Cutting-edge contract for KIN

A SUFFOLK company is celebrating after clinching a contract to supply a thousand limited edition Gordon Ramsay knives. KIN Knives, based in Needham Market, won the deal after approaching the tough-talking celebrity chef's company.

A CUTTING-EDGE company is celebrating after clinching a contract to supply a thousand limited edition Gordon Ramsay knives.

KIN Knives, based in Needham Market, won the deal after approaching the tough-talking celebrity chef's company.

The knives are currently being made in Japan and will be available in November.

Harriet Murland, who runs the company with sister, Rebecca, said she and her father went to a meeting with Gordon Ramsay's father-in-law, Chris Hutchinson, who runs Gordon Ramsay Holdings, back in August to pitch the idea.

“When he actually said yes we walked out of the office and went down the stairs and couldn't believe it. We were shocked,” she said.

“It was really surprising, especially for me and Rebecca who had been just working and working.”

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KIN Knives, which imports and sells high quality Japanese kitchen knives, was set up by the sisters' father, Tony Murland, about 12 years ago.

The knife they will supply is a 32 layered Damascus santoku with a 170mm blade and a black pakkawood handle and will be made by knife maker, Mr Takamura, who is based in the city of Takefu in Japan.

The knives will be presented in a traditional wooden box with a black laminated sleeve.

“It's basically a limited edition. There's only going to be 1,000 made. It's made by an individual knife maker,” said Harriet.

“We are going to be selling them for £145 each. The knives in our range go from £30 to one in our collection that's £935.”

The knives will have their KIN stamp and Gordon Ramsay's signature on one side and the Japanese manufacturer's name on the other, she said.