We worked with Neil to conceive four designs that would be perfectly suited to his style of cooking: a boning knife, a chicken knife, a big machete-style butcher knife and a small BBQ cleaver.
Using sketches made during our initial chat, we developed a virtual 3D model of each design to create a concept board. Good grip was a priority for Neil so we added grooves to the handle of each knife.
The next stage in the process was to produce fully functional prototypes that Neil could put through their paces to see if there were any improvements to make. After getting the thumbs up, we began crafting the final knives. Neil chose handles made from Richlite, a very robust, workable material made from stacked, compressed recycled paper. We’re happy to say he was as pleased with the end result as we are.
These stellar knives are now available to buy separately or as the Neil Rankin BBQ set.