About us

Welcome to SharpEdge đź‘‹

 

A knife is our most basic and commonly used tool in the kitchen. Right size and type, correct steel, good handle, and fine sharpness will transform the knife in an extension of your arm. Japanese chefs will say that with a good knife one can achieve Jinba Ittai 人馬一体, literally meaning "person [and] horse [as] one body". A true connection and compliance of your arm and your knife. Bigger focus on food equals better food.

SharpEdge is a destination with a selection of high-performance blades. We strive to educate food enthusiasts and serious chefs on the importance of a sharp kitchen knife, and its impact on the taste of the food we prepare. We won't stop until everyone wielding knives in their kitchen will achieve their own personal Jinba Itai! You will find a great deal of information in our Learning center.

Meet the Team

Hey, that's us, the team behind SharpEdge! Different characters, different backgrounds, but connected with the same passion. Passion for great Japanese kitchen knives.

 

Luka

LUKA
Founder & Master Sharpener

Favorite knife:
ZDP-189 Bunka Black

Ana

ANA
Operations & Accounting

Favorite knife:
Tanaka Santoku Wa

Lucija

LUCIJA aka LUCY
Content Creator & Social Media

Favorite knife:
Ko-Deba Hammered

Grega

GREGA
Marketing & Customer Support

Favorite knife:
Makiri Hocho Hammer

Teja

TEJA
Shipping & Graphics

Favorite knife:
Tanaka Santoku 3D

Monstera

MONSTERA
Office Plant

Favorite knife:
Higonokami

A little bit of our history

Our journey into the mystical world of Japanese knives started about 10 years ago when our founder Luka wanted to have a serious knife for his kitchen experiments. Not having found one in Slovenia, Luka ordered his first knife from Japan – Gyuto style, 240mm (9.5") in length.

"There is a special moment when your first Japanese knife gets delivered to your front door, you open the box, eager to cut everything there is in your fridge, and the knife performs with such ease and elegance. It was love at first sight!" - Luka, Founder of SharpEdge

Not long after, more and more of Luka's friends wanted to get such knives. It was clear that people were missing high-quality knives in their kitchen, so Luka decided to transform his passion and hobby into a more serious business.

OsterRob (meaning SharpEdge in Slovenian) was born in 2010, catering to kitchen enthusiasts and professional chefs in Slovenia. Soon, Luka needed an extra pair of hands, and who could better fill those shoes (gloves?) than his younger sister Ana! They have been educating Slovenian kitchen enthusiasts ever since. Luka's friend Lucija joined in 2016 to help with the business and to create awesome content for our social media.

At our showroom in Ljubljana, we not only sell Japanese kitchen knives and accessories, but we also organize knife sharpening and sushi classes. After countless hours (and finger cuts) of educating our customers, we decided it is time to share our knowledge and our selection of Japanese knives to other parts of the world. Luka and Ana's cousin Grega joined in the summer of 2017 to establish our international business that we proudly named SharpEdge. Not long after, Teja joined us to help us with packaging, shipping and graphics design.

We constantly update our website with new, high-quality knives and accessories, and add new articles to our Learning center to bring the mystical Japanese culture of blades and steel closer to your kitchen. Hope you will enjoy it!

 

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