Maestro Wu Knives
Maestro Wu has been turning "guns into ploughshares" for nearly a century. During the second world war, material shortages inspired them to scavenge artillery fired on Taiwan by China as a source of steel. At the time most people couldn't afford an all-steel knife, but if a customer brought in salvaged shell, the forge would make one for them for free.
Maestro Wu knives are still hand forged from artillery; millions of shells were fired on Kinmen island by China during the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1958. Artillery steel is especially resilient and makes a blade resistant to chipping and rust.
These knives are prized by the Taiwanese disapora throughout the world for their high craft, balanced handling, and poetic symbolism.
Select Your Knife
Rounded bottom provides a rocking motion for slicing vegetables and chopping meats. A vegetable cleaver that handles like a chef's knife.
The classic silhouette with a wide blade for fast chopping and picking up ingredients. This knife comes in two styles: a classic Chinese Vegetable Cleaver and a heavier Meat Cleaver
Pointed, double-beveled blade for cleaning and filleting small fish
Maestro Wu Gift Set
A Chef's Knife for chopping vegetables and a Meat Cleaver for butchering meat