Ryan Clift Da­m­as­cus Steel knives

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Hand­made knives filled with a mys­ti­cal aura con­ceived by Bri­tish-born chef Ryan Clift. Find out more about the mak­ing of these prized kitchen helpers and why they de­serve pride of place in ev­ery home kitchen.

The story of Bri­tish-born chef Ryan Clift is a re­mark­able one: He started work­ing in a res­tau­rant at the age of 14 and now helms sev­eral restau­rants, in­clud­ing Tip­pling Club, which has been coined one of the best restau­rants in Sin­ga­pore. Nat­u­rally, Ryan’s se­ries of knives – called Da­m­as­cus Steel – is just as im­pres­sive. These knives were forged in Bali by keris mak­ers Blades of the Gods, and made in Ger­many by knife man­u­fac­turer Wind mu eh len mess er.

In Ba­li­nese cul­ture, only those born into the Pande caste may forge the keris. The keris is a dag­ger that can be used as a weapon, spir­i­tual ob­ject, and a dis­play of art. FIND THE DA­M­AS­CUS STEEL KNIVES AT TIP­PLING CLUB AND ON­LINE AT WWW....

Blades of the Gods are a group of ninth-gen­er­a­tion black­smiths led by Empu Ke­tut Mu­dra, one of the last black­smiths able to forge this cul­tural trea­sure.

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