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I.O.Shen knives have been handcrafted by master craftsmen using Japanese steel and with paring them with westernised handles with a Tai Tang design.

Super sharp edges and the hardest stainless steel result in beautiful-looking knives that are perfectly weighted and balanced, with long-lasting blades that rarely need sharpening because they maintain their edge so well.

I.O.Shen knives are designed in the UK by expert knife designer and owner, Natalie Clifton, or they’re collaborations with some of the UK’s best chefs and then manufactured in Japan.
Recognised for their excellence, I.O.Shen knives are perfect for professional chefs and home cooks who’d like top-of-the-range, professional quality knives.

There’s a knife to suit any task as well as a choice of storage options and sharpeners.

Sharp talking

Maoui Deba – I had four I. O. Shen knives before trying this one out at the Good Food show in Birmingham today. This knife is just wonderful, the balance is so good it is just effortless to use. Ridiculously sharp out of the box as usual and an absolute pleasure to use for all types of work. Get one, you know it makes sense!

Dave Godbold

Broad Blade Chinese Shredding Knife – The straight edged blade of this knife makes shredding and cutting delicate herbs a breeze! Unlike most knife brands this blade won’t bruise salads or herbs and ensures a perfect cut every time. Perfectly weighted and balanced like all the knives in the range that I have and use daily!

John Wellington

Cleaver – Have to say I am really impressed with this cleaver. The weight and balance is amazing. It is a very substantial clever and makes getting through bones and tougher jobs so much easier. As with any of IO Shen blades, it does the work for you. It has become one of my favourite knives of the range. Worth the investment.

Karen White

The IOShen Filleting Knife can fillet a Lemon Sole or Plaice in 3 mins with this beauty. A wonderful knife, like holding a matchstick, every cut is a breeze.

Charles Purssey

Sahm Khom Slicer – This knife is simply stunning, I love it and so will you. These are the knives I have been looking for. They are perfect.

Alan Paton

Filleting Knife – I have a fish restaurant and I hammer this beauty. I absolutely hammer it. The balance and weight are perfect, there’s just enough flexibility in the blade and I wave a steel in its vague direction about once every 6 months. I love it. I’d get a room with it if that wouldn’t be weird.

Si Toft

Pointed Paring Knife – This is one truly awesome piece of kit! It’s ultra sharp and nimble making it able to make precise cuts. I used it last weekend at a competition serving my ribs to be judged which it made light a excellent work of. It feels great to handle and looks fantastic!

Ian Spaul

Chef’s Knife 8″ / 21cm – Such a superbly versatile knife for professional or home cook. Perfectly balanced, confidence building knife for anyone who is cautious of using a chefs knife. My “go to” knife in the kitchen

John Wellington

Pointed Paring Knife – What a superb knife! Easily tackles the smallest intricate work to larger tasks. Feels great in the hand and the blade is like a razor.

John Wellington

Filleting Knife – The thin, flexible blade of this knife stays razor sharp through the hardest of fish prep at the restaurant. Such a useful knife in my kit.

John Wellington

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