Beautiful handcrafted knifes by expert Bladesmith Carl Camp
My aim is simple – to design and make some of the finest bespoke Damascus steel kitchen knives available in the UK today. Every knife is a labour of love, hand made by myself at my forge on the outskirts of the historic city of York. I pride myself in creating beautiful but practical knives that can be treasured and with the proper care will last a lifetime.
In the Press!
A journalist for
The Yorkshire Post visited me recently at my forge for an in-depth interview. We discussed my journey into knife making, the materials, my process and even made a video!
Read the article & watch the video
What people say
“The kitchen knife is a work of art; a superb example of quality craftmanship. And it's sharp too!”
“We have had a bottle opener and a Damascus baby spoon made by Carl - the attention to detail is fabulous!”
Felicity, South Derbyshire
“I own two knives from Carl and use them everyday. Both are beautifully made. The rocker on the blades makes them easy to sharpen with a steel and these blades are incredibly sharp! I love the fact that my all-in-one knife is recycled from a concrete breaker chisel bit that would otherwise be thrown away. I really don't think you can buy a better knife.”
“I am delighted with the small Damascus cross you made, which hangs above my writing desk. The play of light during the day brings out the veins in the metal – fascinating; thank you.”
“This blade is honestly closer to a Samurai sword than a kitchen knife. It is perfectly balanced and glides through anything it touches. But I usually keep it on display in its case - it only comes out for the most important occasions and the most important guests.”
“One our wedding gifts was a beautifully crafted Damascus carving knife and fork. We love it and it's so special as it's bespoke. ”
George & Fliss, Derby
“We were given a Damascus steel knife as a wedding gift which we used to cut the wedding cake. It was such an amazing and very special and unique gift. The knife is beautifully crafted and a work of art that we will treasure.”
Nic and Ross, Northants
“If anyone out there is struggling with the question of what to buy as a 50th birthday present for the man who has everything, one of Carl Camp's knives is the answer. With the possible exception of the Morris Minor I was given when I was 21, this is quite simply the finest gift I have ever received.”
“Carl's work is stunning, not only a beautifully hand crafted, functional knife but a stand alone piece of artwork to treasure. Every chop, slice and dice is a pleasure and I cannot recommend Carl's work enough to anyone who appreciates great quality, made with pride and attention to detail, that will last a lifetime.”
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