Ferenc Petho :: CHEF'S ROLL :: The Professional Chef Network

Ferenc Petho

I strive to design and create the best, unique and individual knives that I can, knives my customers are proud to use and own. Old fashioned craftsmanship and lasting quality in my approach, with aesthetic simplicity in form and function in mind.
210mm High carbon tool-steel Chef's knife with Corian handle.
Paprika Knives. Port Macquarie NSW AUS
Founder / Knifemaker
Heat treatment
Wood work
Metal work
Design and Function
Acid etching
Knife skills
Food prep
Ferenc Petho
Ferenc Petho
Port Macquarie

Paprika Knives

From a young age I've had loads of ideas what I would do when I grow up.                                                                                                                              The main thing was to design something and create it with my hands. Around the year 1999, while I was admiring a knife that I couldn't afford at a show in Sydney, I had a brilliant thought… “I could make one of those... I have an engineering trade, I can work with steel... how hard can it be?! …it's only a knife after all”
My unintentional arrogance did bite me in the back side indeed.
For a while I was creating my own scrap metal industry with all the things that didn't quite work out to my "how hard can it be" plan.
After loads of research and practice, things started getting better and better...
Finally I was making functional cutting tools.
All this knowledge I was gaining lead to more and more things I wanted to know.
The different arts and crafts that can be incorporated with a piece of " boring old steel"
I started dabbing into, jewelry making, woodworking, carving, metal clay, acid etching, enameling, leather work...the possibilities are endless...and that's what drives me the most.

Thank you for taking interest in my passion.