About us

An accountant, a psychologist, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in student debt walk into a bar. Several hoppy beers later a knifeworks was born. Rose City Knifeworks was founded in 2014  in Portland, Oregon by Joe and Paul. We started Rose City Knifeworks to create something unique and interesting in a town that encourages taking risks, being adventurous, and being a part of a creative and artistic community.

We are passionate about knives, their history, their design, and the craftsmanship that goes into making a fine, precise and invaluable tool. Our goal is to create exceptional knives suitable for both the skilled amateur cook and experienced culinary professional to elevate the experience of preparing meals.

Our goal is to make our knives accessible to anyone who is passionate about the food they make and the people they serve.



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