About Kin Knives
In 1994 Tony Murland visited Japan to source quality Japanese woodworking tools, on the trip he saw some amazing kitchen knives that he had no idea existed. Beautifully balanced knives with layered steel blades, elegant handles with a handmade construction. Having a healthy interest in cooking, Tony brought some of these knives back to the UK and the rest is history. Since then Tony and his daughters, Harriet and Rebecca, have built Kin Knives into one of the most famous brands of Kitchen Knives, associated with quality and individualism. The Kin Knives range is a collection of products from small manufacturers and in some cases individual crafts men who in return for being included within the Kin brand have offered Kin Knives exclusivity of their product.
Who we are
In 1994 Tony first visited Japan to source and import a range of high quality hand woodworking tools. Whilst in Japan his culinary interests led him to buy various knives from small, exclusive manufacturers. He returned home to find he had bought over 300 knives! A stand at the BBC Good Food Show was immediately booked and thus Kin was born!
In 2006 Harriet joined Tony with the day-to-day running of Kin Knives. After leaving school Harriet was not sure what to do and when her father Tony suggested she had a go at running Kin Knives she jumped at the chance. She had always been interested in good food so working with some of Britain’s top chefs seemed like an exciting career. At this point Kin Knives was a very small business (exhibiting at 2 shows a year) and her main aim was to get known within the public and chef world! During her first year Harriet attended 32 exhibitions and small food events! Over the last 5 years Harriet, her father and sister have seen Kin knives grow into the successful company it is today.
Rebecca started working for Kin in April 2007. She initially agreed to help Harriet out at the Ideal Home Show - 4 years on and she is still working for the family business! She started concentrating on sales due to her background in recruitment and Estate Agency but has since taken over the Marketing side of the business.