Welcome to “The Sharpening Shed” our dedicated home to Kitchen Knives and Knife Sharpening in Claughton, Lancaster
The heritage of KitchenKnives.co.uk dates back to 1899 when it was established by Peter Maturi Senior. Peter Maturi senior was born in Pinzolo, Italy in 1880. He was one of 25 children and, aged 16, he accompanied his elder brother, Pio to Lugano, Switzerland where he worked until 1898 when he along with four of his other brothers came to England to set up a business of his own. He built the business primarily by serving other local businesses and with only a bicycle and a barrow, he sharpened knives and scissors in hotels, restaurants and tailoring factories all over Leeds. In 1911 he exchanged his barrow for a motorcar and through his tenacity and resourcefulness his business continued to expand.
In 2015 the brand was acquired by Gastronomy Plus Ltd. We are proud to continue providing these fine-crafted items to you and you’ll find that we’re pretty enthusiastic about our collection of knives.