CLOSED: Win a handmade carving knife worth almost £300

This competition prize should prove to be rather popular with readers, whether you’re a professional chef or just someone who loves cooking at home.

Blok Knives was founded in 2012 by Ben Edmonds in his cellar and is now based in a converted cotton mill building in Darley Abbey.
Ben had always been fascinated by making and dismantling things. After watching a video of a young lad making a knife in his dad’s garage, he found his next project.

With limited tools and knowledge, he set about making his first knife. Many more followed until he was surrounded by his new addiction, and it wasn’t long before an order book formed. Jamie Oliver, Sat Bains and Tommy Banks are among the top chefs who own their own Blok knives.

Ben now works with a team of three staff members – Jack Stevens, Patrick Storrar and Alex Bates.  All of their knives are lovingly handmade from start to finish, including grinding the carbon steel blades, sanding the exotic hardwood handles and creating the mosaic pins, which hold the handles together.

Proving to be a popular kitchen staple throughout the UK and overseas, there is now a seven-month waiting list to get hold of the Derbyshire-made knives.

But one lucky reader won’t need to wait so long to win a £278 nine-inch handmade carving knife with a wenge wood handle.

To enter our competition, just answer the following simple question: who founded Blok Knives? Enter by filling in the form below.


The closing date is August 6. Usual competition rules apply.

Please press the Submit button only once – and note that our competitions are for readers of Taste the Seasons only. Entries submitted via competition websites and forums will NOT be accepted.

Click here to enter our other competitions.

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