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David Mellor Paring Knife

£18.50

This 10cm knife is from the beautiful 'black handled' range by Corin Mellor for David Mellor Design, the UK's most celebrated cutlery makers.  Having searched high and low for knives to feature in The Cheese Shed we were delighted by the quality and the design of this collection.

Also available are the 12cm Cook's Knife and 13.5cm Cheese Knife (see photo). For more information, see the 'about' tab.

All knives are supplied in individual David Mellor boxes.

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The Black Handled range was Corin Mellor's first set of stainless steel kitchen knives for David Mellor Design. The collection has a very distinctive new look using the latest innovative techniques. They are really professional kitchen knives, superb in quality and beautiful to use.

These are razor sharp knives. The high carbon stainless steel blades are hot drop forged and then ice hardened to minus 80°c. This innovative process stabilizes the metallurgical structure of the steel, creating an extremely hard and durable blade. The knives are taper ground with the forging running down the full length of the acetal resin handle. Each knife handle incorporates an internal back weight, giving an excellent balance and grip. All knives are supplied in individual David Mellor boxes.

David Mellor OBE is a key figure in British design with an international reputation as desiger, manufacturer and shopkeeper. Born in Sheffield, the traditional home

of cutlery, he always specialised in metalwork and is particularly famous for his cutlery design - to such an extent that he was often referred to as "the cutlery king". He also produced many other designs throughout his career, Incuding the designs for bus shelters and the traffic light system still in use across the UK. Terence Conran has described him as 'Britain's greatest post-war product designer'.

Corin Mellor suceeded his father as Creative Director of David Mellor Design in 2002. Since early childhood he worked closely with his father. His training was in design and architecture and more recently he specialised in metalwork. Recent work includes ranges of kitchen knives and cutlery for the company and also important special commissions for Sheffield Cathedral and Chatsworth House. He is responsible for special product development within the company.