Press release

Digital culinary knife show - a global pioneer and a forerunner in its area.

With some of the most talented craftsmen from around the world, the second edition of Damasteel® Chef Invitational Online (DCI Online) attracted more than 400 visitors and became a pioneer among knife shows. The visitors had the chance to meet world class knife makers and buy exclusive handmade culinary knives made of Damasteel® – all online.

“Due to the Covid-19 we decided to change the concept and go online instead of cancelling the physical shows in Chicago and San Francisco. We couldn’t even foresee the positive response and engagement we have got from the knife makers and the visitors. The show is 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, Damasteel®

Seventeen master knife makers made culinary knives of Damasteel® stainless damascus patterned steel that gives the knives a special character and performance. The show is an exclusive opportunity to buy handmade culinary knives directly from craftsmen that usually have a waiting list of many years.
“I think that Damasteel is on the cutting edge so to speak, in all areas of their business and for them to go out on a limb and to hold the first ever online knife show is perfectly “on brand”. It is amazing that they were able to wrangle artists from around the world and host such an awesome event, where for a few hours we could all feel like we were together, makers, collectors and fans.”
John Phillips, Phillips Forged

Damasteel Chef Invitational is a key to showcasing all the amazing culinary knives that can be done with Damasteel® products.
“The Damasteel chef invitational was a great experience. Getting the chance to share a platform with some amazing international knife makers and meet buyers in a damascus culinary knife focused event was brilliant and I look forward to future events!”
Fingal Ferguson, Fingal Ferguson Knives

The winning knife makers for best contribution was:
Best Chef knife – Drew Hash
Best Cleaver – James Oatley
Best Paring knife – Drew Hash
Best Bread knife – John Phillips
Best Japanese Chef knife -James Oatley
Best in Show – John Phillips
See the winning knives here

Knife makers August 2020
Scott Wing – Leucadia Custom Knives
James Oatley – Oatley Knives
Drew Hash – Drew Hash Knives
Nate Bonner – NHB KnifeWorks
Kevin Cross – Kevin Cross Knives
Niko Nicolaides – Nicolaides Knives
William Brigham – The Artificery
Brian Tighe – Tighe Knives
James Milne – Fifty 50 Knives
Don Carlos Andrade – California Custom Knives
Shawn Houston – Triple B Handmade
Salem Straub – Promethean Knives
Galen Garretson – Town Cutler
Dimitri Turcott – Studio Blade
Matthew Parkinson – Dragon’s Breath Forge
John Phillips – Phillips Forged
Fingal Ferguson – Fingal Ferguson Knives

About Damasteel®
Damasteel® is the best performing stainless Damascus steel in the world using the latest gas-atomized PM technology with very high cleanliness. It has incomparable toughness and strength combined with excellent edge retention and corrosion resistance. This allows for a very user-friendly Damascus steel that is made to be abused.

Per Jarbelius, Damasteel® per.jarbelius@damasteel.com

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