Okinawan Steel ONE
Okinawan Steel ONE
Before You Order
The ONE is a custom handmade knife. The pictures display the design and shape of the blade and handle. While we can certainly make one exactly like the pictures, the ONE is meant to be a one-off purchase for life and we encourage you to customize it to be your ONE.
After ordering, we will contact the email address you provide during checkout to arrange any customization of the ONE. We have a selection of handle materials both natural and synthetic depending on the look you are going for with different figuring and colors. Don't worry, the price stays the same!
After we make it we let you know its on the way! Our knives are shipped freshly sharpened and oiled and completely vacuum sealed in a foam lined mailing box. Inside the box are care instructions.
About the ONE
The Okinawan Steel ONE is our flagship kitchen knife. It is designed to excel at all home kitchen use. Our minimalist design philosophy ensures the ONE combines the functional characteristics of smaller and larger kitchen knives.
The ONE is inspired by traditional Japanese Santoku knives whose virtues are: cutting, slicing, and chopping. The ONE adds a fourth virtue: mincing. Fundamentally, this is a combination of a Santoku and Petty knife but with a smaller footprint and Okinawan Steel's interpretation of a K-tip to integrate the functional aspects of a Western style paring knife.
Every ONE is made by hand, each knife is shaped, tested, and finished by human hands. Every single ONE. Every step in the production of the Okinawan Steel ONE is quality controlled. From the precision temperature controlled kilns we use to heat treat our steel to the selection of wood we source and stabilize. Everything is produced in house so that we can stand behind our work. We believe that you should only have to buy ONE knife ONE time.
Exceptional design and exceptional quality produces exceptional performance. The Okinawan Steel ONE will cut whatever you throw at it with ease. If you are accustomed to buying knifes at department stores you've probably never experienced the pleasure of using a well designed, sharp knife. We think the ONE will put a smile on your face.
The ONE is made with high carbon 52100 steel. Other options are available, please ask if you are curious.
The handle material is either dyed stablized natural wood, or stablized natural wood. We also offer synthetic options like G10 and Micarta and our liners are G10.
We use hidden pins for our handles because we think it lets the handle shine. If you would like the classic 3 pins that can be arranged.
Don't worry it doesn't take long to take care of all these options!
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
Shipping is done via first class USPS across the board for domestic and international orders, we'll send you tracking. You can learn more about how we ship here.
Our entire process is quality controlled, but hey, sometimes lightening strikes. Rest assured we test every blade before we ship it out, EVERY SINGLE ONE, but if for some reason there is a quality issue that does not fall within the Care Instructions guidelines, don't worry, we'll take care of you.
Our knives are handmade and there is a moving turnaround time based on the volume of orders we recieve. We understand unforeseen things can come up and that that cash might be just what you need. Just let us know as soon as possible and we will cancel your order and send your cash back no questions asked. You can read more about cancellations here.
The ONE is just a hair under 10 inches long in total length from the tip to the back of the handle and is 1.25 inches wide from the heel of the knife to the top of the spine.
To give you a better idea this knife sits pretty much between a paring knife and a conventional chef knife.
The the ONE is a high carbon steel knife and develops its own patina over time depending on the finishes you choose for the steel. The short story is that you need to keep it dry and oil it with vegetable oil every once and a while. Here is the long story.