Blok Knives in Derby has some very fine, handcrafted knives, made to order.

Their knives are used all other the country by many chefs and they have worked with companies such as BBC, The Guardian, Jamie magazine and Observer Food Monthly.

Ben has always enjoyed making, building and dismantling thing. He would often be watching random videos of people doing the same. He watched a video of a young lad making a knife in his dad’s garage, he found his next project. With limited tools and knowledge, Ben set out on making his first knife in his cellar at home. His first knife was made, which was then followed by many others until he was surrounded by his new addiction. It was not long before an order book had formed and Blok Knives was featured in the Derbyshire Times.

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In 2013, He found a new creative space a few miles from his home. He setup shop and spent many late nights trying to perfect his craft. It was at this point Ben went part time and started to dedicate more and more hours into making his kitchen knives. Then in 2015, he made a move to the heritage converted cotton mill in Darley Abbey Mills. Taking on his first apprentice Jack. The following years have seen others join the Blok Team. Patrick in 2016 and Alex in 2017.

Blok Knives now make up to 25 knives a week.

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