• Your perfect kitchen knife.
  • Backed by premium materials, innovative engineering, and master craftsmanship.
Your perfect kitchen knife.
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Matrix Powder Steel.

The next generation steel for professional cutting tools.

Harder, stronger, more stable — matrix powder steel is the perfect steel for high-performance knives. In a past where high carbon steel was the industry standard for premium knives, powder steel does everything high carbon does — without sacrificing hardness or sharpness in the name of stability.

With a hardness of HRC60+ and uncompromising yield strength similar to Böhler M390 steel or SG2 steel, our matrix powder steel is the key to superior sharpness, wear resistance, and takes after handmade Japanese knives — but without the high-maintenance drawbacks.  

Stay ultra-sharp, 2X longer.

Other than its balance of hardness and toughness, matrix powder steel’s unique makeup makes it possible to engineer an ultra-thin blade at an extremely acute angle — the key to an ultra-sharp knife. Like Japanese artisan knives, our ultra-thin blades have a 13° bevel to ensure smooth, clean cuts every time.

When tested by CATRA — the gold standard for sharpness and edge-retention testing — our 8” Chef’s Knife scored 50% above the highest sharpness standard, and 116% above the highest durability standard. 

The Goto Knife For Many Pros

It’s incredibly sharp and durable. Good for all types of kitchen.

Richie Lopez, YAPA, LA

It’s a great knife, cuts very well. Love the thin blade & light weight.”

Gerhard Passrugger, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

It cuts very well, easy to clean, a great plus for home and restaurant.

Takagi Kazuo, Kyoto Cuisine Takagi, Kyoto

Great quality, lightweight, modern look, great all-around product.

Chef Lorious Chef & TV Host, LA

High performance, low maintenance.

Precision engineering meets master craftmanship

Form For Function

Home sharpening has never been easier.

Our Japanese standard blade edges can stay sharp without professional sharpening. To make your cooking truly carefree, our ceramic honing rod was specially designed for Hast knives — so you can restore your knives to peak sharpness from home.  

Some of critics who adore Hast

Tried, tested, and loved by chefs around the world.

Hast knives are designed for great performance with minimum maintenance, so that you can cook with high-quality tools without all the hassle. Thanks to Matrix Powder Steel’s superior strength and corrosion resistance, Hast Edition knives are more versatile and durable than a professional high-carbon knife.