. They are excellent and very good value for what they deliver.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 10:00

Great value for money and they feel great to use, good balance and ergonomics. The santoku knife in my set developed a small crack and was replaced without any fuss very quickly. If you are thinking that this might indicate dodgy quality, don't.

R. A. Figgureson
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 10:00

Easy to use and very sharp. Threw my old knives away and wondered how I had managed with them for so long! I haven't used all the knives yet, but the ones I have used are supurb and very sharp, it has enticed me to try all sorts of new recipes, so my wife thinks they are also a good idea!

S C Macon
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 10:00

Sharper than any kitchenware I have ever used. The layered steel is very visible and looks extremely cool.

Kevin Mcparledon