Genesis, manufacture, material & sustainability
Collaboration with Top Chefs
Genesis - history of origins
Since 2003 we are already the main distributor of high quality knives. The sknife knives were developed in collaboration with top chefs looking for a Swiss product of highest quality and perfection.
In 2015, sknife delivered the first steak knife. Meanwhile, the knives are in the world's best restaurants with over 150 Michelin stars and in over 30 Leading Hotels and have been awarded with 4 international design prizes.
Also the pocket knife with a plain bearing made of high-tech ceramic has found its way to knife collectors and especially the high-quality version in damask is extremely popular.
To round off the range, a one-handed, high-quality sommerliers knife is in development.
Manufactory & tour
Michael Bach: We are always asked why we produce knives in Biel. Quite simply because we manufacture knives with the precision of a watch and with a high level of craftsmanship. We want to become a place of the art of knifemaking and are pleased that more and more knife collectors are finding their way to Biel. Guided tours take place monthly. By appointment, knife enthusiasts can take a look behind the scenes to see the cutler’s manufacturing of the sknife knives.
Material & sustainability
Surgical steel, damask, Swiss wood
sknife uses the latest surgical steel, in which the carbon is replaced by nitrogen. This increases the corrosion resistance by a factor of 4 and makes the sknife knives ideal for use in restaurants by the sea. The high hardness of 58 HRC (range of Japanese knives) also keeps the knife sharp for a long time.
Torsion damask: corrosion resistant torsion damask, forged with two high quality knife steels.
Swiss wood: the walnut wood as well as the ash wood with beautiful wood structure come from a turnery in Emmental (Swiss wood, FSC-certified).
With passion and dedication
Behind every single sknife product are longstanding employees who give their best every day with heart and passion to meet the required quality standards. A customer-oriented service quality is also lived by the sknife team every day.