Hast

A timeless ultra-sharp kitchen knives bringing efficiency, creativity, and style to your kitchen

Company overview

Date Established:
2020
Description:
A timeless ultra-sharp kitchen knives bringing efficiency, creativity, and style to your kitchen
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Founders:
Elliot Cao
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Headquarters:
New York, NY
Industry:
Home Goods
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about

Hast combines a minimalistic and function-focused design with advanced materials and engineering to make kitchens knives that are ultra-sharp, durable, versatile, easy-to-maintain, and also a visual delight. Hast's mission is to make meaningful designs and products to help rediscover the joy of everyday activities, starting with cooking.

The name Hast came from the Swedish word, meaning speedy/fast. It also means “have” in Old English. The name reflects our function-focused, minimalist design approach, and also the chef’s mindset: focused, creative, and present. 

founding story

After a 3-year development journey, Hast was funded on Kickstarter in 2019, by early believers around the globe. It was created by Elliot Cao in pursuit of the simple goal to make a kitchen knife that’s more relevant to modern cooking: more fun, more creative, and more inspiring.

With the support of passionate chefs around the world, Hast is able to roll out a full line of kitchen knives at a great price, starting from $69, ($69 for a paring knife, $99 for a chef's knife).

Bios

Elliot Cao
Founder

Prior to creating Hast, Elliot worked as a consultant in marketing and branding for agencies and companies such as FutureBrand, Weber Shandwick & Nivea. Elliot has always had a passion for cooking, industrial design, material science, and engineering. Elliot is also a certified Les Mills instructor, a certified trainer, and a nutrition specialist. 

Products

Hast Edition Series 8" Bread Knife
This knife’s serrated edge is designed to easily cut through hard crusts, cleanly separating one slice of freshly baked bread from the next. You worked hard on your sourdough, and you deserve a knife that won’t mar the beauty of that perfect loaf.

Hast Edition Series 8" Bread Knife

$
129.00
Description:
This knife’s serrated edge is designed to easily cut through hard crusts, cleanly separating one slice of freshly baked bread from the next. You worked hard on your sourdough, and you deserve a knife that won’t mar the beauty of that perfect loaf.
Details:
Matrix Powder Steel, Stainless steel, Titanium Coating (Black & Gold).
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Hast Edition Series 8" Chef's Knife (Matte Black)
The Edition Series Chef’s Knife is the perfect everyday knife—ideal for dicing fruits and vegetables, cutting through thick cuts of meat, or even chopping herbs. You might not have a sous-chef just yet, but that doesn’t mean you have to go on without a dependable culinary sidekick. The Chef’s Knife is an all-purpose must-have that will take your cooking to new heights.

Hast Edition Series 8" Chef's Knife (Matte Black)

$
119.00
Description:
The Edition Series Chef’s Knife is the perfect everyday knife—ideal for dicing fruits and vegetables, cutting through thick cuts of meat, or even chopping herbs. You might not have a sous-chef just yet, but that doesn’t mean you have to go on without a dependable culinary sidekick. The Chef’s Knife is an all-purpose must-have that will take your cooking to new heights.
Details:
Matrix Powder Steel, PVD Ti. Available in Matte Black($119), Matte Stainless($99), Glossy Stainless($119), and Gold($119).
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Hast Edition Series 5.3" Utility Knife
The 5.3” utility knife is our goldilocks size, ideal for those in-between kitchen tasks: slicing cooked meats, smaller vegetables, and soft breads. Every kitchen needs a knife worth fighting over during brunch prep, and the Utility Knife is sure to fill that need. (Don’t worry, you can always get more than one!)

Hast Edition Series 5.3" Utility Knife

$
79.00
Description:
The 5.3” utility knife is our goldilocks size, ideal for those in-between kitchen tasks: slicing cooked meats, smaller vegetables, and soft breads. Every kitchen needs a knife worth fighting over during brunch prep, and the Utility Knife is sure to fill that need. (Don’t worry, you can always get more than one!)
Details:
Matrix Powder Steel, PVD Ti
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Press articles

Popsugar
3 Kitchen Knives That Changed the Way I Cook and Are Worth Buying
As someone who loves anything sleek and minimal, this brand definitely caught my eye.
Reviewed
This Knife Set Is Perfect For The Minimalist Home Chef
Finally, a knife set that’s as beautiful as it is useful.
Buzzfeed
31 Kitchen Products That May Trick People Into Thinking You're A Chef
Ina Garten, is that you? Judging by those snazzy knives and that pasta press...it's gotta be.
SideChef
Sharp & Stylish: Hast Chef’s Knife Review
In summary, I would call it an approachable, modern chef’s knife. It looks sharp, cuts sharp--a leap beyond the aesthetics of the age-old commercial knife set.
Myrecipes.com
Our Test Kitchen Loves These Knives
We got the chance to try out these knives ourselves in the MyRecipes test kitchen and were more than impressed. Made of powder steel and coated in a titanium mirror-finish, they’re lightweight, comfortable, and durable without sacrificing a keen edge.

testimonial

"I would definitely recommend for all types of kitchen/home use. Usually, I’ve had to buy a very high- end & expensive Japanese knife to find this type of quality."
Richie Lopez
Chief Chef, YAPA, Los Angeles
"It’s a great knife, cuts very well and it keeps its edge for a good amount of time. I also love the thin blade, lightweight, and great balance."
Gerhard Passrugger
F&B Director, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
“It's so amazing to use. It feels comfortable to hold in my hand, and it's so incredibly sharp that it will glide through anything. Whether I cut onions, tomatoes, carrots or other vegetables, it slices them all easily. And it doesn't seem to dull with use.”
Michelle Westman
Food Writer