A kitchen knife with engraving is the gift


From the idea to Kitchen knife engraving. The topic of cooking.

The most important tool in a kitchen

An engraved kitchen knife is the perfect gift idea

It starts with the simple idea of what could be an interesting kitchen knife engraving.

Knives, cooking and eating are an inseparable triad. Kitchen knives on the magnetic bar or in the knife block say a lot about the style of the kitchen. The types of knives about the chef.

The choice of knife even allows conclusions to be drawn about taste and choice of recipe.

The circle closes when the matching knife design on the blade matches the chef, knife and kitchen.

So what could be more obvious than vegetables on the chef’s knife blade? Meat, cheese or even the chef himself?

One of our frequently used design templates is fish and shellfish, or soup vegetables, leek, potato, carrot, parsley. That goes with cooking.

Of course, a knife on the knife or other kitchen utensils is a smart idea. You can also find this in our design templates.

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Küchenmesser Design

Design on kitchen knife blades. The gift idea

A gift should be individual.

The better the motif matches the preferences and character traits of the recipient, the better.

We have created a huge selection of themed design templates.

Under the headings in the gallery you will find design templates for every individual taste. You will find the things that matter most.

The car, the bike, the airplane and much more.

Sometimes you just want to say something nice. Congratulations. Hearts, laurel wreaths.

With the Text function in our 3D engraving configurator, you can add love greetings, words of thanks, congratulations and dedications directly to your motifs on the kitchen knife blades

TYPEMYKNIFE customizes the knife design of our top chefs.

Chefs and grill masters love to present their own personal knife in the kitchen or on the grill. Everyone has normal knives.

Some have the extra-sharp ones, others the really big ones or preferably the unique piece from the samurai blacksmith.

We have developed a personalized blade design for our star chefs, our meat sommeliers and kitchen nerds.

Sometimes the chef is bubbling over with great ideas, which then have to find their form on the blade.

It’s a stroke of luck when a star chef presents us with a forearm tattoo and we can turn it into a great knife motif.

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Klingen Design by Holger Obenaus
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Burg Staufeneck

Rolf Straubinger, and his Staufeneck fine dining kitchen knife.

One of the first knives we designed for star chefs is the Rolf Straubinger knife.

The Michelin-starred chef has a marvellous residence in Staufeneck Castle near Göppingen close to Stuttgart. His creative work as a top chef is known far beyond the borders.

We met an extremely likeable old-school restaurant chef. He looks back on a long tradition of chefs and innkeepers at Staufeneck Castle in his family.

It was immediately clear to him that the picturesque castle and his creations, the food in the Michelin-starred Fine Dining restaurant, had to be on his knife.

We took photos of Staufeneck on the spot, where the castle is enthroned on the gentle hills of the Swabian Alb. We created black and white drawings with high contrast. This resulted in one side of the blade.

We designed the other with a parade of small delicacies. Results from the Michelin-starred kitchen.

Rolf chose a chef’s knife from the Italian knife manufacturer Saladini. An elegant knife with a 25 cm blade and a dark boco handle. Finally, a perfect ensemble of blade design, motif and knife.

Sven Ritzmann is The Stuttgart Scene Chef

When we met Sven Ritzmann, he was a chef at the trendy Lumen restaurant in Stuttgart. He did his apprenticeship at the former Michelin-starred Träuble in Geradstetten. He then travelled to Mallorca and Switzerland until the call came from Stuttgart. He was chef de cuisine in the plenum of the Württemberg state parliament. We had a great and imaginative conversation in the Lumen. The idea grew. To design one side of his knife with his favourite pictures. Sven Ritzmann in the kitchen, if you look at his Insta page he seems to live there. Chefs at work and the backdrop of Stuttgart, including the television tower, were very important.

The octopus is a very special creature for chefs. It’s not just the excellent flavour, the firm meat combined with the exotic, appealing appearance. It is the myth-enshrouded sea monster. It looks at you critically with its large eyes. It is one of the most intelligent sea creatures. It attacks divers and runs off the kitchen table like liquid, dripping over the edge of the table.

On the other side came the goddess of cookery, the immaculate mother of fine dinig creations. She emerges classically from the rose bush, as in medieval depictions. A little bad behaviour supported by an erotic look. You don’t clean fingernails with kitchen knives…

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Sven Ritzmann Knife
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Benjamin Maerz

The forearm tattoo of star chef Benjamin Maerz on a GÜDE THE KNIFE

An astonishingly simple design solution was offered by Michelin-starred chef Benjamin Maerz in Bietigheim.

Benjamin and his brother Christian run the Michelin-starred restaurant Maerz und Maerz in Bietigheim near Stuttgart.

Benjamin is the chef, Christian is the sommelier and looks after the high-quality drinks.

As we sat in the beautifully designed parlour, surrounded by monkey lamps and bull heads, pondering a suitable knife motif, Benjamin rolled up the sleeve of his chef’s jacket and presented his forearm.

On it was an all-over tattoo of light and dark hexagons in a row. The perfect, personalised motif had been found.

We took photos. Then began the elaborate retouching work. The tattoo was great, but the hair, which the photo also showed, had to be removed.

Benjamin chose one of the most interesting and controversial chef’s knives on the knife market as the knife for the finished tattoo. “The Knife” from the Güde company in Solingen.

This knife is an enormous curved piece of steel. It is guided by a small handle that sits above the blade. An outstanding innovative kitchen tool.

The TYPEMYKNIFE Laser & Design know-how

We at TYPEMYKNIFE® engrave and personalize your selected knife from the TYPEMYKNIFE® store. Customize your personal chef’s knife in our 3D configurator with lettering, text and graphics or your own image. Design freely and without limits, be creative.

Use the variety of our design templates or upload your own photos to the configurator. Combine your image with text and writing or a message to your loved ones. A very personal gift.

We at TYPEMYKNIFE® engrave and refine your design request from the configurator with our high-class laser technology permanently in deep black on both sides of the blade.

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A kitchen knife with engraving is the gift

about the author

Claus Ermlich

Is a trained Maître Cuisinier with well-traveled experience in fine dining in top international gastronomy. Studied hotel business administration, consultant for project development in the hotel industry & SAP HCM consultant.

In the TYPEMYKNIFE® project, founder and responsible for management, finance, sales, front-backend processes.

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TYPEMYKNIFE®, the pioneer in the personalized knife world, is setting new standards in knife design with its innovative approach and groundbreaking 3D engraving configurator. 

At the heart of TYPEMYKNIFE®’s success is the unique opportunity for customers to design their own knives.