Nora Knives

NORA knives is a manufacturer of various kitchen knives and we specialize in small batch production runs and custom orders. My name is Danielle and my husband's name is Steven. We are the owners of NORA knives. We are a young family, doing our best to raise two toddler boys and living in a small house in Southern California.

Steve has always loved knives and cooking. His fascination with knives started with collecting, then grew to sharpening, and eventually he started making the knives himself.

When Steve began tinkering with making kitchen knives my only request was that they were functional but elegant at the same time.  I wanted to put them on display and honor them. A kitchen knife is one of the single most important tools in most household kitchens and they deserve to be cherished and loved as opposed to shoved in a drawer. 

From that want, NORA was born. We work together to design and create knives that look as beautiful as they work. We try to create knives that you will keep for years upon years, something that can be handed down as a heirloom.

Steve traded in his position in engineering for a small, dusty home workshop where he does all the down-and-dirty work involved in physically making our knives.  I help with the handle designs, the marketing and the bookkeeping.  

The name "NORA" is a nod to my Oklahoma born grandmother. We always wanted a daughter and we had planned to name her Nora. This was not in the cards for us, however, so our business became our third figurative "baby."  One of the finest women I have ever had the pleasure of knowing; Nora was graceful but hardy, simple but skilled. She embodies everything we want our knives to be.  

We hope you enjoy our knives. We love making them and, even more, we love using them.  

- Danielle, Steven, Hank & Huck Jenkins

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Nora 8.5" Wa Chefs Knife #824 Black Palm

Nora 8.5" Wa Chefs Knife #824 Black Palm

$310.00

The blade has been made from AEB-L stainless steel which is a high quality Swedish metal, originally developed for razor blades.  Recently, steel suppliers have made this steel available in thicker sheets and it has proven to be an excellent adaptation for the cutlery industry. AEB-L has a beautiful balance of carbon & chromium and with prop...


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Nora Knives 7" Boning #731 - Ironwood / Blue Resin
Nora Knives 7" Boning #731 - Ironwood / Blue Resin

Nora Knives 7" Boning #731 - Ironwood / Blue Resin

$195.00

  { Knife Details } Metal: 52100 Carbon Steel Blade Length: 7 inches  Handle Material(s): Ironwood and Blue Resin


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Nora Knives 9.4" Slicer #905 - Mango Wood

Nora Knives 9.4" Slicer #905 - Mango Wood

$260.00

Metal: AEB-L Steel Blade Length: 9.4 Inches Handle Material(s):  Mango Wood w/ Black Liners Rockwell Hardness: 62 HRC


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Nora Knives 7.5" Kiritsuke #870 - Quilted Maple

Nora Knives 7.5" Kiritsuke #870 - Quilted Maple

$260.00

This knife blade is composed of AEB-L stainless steel which is a high quality Swedish metal, originally developed for razor blades.  Recently, steel suppliers have made this steel available in thicker sheets and it has proven to be an excellent adaptation for the cutlery industry. AEB-L has a beautiful balance of carbon and chromium and, with pr...


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Nora Knives 9.4" Slicer #906 - Iron Bark

Nora Knives 9.4" Slicer #906 - Iron Bark

$260.00

Metal: AEB-L Steel Blade Length: 9.4" Handle Material(s):  Iron Bark w/ Black and Orange Liners Rockwell Hardness: 62 HRC


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