A year ago I reached out to Brandon about a custom piece as a birthday present for my boyfriend after stumbling across his post on Imgur. He worked with my timeline to deliver a beautiful piece, and with my budget to help me afford it. Wonderful customer service, and the knife is everything I could have asked for and more. Thank you very much
- Nicholas Brown
These are the highest quality kitchen knives I've seen made for a kitchen. They keep artistic characteristics, without loosing strong functionality. If you want a knife set that you won't have to replace anytime within memory, then this is your knife maker.
- Alex Pain
Absolutely amazing craftsmanship and customer service. Couldn't ask for better. Customized my knife to my exct specifications. I plan on getting a custom set over time.
- Jack Sparx
This company not only makes beautiful knives at a great price, but they also are amazing to use. I now only use Meglio Knives since these knives out-perform any other knife in any store, and out of any country. And YES, they are better than your favorite Japanese steels. The Japanese are good at getting their steels hard, but there is more to a knife than HRC, you need toughness and abrasion resistance which are not on par with the metals Meglio uses. I love that the best knives are coming out of the US and the science and numbers are there to support these claims. No "proprietary metal" or spacial made up names, just real, hard data... pun intended. So if you are looking for the best, this is it. If you want second best, move along.
- William Peralta
The steel speaks for itself !!
It's a true artisanal knife made by an American who has the knowledge of the R&D that the US Government expects to be applied for their special forces teams with the needs and requirements of a professional Chef for today's kitchens with the Japanese traditions in mind.
- Jesse Palmer
This thing is an absolute monster.
It all started when I messaged Colin asking if Meglio had ever made a cimeter before. They hadn’t, and that wasn’t going to stop them trying, but I had a few questions first. Within 50 weeks, the guys at Meglio managed to sell me on the knife, (which wasn’t easy) design a cimeter to fit the Meglio style and my desires, produce the knife and have it in my hands.
When I picked up the package from the post, the first thing that struck me was how light the package was, you might have thought it was empty. When I opened it and got working, it was a dream come true; anything you could throw at it was easily taken down with the 10” CD#1 blade. Beef, ostrich, venison, pork, even taking down chicken is made easier - without worry of the blade dulling quickly or chipping. My job, in turn, made that much easier by what is the sharpest edge I’ve ever received out of the box.
Thanks to Colin Craig and Brandon Hampton for their outstanding work, I own the first Meglio cimeter, and it won’t be the last from them.
- Har Kaladzhyan
This was long overdue
I placed this custom order and was more than shocked when i received it. This knife is the all around tool for cutting anything in bulk its effortless ! I cut through whole fish so fast and easy i was left in awe. Perfect balance all around. The tip is excellent for getting fine detailed cuts. One of the best knives i ever held and cut with. Thank you Brandon Hampton and Colin Craig !!
Such a great knife i ordered another one and will order more to gift to my children !
- Aaron Horowitz
You know the experience and feeling you have the first time you use a sharp, quality knife? Using this knife for the first time gave me that feeling again. Five stars. 10/10. 100% certified fresh.
- Richard Ortega
I collect High Quality knives and do a ton of cooking. I always find myself Reaching for my Meglio. I've compared edge retention and Cutting ability against a lot of my high-end German and Japanese knives. The PM Grade Steels are just a step above the rest. My production Santoku has broken down 5 tenderloin 3 briskets a ton of chicken and lots of Vegetables I can still pop hairs with it, effortlessly slice right through paper and Slice super thin tomatoe
I am Currently Waiting on 2 custom knives a Razor Damascus Kiritsuke
and a Honosuke next on the list Brisket knife, Tuna Sword and a filet knife.
- Moustafa Rashwane
- Andrew Foye
Best knife I've ever used you can tell the craftsmanship that went into making it well worth the wait and price tag totally unique knifes
- Chloe Criez
so much love goes into these! Got my knife today and cannot put into words how much I already love this knife. Amazing work. Just friggin amazing!
- John Davis
I cannot say enough good about these guys. between Colin and Brandon I got exactly what I wanted and at the highest quality imaginable. When you use knives everyday, and even when you don't, sharp and reliable are always key. Meglio is my go to for my knives and highly recommend anyone to enjoy the best quality knife I have ever laid eyes on!
