|Headquarters||New York, NY|
|Press Contact||Elliot Cao|
Hast knives combine award winning modern design with superior performance.
Thanks to the function-focused minimalistic design, patented Matrix Powder Steel and innovative engineering, Hast knives 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.
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).
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.
As someone who loves anything sleek and minimal, this brand definitely caught my eye.
Finally, a knife set that’s as beautiful as it is useful.
Ina Garten, is that you? Judging by those snazzy knives and that pasta press...it's gotta be.
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.
Owning Hast knives is like receiving initiation into an exclusive group of people who take cooking seriously.