Veark's CK01 knife is forged from a single piece of steel - architecture and design

Veark's CK01 knife is forged from a single piece of steel

Danish brand Veark has developed a chef's knife that is manufactured using a drop-forged process that creates a unique texture on the handle of each product.
The Veark CK01 chef's knife was designed as an everyday kitchen tool that is made using an unusual process in the traditional knife-forging town of Solingen, Germany.
The product's main innovation is its single-piece construction, which creates a knife with a blade that is a continuation of the open handle. This makes it easier to grip precisely and also easier to wipe clean as there are no joints.

The manufacturing process uses a drop-forging technique to stamp a glowing piece of red-hot stainless steel into a form that is sanded, hardened and sharpened by expert craftsmen.
The knife features on the shortlist for the Homeware category of the Dezeen Awards 2019, alongside products including a cooking pot that uses vacuum technology to keep food hot.
The design for the Veark CK01 is founded on a belief that the knife is one of the most essential tools in the kitchen, and it should therefore evoke the utilitarian aesthetic of other common tools.
"Based on that idea we took visual cues from the world of traditional metal tools as inspiration for the appearance of our knives," said the product's creators.

"Our aim was to create a piece that will generate its beauty and character from its raw appearance rather than by adding features like wood and rivets ? less is more."
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