the creators

Portfolio 7


Two crafts and a common motive: Elwin has extensive experience with Japanese knives. René is an expert in woodworking. Together they developed the perfect knife block.

By joining forces, they came up with an innovative and unique solution. Both men found their inspiration for the shape in the handles of Japanese traditional knives.


Elwin de Veld

For years Elwin has been sharpening the knives of many chefs from the farthest corners, he can regularly be found in Japan to gather knowledge and manage his network.

Because of this he knows better than anyone else how carefully his customers handle the knives.

Over the years he has developed knowledge about knives.

René Visser

René has rediscovered his old love for woodworking. Thus, he is engaged daily in his passion developing ideas and working with beautiful products.

With René's craftsmanship, each Rokkakkei is finished in detail to act as a showpiece.