Pressrelease: Exclusive chef knife show with international master craftsmen.

Damasteel® Chef Invitational is an exclusive chef knife show with world class knife makers. Custom made kitchen knives of stainless Damascus patterned steel is made by some of the most talented craftsmen from around the world. The show attracts knife collectors and knife makers as well as people from the restaurant industry.

“The excitement of arranging this is to see the result of the work the most talented craftsmen making absolutely stunning chef knives out of our patterned steel. It’s also about letting two different worlds meet with the common interest of creating art with world class handcraft but also to feel the functionality and performance of the steel”
Per Jarbelius, Owner Damasteel®

Seventeen master knife makers will do specially made kitchen knives of stainless patterned Damascus steel that gives the knives a special character and strength. The high cleanliness, edge sharpness and corrosion resistance make it a top one product for chefs.

“I started making kitchen knives because I wanted to make better tools for the industry and provided custom tailored knives to chefs and home cooking enthusiasts! Now I can take it a step further by providing my clients with incredible Stainless Damascus. Damasteel® is not only beautiful, it is a performance monster! It is extremely wear resistant, corrosion resistant and takes a wonderful edge! Home run”
Greg Cimms, Abs Journeyman smith

Visitors can view the exclusive chef knives during the show. There is an opportunity to buy knives and some of the knives will be auctioned out. The visitors also have the chance to win a knife made of stainless Damascus patterned steel when they nominate their favorite knives in six different categories:
Best design, Best chef knife, Best cleaver, Best pairing, Best integral and Best in Show.

The award ceremony will take place in the Monday afternoon at 4pm.

“When you let two different worlds meet with the common interest of creating art with handcraft, functionality and performance – innovation appears.” Kolter Livengood, Chef and restaurant owner.


Knife makers 2019:

Salem Straub – Promethean Knives
Greg Cimms – GCknives
Joseph Schrum – Halcyon Forge
Tony LaSeur – LaSeur Knives
Rick Petko – RPD&Co
Zack Worrell – Monolith knives
Nick Watson – Monolith knives
Stephen Pustilnik – Houston Edge Works
Quintin Middleton – Middleton made knives
Kevin Cross – Kevin Cross Custom knives
James Oatley – Oatley Knives
Steffen Toksvig – TX Knives (Denmark)
James Milne – Fifty50 Knives (Australia)
Isaiah Shroeder – Schroeder Knifeworks
Marc Weinstock – Prick Blades
Tobbe Lundström – Tobbe i Are (Sweden)
Mert Tansu – Tansu Knives (Australia)
Galen Garretson – Town Cutler


Program Damasteel® Chef Invitational
Sunday, May 19
DCI VIP gathering
5pm to 7pm

Monday, May 20
Damasteel® Chef Invitational
10am to 6pm.
Town Cutler Store
1116 W Madison St, Chicago,
IL 60607, USA

Contact persons:
Kolter Livengood kolterlivengood@gmail.com
Per Jarbelius per.jarbelius@damasteel.com
Damasteel.com Instagram: @damasteelab Facebook: @damasteel

I really enjoy making culinary knives, the satisfaction of making a custom tool that a professional or enthusiast can be proud of, add the looks and performance of Damasteel, you get the best of the best ! Rick Petko RPD&Co

Kitchen knives – Don Nguyen


Kitchen knives – Don Nguyen


Kitchen knives – Don Nguyen


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