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Looking sharp – jeweller Stephen Webster’s new Beasts Knives

Stephen Webster Beasts Knives

Beasts of Beauty

The sculptural new cutlery collection from jeweller Stephen Webster was inspired by his Beasts of London collection and a commission by a Scottish client for a sgian-dubh (a traditional Highland dress knife) with a carved handle in the shape of a ram’s skull over a Damascus blade. The bronze handles of the Beasts Knives (US$30,000, RM120,000 for the set) depict a few of the creatures we eat.

The six knife hafts are a rooster, bull, ram, boar, salmon and courgette for the vegetable paring knife. Webster worked with London chef Mark Hix to test each blade on its culinary quarry, then engaged a forge in south London specialising in the Japanese Damascus technique, which yields a wavelike pattern. Webster also created a Cock & Bull carving knife and fork (US$7,500/RM30,000) to complete the collection. The set is available by commission through Stephen Webster stores and Harrods.

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Published January 11, 2018