Simon Maillet makes high quality kitchen knives, working to his own original designs. The Sheffield-based bladesmith forges each of his knives individually, using locally-sourced carbon steel and wood. The durability of the carbon steel means owners can keep their knife for life. Simon has been developing his technique over the last six years. Using just a hammer and anvil, he maintains an elegant yet minimal aesthetic, emphasising the functionality of his product. His knives are first and foremost tools, not decorative pieces. He wants to see them used, and maintained over long periods of time.