Customer Reviews

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One Knife I Always Reach For

feels nice in the hand, cuts great, and very pleasing to look at. I end up using the more than my Japanese knives hoping to get a full set one day.

– Aaron

Most comfortable chef knife and most beautiful item in my kitchen

I love my STEELPORT 8″ Chef Knife – the rounded spine and finger groove, plus the contoured and super smooth handle make it so comfortable in hand using a pinch grip. It’s hefty enough to cut through large squash with ease, while being nicely balanced right at the bolster center so it-feels quite light while chopping. I’ve had mine for about a year now and the original patina is still very visible, with some patina of my own starting to develop. Looking forward to seeing how the steel continues to change colors over the years! With the beautiful burl wood handle and obviously high-end design and construction, this knife really elevates my whole kitchen.

– Frances D.

The Working Man’s Knife

Best handmade knife for the price. A bargain. Beautiful finished in every detail. Holds an edge and is easily sharpened.

– Wayne N.

Both Tough and Comfortable

This STEELPORT 8” chef knife has been the main tool in our kitchen for over a year. It has made food preparation a joy rather the chore it used to be. It not only cuts great, it also cradles comfortably in hand. Best!

– Ron K.

Amazing Knife. My Go-to Favorite now.Amazing Knife. My Go-to Favorite Now.

High quality, beautifully made knife. The carbon steel blade stays sharper, longer and requires very little maintenance. After a short time using it I actually found I liked the heft of the knife over a comparable stainless blade.

– Josh D.


I work in kitchens all day and this knife has never failed me. It is sturdy, sharp, and feels great in the hand. It looks fantastic as well. Although they can seem expensive compared to other knives I have found it to be a very worthwhile purchase and completely worth the price. I recommend Steelport to anyone the asks.

– Michael R.

Best Knife in 3 Drawers

I find myself bypassing other knives in the drawer. This has become my favorite.

– Steve G.

Just Well Done

Love my steel port, feels good in the hand and is taking on a nice patina. Carbon steel is hard to find, especially in a good price range.

– Zachary M.

Balanced and Sensitive...and Sharpening Their Steel a Joy.

I have two 8” chefs and a paring but here I will talk about the chef knife. It is so well weighted that it is perfectly balanced in my hand. A full grip on the handle for a chop or tough slice and a index finger forward on the blade for fine light slicing, all my prep has been exacting and fun. The coffee method they use to finish the blade not only looks beautiful, it also brings on a slow subtle patina more beautiful than straight carbon steel knifes. The bolsters and butts patina quicker.. probably because I’m overly focused on cleaning the blade. Every knife is sharp out-of-the-box, but I got a good three weeks of prepping every night without a sharpening.. just used a ceramic steel every couple of days. I have just sharpened on the stone for the first time and the new edge is perfect. About 15 light swipes each way and my Steelport is passing the paper test. Love holding and using it. Exceptional customer service in my experience. Looking for a Nakiri from Steelport next…?

– Michael S.

Great Craftsmanship, Thick Behind the Edge

This is a beautiful knife with a unique design. Love that it is 52100 carbon steel. Very durable edge and comfortable handle. The coffee patina is efficient. Great for Western cooking. I would have preferred that it was thinner behind the edge but then it would not be as durable. I am also used to wa-handles so I would have preferred a more blade heavy balance but that is difficult with western handles.

– Rickard I.

What a work of art!

Wow! I’m pretty new to the world of quality knifes.What a fantastic introduction. I picked mine up at the Portland Knife House and I could not be more impressed. It’s is a work of art and also feels amazing in my small hands. Sharp. Well balanced. Beautiful to look at and makes cooking a joy. Seriously. I’m trying to convince my partner we need a slicer and a paring knife too. Keep up the great work Steelport. I look forward to my next purchase.

– Jason

Beautiful piece

Beautifully crafted piece of cutlery! The quality craftsmanship is evident. It feels great in the hand and is surprisingly light!

– Rich K.

Just buy it!

I love this knife and can’t wait to buy another. I have a knife collection and this is by far my top 3 knife if not my favorite knife ever had. Great balance and feel. You won’t be disappointed.

– Ben H.

Ahhhh!!! It's so beautiful!!!

My partner surprised me with a Steelport knife for Christmas! I have been wanting a more “fancy” knife recently because I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Oh, wow! Absolutely beautiful! It is fancy in the coolest way, and I can’t wait to expand my collection! I want them all! But for now, I have the 8″ and I am so glad he went with that size. It feels so nice in my hand. The handle is absolutely my favorite part. It slices like a dream. It’s everything I hoped for in a fancy knife. And crafted by amazing people…. ugh, just all around awesome. Thank you so much! <3 - Emily

My favorite knife

Super sharp – in edge and looks. This is my go-to knife in the kitchen. I always get complements on how comfortable and beautiful it is. I cannot wait to get the other knives from Steelport.

– Brad B.

Amazing piece of equipment

I love this knife. It feels solid and balanced to hold, the action is perfect, and it stays sharp, all while looking eye-poppingly gorgeous! The customer service team cannot be beat, either. I had an issue (caused by a house sitter and a dishwasher…) and the folks at Steelport truly came through for me. LOVE!

