Sep 042012

while staying here in omakau i discovered there was a bespoke knife maker here, peter latimer makes superb chefs knives on order for chefs in NZ and internationally, he has his workshop in the village of omakau and i went down and chatted to him about knives in front of his forge.

after some discussion i ordered a 20cm chefs knife and a herb knife he makes.


the chefs knife has a handle made from recycled puka and the herb knife’s is made from kowhai.

while they are not cheap, they are a work of art, with hand forged blades from austrian D2 steel and handles made from local timber.

their balance is amazing, i have been using the chefs knife this week and its an absolute pleasure to use, holds a great edge and just sits in my hand so well. i have been cooking dishes that require lots of chopping just so I can use them!

his website is HERE

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  2 Responses to “new knives”

  1. Wish you had asked me about places to eat. We had a similar experience (not good) on a holiday road trip from Sydney to Brisbane. I think you need to talk to the locals on the same wavelength to get the best out of a place.

  2. You are probably right! Oh well, I shall ask next time we are over!

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