Material’s Kitchen Tools

A newly designed set of simple yet classy everyday tools

One pull of the kitchen drawer, and you’ll probably find mismatched and neglected kitchen tools collected over the years, just taking up space. It’s hard to let them go, but the “Fundamentals” set from newly launched brand Material makes it pretty enticing. Direct-to-consumer kitchenware is having a moment (from Misen’s knives to Field Company’s smoother-than-cast-iron skillets largely because it offers fewer unnecessary options to wade …

Bulat Knife

A good-looking chef's knife maximizing edge-retention, at a lower price

Fully funded shortly after its Kickstarter launched, Bulat joins the throngs of new start-ups offering premium direct-to-consumer goods at lower prices. This one’s a good-looking chef’s knife to completely replace your block of cheap knives—root vegetables and overripe tomatoes beware. “I actually became a bit of a knife nerd through throwing knives oddly enough,” Bulat founder Alex Commons tells CH. “Up here in Canada we …

How Bloodroot Blades Forges Knives From Scrap Metal

The first episode of Bloomberg Pursuits’ new digital series “Made” goes inside the workspace of David Van Wyk and Luke Snyder—the duo behind Bloodroot Blades—who are forging luxury, custom knives deep in the heart of Georgia. But unlike any other blades on the market, these knives are cut from scrap metal the two craftsmen find in junkyards and auto yards—from an old Chevy suspension spring …

Zootiliy Tools’ WildCard Wallet Knife

An ultra-light multifunctional credit card-sized gadget

One of the lightest and thinnest bladed-multitools available—at 1.1oz and 2.0mm thick—the WildCard offers more than a bottle-opener, ruler, prybar and a 2X slotted screwdriver. In fact, it’s a super-durable credit card-sized Fly Off Blade and it makes a traditional pocketknife look near-childish. A proprietary FlyOff pivot allows the blade to swing out easily from beneath its lock-protected sheath—and even detach for further convenience. The …

Misen Perfects the Affordable, Quality Chef’s Knife

The most important tool in your kitchen begs for upgrading

We all know what a nice knife worth its money feels like—that surprise when the blade actually slips swiftly through a tomato or onion. But for those who can only feel that effortless sensation when occupying a friend’s kitchen, there’s hope yet. Enter Misen, a new company that wants you to bury your cheaply-made knife set once and for all, and replace it with just …