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Aura Knifeworks

The team at Aura used our backgrounds as chefs to create a knife for chefs, designed by chefs. We knew where the blisters form on our hands, where the scars come from when a knife slips, and where our arms ached after a hard night's work --We set out to make something better. Hand-made California
Noah Cowan - Founder and CEO My love affair with knives began when I started cooking in hotels at 17
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Aura Knifeworks. Long Beach, CA
High Performance American Chef Knives
SKILLS & EXPERTISE
Knife skills
Knife Making
Leadership
Metalurgy
Woodworking
Stoneworking
Design
Slicing
Aura Knifeworks
Aura Knifeworks
noah@aurachef.com
Signal Hill (Long Beach), CA
United States

Aura Knifeworks LLC
Noah Cowan: Founder and CEO


The team at Aura used our backgrounds as chefs to create a knife for chefs, designed by chefs.  We knew where the blisters form on our hands, where the scars come from when a knife slips, and where our arms ached after a hard night's work -- and we started out to design a knife that worked with the body rather than against it.The feather in the Aura logo is a symbol of effortlessness, the quality we sought to embody in the Aura One.  The journey to creating the perfect knife took 4 years in total.   We consulted masters in the craft, and tested both ancient and new materials in our lab.  We created Aura steel, a result of a proprietary forging, cryotreatment and finished process.  And we crafted it into a dramatic rockered blade design, a result of watching hundreds of hours of chefs at work.The result was the Aura One, a knife that feels alive in your hands and is, in our opinion, the ultimate instrument of culinary expression.  We are proud to have designed the Aura One in America, and continue to hand-make every knife with pride and joy in our workshop in California.