Luxury without labels.

We use the same materials and manufacturers as luxury brands to develop atelier-grade essentials, minus the large brand markups.


How it works.

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1/ Sourcing

Our sourcing team is singularly focused on finding the best factory for each category, regardless of where they are. We are proud to partner with manufacturers all over the world from Italy, China, Korea, to Portugal.


2/ Audit

We audit our partners on strict standards well beyond the industry norm. Our team visits and assesses each factory on a 90 point scale to grade their craftsmanship, material suppliers, environmental impact, and working conditions.


3/ Development

Our product team leverages decades of expertise and top-shelf material suppliers to develop products of equivalent or better quality and design than luxury brands.


4/ Payments

We built Italic with an explicit mission of providing manufacturers a way earn higher margins than their traditional clients while also saving our customers 50-80% by removing the brand markups.

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Pinnacle of Modern Steel

Ultra-limited collection of handcrafted, double-edged chef’s knives forged from 67 layers of pure Damascus Japanese VG10 stainless steel. Named after a Japanese cloud, each blade is finished with an artfully distinct swirl that delivers exceptional performance. Set in a variety of stunning hexagonal handles for the perfect grip.

Seisuke

Yoshimi Kato

Japanese VG10 Steel

Damascus Finish

Layer Count

67

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Rockwell Rating

61 HRC

60-62 HRC

60 - 62 HRC

Blade Length

209 mm

210 mm

210 mm

Superior Edge Retention

61 HRC score means longer times between sharpening.

Corrosion Resistant

VG10 is the gold standard for stainless steel.

Made to Last

High chromium and molybdenum levels increase the durability.

Japanese VG10 Stainless Steel

A quintessential stainless steel in higher-end knife making, Japanese VG10 features high carbon, chromium, and vanadium levels, yielding a well-rounded hard steel that's still easy to sharpen.

Universal Utility

Curved blade for fluid slicing, chopping, and dicing any and all vegetables, meats, and breads.

The Kumo Collection

Named after a Japanese cloud, this limited collection features handcrafted knives forged from 67 layers of pure Damascus Japanese VG10 stainless steel and cutting boards crafted from medium-hard Japanese Hinoki Cypress. A chef's dream combination of form and function.

Stunning Hexagonal Handles

Blue Honeycomb Resin

Natural Birch Burl

Brown Stabilized Maple

Chef Equipment

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Kumo Japanese VG10 Gyuto Chef Knife

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Atelier Series

A curation that features the best of Italic — extraordinary materials, classic design, and master craftsmanship.


True luxury, radical value.

We empower the world’s best manufacturers to bypass brand and retailer to deliver true luxury quality without the markups.

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