Lakeland Fully Forged Kitchen Knives
Kitchen knives are some of the most commonly used implements in your kitchen. Rarely a day goes by when you don’t reach for one. Utility and chef’s knives can be put to almost any kitchen cutting tasks, whilst specialist knives – like carving knives and bread knives – are indispensable for specific jobs.
And with all this use in the kitchen, when it comes to choosing kitchen knives it’s not an area where you should try and cut corners. High-quality kitchen knives are an investment. They’ll last for years to decades, will hold a sharp edge for longer than lower-quality alternatives, and they’ll slice, dice and chop far more efficiently, making meal prep smooth and quicker. If you’re looking to upgrade to a set of professional-grade, high-performance knives for your home kitchen, take a close look at our Lakeland Fully Forged Knives.
Our Fully Forged kitchen knife collection
Each of our hand forged chef knives are made from a tempered martensitic stainless steel that’s durable and will hold a razor-sharp edge. As their name suggests, each knife is fully forged from a single piece of hardened steel, meaning the blades are strong, free from impurities and can be depended upon to cut day-after-day and year-after-year.
What is a fully forged knife?
There are two main types of knife: fully forged and stamped knives.
Stamped knives are made by pressing (stamping) a knife-shaped template into a flat sheet of steel, like cutting cookies out of a sheet of dough with a cookie cutter. Stamping allows knives to be made quickly and to a consistent shape.
A forged knife is instead made from a rod of steel that’s heated and then hammered into shape in a forge. Think glowing hot steel being repeatedly struck with a hammer to beat it slowly and surely into shape.
Are forged knives better?
When it comes to forged knives vs. stamped knives, forged blades are usually made to a higher level of quality than stamped blades. A forged knife will be made from a single piece of steel, and will usually be harder and more rigid with fewer impurities. This makes forged knives sharper, easier to sharpen, more durable and longer lasting.
What is a full tang knife?
As well as being forged, our Lakeland Fully Forged Knives are full tang knives. This means the metal end of the knife’s blade extends all the way through the handle, right to the base of it. This makes for even stronger knives, but also helps to make them perfectly balanced too.
A selection of hand forged chef knives on sale at Lakeland
Our Fully Forged Kitchen Knives are durable, made with perfect metal integrity from hardened stainless steel, fit comfortably in the hand and are precisely balanced. Plus you’ll find the full range of kitchen knives you need.
Our Fully Forged Cook’s Knife and Fully Forged All-Purpose Knife are versatile tools that can tackle a wide range of kitchen tasks, and will slice, dice and mince almost anything you throw at them. A Fully Forged Paring Knife is ideal for smaller, finer work, from peeling fruit to slicing veg, whilst more specialised knives are dedicated to making specific kitchen jobs effortless to perform. If you choose a Fully Forged Carving Knife and Carving Fork you’ll find slicing and serving cooked meat a breeze. A Fully Forged Fileting Knife is ideal for preparing fish, whilst a Fully Forged Bread Knife will let you cut even the crustiest bread into thin, precise slices. Our Fully Forged Kitchen Knives are available individually but also as a five-piece knife set that comes in its own elegant rubberwood knife block.
Whilst you’re browsing our selection of hand forged chef knives, take a look at our range of chopping boards and knife sharpeners. Why not cast your eye over our knife guide too, so you can make the most of your kitchen knives?