Jens Ansø is very proud to present NJORD, his first custom kitchen knives to be brought to the public. As the designer and creative mind behind countless popular and influential folding knives, Jens is ready to launch knives to be used and enjoyed by everyone who appreciates outstanding craftsmanship that perfectly balances the uniqueness of Danish design with the pragmatic necessities for daily use.
NJORD Kitchen Knives are completely handmade. Throughout their construction, skilled hands adjust each detail, ensuring that every knife is perfect and, moreover a pleasure to use each time its picked up.
The blade is forged in Japan. This process includes the forging of 33 layers of San Mai Steel with a core of VG10, giving the blade its unique patterned look, incredible strength, and an amazingly resilient edge.
The handle is made for each customer during ordering from either ash, oak or bog oak. Chosen for their durability, these woods will only become more beautiful over time and with use.
The wood is treated with a special sealing method to make sure that it remains both beautiful and robust throughout its lifetime.
Winner of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020
The Red Dot is the award for high design quality. The international jury only awards this sought-after seal of quality to products that feature an outstanding design.
Finalist of the Danish Design Award 2020
Celebrating the best design solutions and highlighting the many ways in which design can make a difference for society, Danish Design Award is the major annual Danish design event.
The jury says this feel-good product combines Danish and Japanese craft traditions in an elegant series of tools. The knives are safe and easy to hold, even for people with smaller hands. The wooden handles are made from recycled oak and do not involve the cutting down of trees.