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A wooden spoon may be the single most useful piece of kitchen equipment, but sharp knives come a close second. The Naifu knives deveoped by Michael Scheideman, founder of the Divertimenti kitchen shops, have found favour with top chefs such as Rowley Leigh and Tom Aikens, but are so well designed they are ideal for non-professionals, too. The D67 range is aimed especially at domestic cooks,... more

"Having been a professional chef for over thirty years I have used many styles and makes of knife, but none have given me such control or degree of sharpness as the Naifu range. Both the Ultra and D67 styles offer absolute cutting edge pleasure, from the innovative, tactile no slip handles of the D67 to the extra weight and comfort of the Ultra range, these are truly the perfect knife for a... more

"I cannot thank you enough for introducing me to the NAIFU range of knives. When I first saw them I was amazed at how reasonably they seemed to be priced. Such was their weight, balance and general feel, they could be an extension of the hand and could easily cost twice as much. I have no intention in using any other knife especially since the fact that after three months use, they hone bac... more

Razor sharp knives that fit snugly in their wallet

Because we go on lots of photo shoots to prepare and cook the food for the pictures in the magazine, we need knives that are razor sharp and easy to carry around. Our Naifu set has all the sizes of blades I need and fits snugly in its wallet. It's just the thing an on-the-go food stylist nee... more

Must have...Chef's knives

You don't appreciate just what a pleasure a top-of-the range cook's knife is until you use one. The Japanese Naifu range of beautifully weighted Damascus steel knives are a joy in the hand and keen as a razor - mine arrived two months ago and still no need to sharpen them. The chef Tom Aikens is a fan: "They allow you to cut with ab... more

Sharpen up

Mike Schneideman, founder of Divertimenti, has launched a brilliant online knife store, lauded by chefs such as Tom Aikens. Not only are they tough enough to withstand a professional kitchen, but they're a bargain to boot. Order the Milano five piece knife set (£157) and you'll get a magnetic knife rack (£19.50) and a sharpener (£21.50) absolutely... more

The brainchild of Michael Schneideman, founder and former owner of the Divertimenti cookshop, and endorsed by chef Tom Aikens, Chef's Knife Store sells superior quality knives at up to 30 per cent less than those of equivalent quality, with big discounts on sets.

At the sharp end

Described by Tom Aikens as "beautifully made", Naifu are the new knives on the block. The steel blades are made by master craftsmen to withstand use in commercial kitches, so they should last you a lifetime. Sainsbury's Magazine readers will be given a 10% discount (enter code SNBRY1) when byuing the D67 6in... more

A wooden spoon may be the single most useful piece of kitchen equipment, but sharp knives come a close second. The Naifu knives deveoped by Michael Scheideman, founder of the Divertimenti kitchen shops, have found favour with top chefs such as Rowley Leigh and Tom Aikens, but are so well designed they are ideal for non-professionals, too. The D67 range is aimed e... more

introducing new...!

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.

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