– Andrea C.

I might as well throw the rest of my knives away

Since I received this knife, I have hardly even touched any of the others that I own. I love it. I love the weight, the blade, the look, even the sheath. If you do any cooking, any at all, you need this knife.

– Jenny B.

Retired teacher main home food preparer.

I can’t say enough good things about the 8” chef knife. I am totally comfortable with the grip and makes cutting through tough vegetables and meats a breeze. “Like a knife cutting through butter” fits with this cooking tool. The difference is that everything you cut seems like butter.

– Christopher L.

Marvel of American Manufacturing

Just absolute joy to know that this Steelport knife is as sharp from the 1st use to its 50th use. Doesn’t disappoint, elegant and fun to use. Best part of cooking ☺.

– Bob J.

Knife request

A 6” chefs knife does not suit my needs. A 6 inch utility knife does. Please expand you offerings to include a 6 inch utility knife.

– Steve G.

Great knife only thing better than the edge is the beauty of it. Buy American its worth the price.

– Trevis S.

Your knives a just incredible! The balance is perfect and they retain their sharpness for many uses! Certainly well worth their cost!

– Elmer S.


I’ve given it a 6 month road test and…well, I can’t think of a thing negative to say about this knife. It is damn sharp, retains its edge better than my Japanese knives and just feels great in the hand.

The only thing I will say, when that first discoloration appears, it’s like seeing the first scratch on a new car. It stings…but the patina just keeps getting better.

– Ted M.

Best Bread Knife - No Question!

The bread knife is one of the kind. All the bread knives I had used, or seeing in the market, are all afterthoughts with low quality build. Having 65 Rockwell hardness on a serrated knife is insane but the result is an amazing long-lasting knife. It’s used for so much more than just bread around our kitchen.

– Ron K.

Cutting Edge

Our new bread knife does a fabulous job of cutting both crust and crumb, both thick and thin, both fresh from the oven and day old. A knife this special should come with a sheath.

– Suzanne B.

THE bread knife

Steelport has created an absolutely amazing knife here. I have a fairly deep collection of knives and had been looking for a bread knife to add to my collection. I ended up going with Steelport for the fact that I’ve bought knives from Eytan before. Eytan taught me a lot about steels and treatments in our interactions at Portland Knife House. I have nothing but praise to give this blade. Everyone I’ve let use it, instantly raves. We call it the lightsaber. We have a sourdough that it just bites right into and tons of light buns that it glides through. The handle is a great shape and is a striking color and the design will be different each time. The blade is ground super well. I haven’t had any issue with straying and it’s so sharp there is minimal pressure being used. I recommend this knife to anyone who cuts lots of bread. Technically you could use this knife as a standard blade and it would cut whatever you put in front of it. However I’m sure Eytan’s chef’s chef knife is amazing so I’d suggest you look that direction for a proper prep knife. Thank you Eytan for the work you took to make these blades a reality. I’m sure everyone who gets their hands on one will be greatly pleased.

– Brendan M.

Amazing knife!

I bought this for my wife’s birthday, and turned out to the best thing for our kitchen! I really like the quality and how it feels in my hand. The color of the knife and the fact it’s made in the USA makes it such a great kitchen essential.

– Nick K.

Very Sharp Out of the Box. Thanks!!!

Your design is an eye-catcher. The work of the craftspeople making the 4 and 6 inch knives that we bought show the dedication to providing a product that will last a long time.

– James H.

Surprising nimble!

Given my experience with the Steelport’s 8” chef knife, I wasn’t surprised at how this slicer cut through our weekend party jam. But it was a nice surprise to find it so comfortable to hold and maneuver even with the full 10” size. Great work!

– Ana A.

First STEELPORT knife

Great knife very sharp hard steel. Good balance and design. Your hand does not interfere with cutting the handle is nice wood but a little short.

– Paul T.

Love this knife

Love this 4″ paring knife. It’s my go to knife for trimming brisket and veggies. I just feel in control of the knife. It fits perfectly and cuts through meat, veggies and fruit like butter. Very sharp and agile. Love it…Well I love all my STEELPORT knives.

– Lester D

Best knife

Best knife I have ever used.

– JP

Knife sharpening class

Eytan and Sean were great at explaining the do’s and dont’s of knife sharpening. The hands on class really enabled you to understand and develop technique for doing this. Really enjoyed the class.

– Chris H.

The best knives

“You see them …… and you know their special
You hold them …… and you want to own one
You make the first cut …… and you know it was money well spent
You get the block …… and realize it is as essential as the knives themselves”

– Jerome B.

Exceptional knives!

“As a professional chef and teacher, I’ve road tested these knives in real world conditions as well as teaching home cooks and culinary students the benefits of carbon steel knives.
The craftsmanship, durability, fit and finish of these knives are unparalleled!
There are many misconceptions about carbon steel knives and their care, but I assure you, with these knives in your bag and some simple care they will last a lifetime.
The best investment a home cook or professional chef can make is your knives.
These are truly the best!”

– Chef Dane Smith