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Hampton Forge knives are a little behind in popularity of the biggest brands but offer a good alternative with some interesting and stylish sets. They come at an attrctive price point and can offer excellent value for the money. Let's dive into the details!

About the company

Hampton Forge Company has corporate headquarters in South Eatontown and A showroom office in Madison Avenue, New York City where they display their products. The company produces flatware and cutlery that incorporates classical patterns and original trendy designs. (1) Hampton Forge works with experienced silver smiths and knife makers who deliver high quality and uniquely designed cutlery that people will proudly set over their kitchen tops, dining tables, and counters.

Hampton Forge Knife Sets and Models Reviewed

For this review, we have chosen 6 differnet knife sets ranging from 3 to 15 pieces as well as an individual knife.

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Hampton Forge Raintree 10-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

Design and materials

The Hampton Forge 10-Piece Set comprises five knives with different blades for cutting that are coated with titanium material to make their surfaces non-stick. Handles are all wooden, thick, and come fitted in place using a rivet-less technique. All the knives on this set are sold with accompanying sheath protection covers that fit over the blades when they are not in use.

Usability

We loved these knives design that combines an outdoor feel with a stylish modern look. It achieves this by using ergonomic wooden handles together with sleek and sophisticated blades. The combination balances the knives perfectly to make cutting using them easy and quick. The titanium non-stick cover over the blades leaves the blade clean with no food sticking on the blades' surface. As such, cleaning the knives is easy because all you need to remove sticky food items from their surface is to wipe them.

Users who use these knives recommend hand washing the knives and ensuring that they are completely dry before placing them in storage.


PROS

  • Easy to clean
  • The knives are well balanced
  • Handles are durable and comfortable to hold
  • Blades are non-stick
  • Do not rust easily

Cons

  • The blades could get spots when left in water for a long time
  • Require sharpening from time to time

Hampton Forge Epicure 15-Piece Knife Set

Design and materials

The Hampton Forge Epicure 15-Piece Set contains a wide variety of cutting knives, shears, and a storage block that holds all the knives securely in place when they are not in use. The handles on the knives and shears are of a stainless steel that comes covered with soft grip silicone. Blades on the knives also feature stainless steel material that is free from rusting, corrosion, and pitting.

Usability

What we like about this set of knives is the design that combines a chic soft grip handle, a bolter between the blade and handle, and an end cap. This combination gives the knife a perfect balance and makes it easy to cut with on any counter top. The stainless steel blades come with a hollow-ground edge have a sleek look and retain the sharpness for long.

Customers who have bought this knife set like the included wooden block because it saves space in the kitchen when the knives are not in use.


PROS

  • Include a storage block that saves storage space in the kitchen
  • Comfortable ergonomic handles
  • Wide collection of knives covers all cutting requirements in the kitchen
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • The handles break easily when knives are forced to cut hard items
  • Leaving the knives in water for long causes spots on the blades

Hampton Signature Knight 13-Piece Knife Block Set

Design and materials

Beautifully crafted blades with gold color for finishing and non-stick titanium coating makes the knives on the Signature Knight set stand out when placed on any kitchen counter. The set also includes a "peek-a-boo" storage block that comes in black. The block reveals the edges of the knives slightly when stored, thus enabling the cook to choose the right knife every time he/she wants to pick a knife.

Usability

We like the unique look of the knives on this set. The titanium coated blades cut through food items with ease while minimizing the foodstuff that sticks on the blades' surface. The knives are safe for cleaning in the dishwasher, but we recommend hand washing them to enhance their durability. Ensure that you dry the blades properly before placing them in the storage block to reduce chances of stains forming on the blades.


PROS

  • Included storage block saves space when storing the knives
  • Easy to clean
  • Have an elegant look when placed on the kitchen counter
  • They are well balanced

Cons

  • The golden color on the blades wears of easily
  • Leaving the knives in water for long causes stains on the blades

Hampton Signature Argentum 14-Piece Knife Block Set

Design and materials

The Argentum Knife Set comprises a wide collection of kitchen knives with straight blades and some serrated to meet different cutting needs in the kitchen. Handles feature a cherry red coating and are thick and ergonomic to give you a comfortable and firm hold when using the knives. A wooden storage block and a sharpening tool are also included in the Argentum set.

Usability

We like the taper ground edges on the knives' blades that retain sharpness of the knives for long and handles that have a unique cherry red color coating that makes the knives appealing. Their unique design ensures that they stand out when placed in the storage block.

Inclusion of a sharpening tool and the wooden storage block has received praise from many customers because they enable the cook using this set to save space in the kitchen.


