Damasteel® Chef Invitational

Damasteel Chef Invitational 2019

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.

Buy limited edition chef knives, meet the master craftsmen and have the chance to win your own Damasteel® chef knife!
Nominate your favorite knife (Best in SHow) and have the chance to win a knife made of stainless Damascus patterned steel.

Six different categories:
Best design
Best chef knife
Best cleaver
Best pairing
Best integral
Best in show

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

When: May 20th
Time: 10am to 6pm
Award ceremony: 4pm
Location: Town Cutler, 1116 W. MADISON STREET, CHICAGO

Master knife makers 2019:

Salem Straub – Promethean Knives
Custom knife maker, blacksmith. Tonasket, in Washington State.

Greg Cimms – GCknives
ABS Journeyman bladesmith, maker of high performance cutlery. Part time chef. Millbrook, New York.

Joseph Schrum – Halcyon Forge
Handcrafted Culinary Knives Missouri, outside of Kansas City.

Tony LaSeur – LaSeur Knives
LaSeur Knives is a small workshop that specializes in heirloom-quality culinary knives, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Rick Petko – RPD&Co
Started RPD & Co 2006 to do his own creative outlet doing metalwork, handforgeing and custom knifework and wedding bands. Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

Zack Worrell – Monolith knives
Founder, Creative Director and Knife Maker. Ivy, Virginia.

Nick Watson – Monolith knives
Lead Knife Maker, Ivy Virginia.

Stephen Pustilnik – Houston Edge Works
High performance handmade custom cutlery from premium and super steels and exotic woods. Houston, Texas.

Quintin Middleton – Middleton Made Knives
Bladesmith based in Saint Stephen, South Carolina.

Kevin Cross – Kevin Cross Custom Knives
Custom, handmade knifes. Connecticut, USA.

Tobbe Lundström – TOBBE LUNDSTROM Knives
Knife maker in Åre, Sweden.

James Oatley – Oatley Knives
Knife maker, Austraila.

Steffen Toksvig – TX Knives
Custom made kitchen knives. Copenhagen, Denmark.

James Milne – Fifty50 Knives
Maker of hand-perfected, high performance kitchen knives. Brisbane Australia.

Isaiah Schroeder – Schroeder Knifeworks
Custom kitchen knives and kitchen tools. Madison, Wisconsin.

Marc Weinstock – Prick Blades
Bladesmith. Custom knives – From blade to sheath each is made individually by hand. Chicago, Illinois.

Mert Tansu – Tansu Knives
Hand made high performance kitchen knives. Austraila.

Galen Garretson – Town Cutler
Knife maker, founder and owner Town Cutler. Chicago, Illinois.


Contact us for more information

Kolter Livengood – Owner Brightwok Kitchen

Per Jarbelius – Owner Damasteel®
+46 76 – 816 44 00

I pride myself in sourcing the best materials I can find that excel in functionality and aesthetics. Damasteel is a unique product that caters to all knifemakers through usability, range of patterns, custom billet sizes, high hardness and most of all for me stainless properties. Damasteel is a pleasure to use, I feel comfortable aligning myself with a strong brand that is innovative and progressive across the board. James Oatley, Oatleyknives

Knives from Damasteel® Chef Invitational 2018

Kitchen knives – Don Nguyen


Kitchen knives – Salem Straub


Kitchen knives – Sharp and Shiny Shop


Kitchen knives – Rick Petko


Kitchen knives – Halcyon Forge


Kitchen knives – Tony LaSeur


Kitchen knives – Greg Cimms


Kitchen Knives – Tobbe Lundström

Kitchen knives – TX Knives


Interviews with the knife makers

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