PROS

  • Easy to clean
  • Storage block saves space in the kitchen
  • Included sharpening tool helps restore the sharpness of the knives
  • Are well balanced and make cutting easy

Cons

  • The handles discolor easily
  • Individual pieces are not available for purchase

Hampton Forge Tomodachi Rainbow Titanium 10-Piece Knife Set

Design and materials

The Rainbow Forged Titanium Set contains five knives and their accompanying protective sheath covers. The blades on the knives are covered with a multicolor titanium coating while the handles have a single color that differs on each knife. Protective covers are similarly colored as the handles for easy identification of each knife.

Usability

We like the uniquely designed blades that have a distinct hue on every blade on the titanium non-stick coating. The blades are safe for use on food and last for a long time without damaging the titanium coating when proper maintenance guidelines are followed. The ever sharp edges require less sharpening and food does not stick on the surface of the blade due to the multicolored non-stick coating.

Matching handles and protective sheath covers enable the cook to identify each knife and pick the correct knife every time when selecting a knife from this set.


PROS

  • Beautifully designed blades make the knives stand out
  • Non-stick titanium covered blades restrict food from sticking on the blades
  • Sold with protective covering sheaths
  • Matching colors on the sheath and handles make it easy to identify each knife

Cons

  • The blades lose color over time
  • Sharpening the knives can scratch color off the blades

Hampton Forge Mirage 3-Piece Santoku Knife Set

Design and materials

This three piece set includes three santoku knives of different length. The handles on the knives are triple riveted on both sides and fit firmly on the blades that have a dimpled surface above the cutting edge. The weight of the knives is distributed evenly, thus giving the knives a perfect balance and enabling them to cut easily and quickly.

Usability

We like the dimpled edge that is above the cutting edge on these knives for its efficiency in releasing food items that tend to stick on the blade. The handles fit firmly on the knives and their weight balances out with the weight of the blade to enable precise cuts.

The blades clean fast and easily under warm water and soap. We recommend users to restrict washing these knives in the dishwasher to avoid scratching their surface, which leads to the staining and corrosion of the blades.


PROS

  • Well balanced
  • Edges remain sharp for long
  • The dimpled edge separates the food being cut from the blade
  • Thick ergonomic handles offer a firm secure grip

Cons

  • Not safe for dishwasher cleaning
  • Have no covering sheathes

Hampton Forge Tomodachi Santoku 7-Inch Knife

Design and materials

We like this single piece knife that comes in a stunning green color on both the blade and the handle. Resin non-stick coating covers the stainless steel metal used to make the blade and an accompanying covering sheath that fits over the blade protects the blade when it is not in use.

Usability

The dimpled surface that is above the sharp cutting edge enables the knife to separate the food items that the blade is cutting through while the well balanced handle enables quick and precise cuts. The handle comes firmly fitted over the blade while the rivet-less deign used to attach it to the blade allows the knife to be light.

Users should be careful when sharpening the knife to avoid scratching the titanium coating on the blade. To ensure you use the knife for a long time, only hand wash the knife with warm water and soap.


PROS

  • Easy to clean
  • Cutting edge retains sharpness for a long time
  • Resin non-stick surface separates the food being cut and prevents it from sticking to the blade
  • Well balanced structure makes the knife easy to cut with
  • Sold with a protective sheath

Cons

  • Sharpening could scratch the resin coating on the blade
  • The knife requires extra care to prevent the coated blade from getting damaged

FAQ

Is Hampton Forge a Good Knife Brand?

Hampton Forge Knives are available in sets that comprise several knives as well as single pieces. This makes them ideal for purchase by both domestic and commercial cooks. Some of the knives have non-stick coated blades that ease the cleaning process.

Knives sitting on top of a wooden cutting board

The blades on all knives are thick and ergonomic to make it easy to handle the knives. Moreover, some knives from this brand feature a dimpled edge that separates food being cut and restricts it from sticking to the blade.

The warranty cover on the Hampton knives assures you that the knives will last for a long time in good condition. Our overall opinion about these knives is that they are good for your kitchen and purchasing them will cover all your cutting needs when cooking for either a small or large group.

Where is Hampton Forge Knife made?

The company that makes the Hampton Knives is located in United States. They have a corporate office in South Eatontown while their showroom is located along 41 Madison Avenue in New York City.

How do you sharpen Hampton Forge knives?

When sharpening Hampton Forge Knives, be careful to avoid going overboard with the sharpening tool. Doing so could scratch the blade and damage the non-stick covering material on some knives.

To sharpen the knife, hold it against the sharpening tool at 15 - 20 degree angle and then draw it swiftly towards you. Repeating this about five times on both sides of the blade sharpens the knife and allows you to handle all your cutting needs in the kitchen.

Note, however, that knives with serrated edges, such as bread knives, do not require sharpening.