- Nichole Stoddart
These knives are so good we ordered them from Scotland (that's over 5,000 miles away FYI!!). I ordered it secretly as a gift for my partner, Colin was amazing the whole time - he kept me updated with every step from start to finish! The craftsmanship and effort that went into creating the knife is very apparent. My hubby is HELLA fussy with knives - this knife has been out of his hand for the time he has slept. It's so light and comfortable to hold and obviously incredible to look at too.
He's now envied by his colleagues. We'll be ordering again soon. 11/10 recommend.
- Michael Arnim
I'd like to give them 10 stars. Balanced, ridiculously sharp and incredible workmanship. I've cooked for decades and this is by far the best knife I've ever used.
- Bert Coats
Brandon and Collin were both great to deal with. When you talk to them it’s obvious they have a passion for what they are doing and it shows in what they create. Best knife I’ve had, by a large margin. Requires 0 effort to cut through pretty much anything and you get super clean cuts. Perfectly balanced and the blade is razor sharp the entire length. Well worth the wait to get the end result and I’ll def be getting a few more!
- Andre' Carde'
Incredible Customer Service helping me select the blade and steel I needed. They'll work with you teaching you about all they offer and why it's the right choice. We settled on a 154cm/cpm3v razorwire damascus with a desert ironwood handle. Quick turnaround time, was absolutely blown away by the quality of steel. Had my own logo etched on the blade to personalize it. I use it daily and it can take a beating; it's not only beautiful but a great workhorse of a blade. I've already ordered a Chef's knife through them excited to have another Meglio Knife. Incredible knife and damn fine people -- would happily buy again.
- Giang Luu
[...] However specific you want your knife, Colin and Brandon can do it; no matter how far out of this world. Meglio Knives gave me what I was looking for in a knife AND the service I was looking for in a knife maker. I hope this helps anyone on the fence of whether or not Meglio is the smart and safe decision to make. Trust me, I wouldn't sit here and type an essay if it wasn't worth the time haha
- Garrett Obrowski
Top quality! Just got my brushed steel santoku and I'm way impressed! Can't wait to snag a chefs knife and a custom in the near future. Thanks for the great work!
- Robert Ramirez
Hands down one of the best experiences I’ve had purchasing anything. The team at Meglio Knives makes you feel like an old friend and takes care of you from start to finish. I met Colin and Brandon through their add on Facebook and commissioned them to make a knife for my wife for her birthday. She absolutely loved it, she’s a chef and the quality of the build and sharpness of the knife are magnificent. It’s one of those things that until you hold one of that kind of quality and the craftsmanship that goes into that you realize it is in fact something you need. Brandon is a master blade maker and ensures that you get something that can be passed down from generation to generation. I can’t wait to commission him for 10 more all different designs. Remember you get what you pay for and what you pay for with them is one of a kind master works of art.
- Tiffany Ramirez
These guys deserve a 10 Star! Brandon and Colin are amazing. My husband ordered a knife for my birthday and scheduled a time for me to come in and measure my hand so that the knife fits perfect in my hand. I got to pick the handle and the shape of the knife.
They sent me pictures through out the process to make sure I was happy with each step.
They engraved the knife with a special message from my husband. The knife is absolutely beautiful and you can see the love that went into the art work.
Both Brandon and Colin are both incredible guys. Their work and passion is amazing. I can’t wait to get more knives made for my kitchen from them.
If your passionate about knives or are a chef I would recommend getting a knife from them.
- Brady Chung
I purchased one of the "production" version of a santoku-style knife. Compared to other "production" knives out on the market, the only thing it shares is the name production. Each one of these Meglio santoku-style knives are crafted with love. The blade is crafted from CTS-XHP American Super Steel, full tang, hypoallergenic handles that are screwed into the full tang with titanium screws, and each knife is personally sharpened by Brandon Hampton's own hands.
Meglio Knives has also recently released a black PVD coated version of this knife as well. I will be purchasing that one soon as well.
American made steel - crafted and serviced in San Diego, CA.
- Brian Burke
First time testing the Meglio Knives! Brandon Hampton has some serious knife skills! His knife beat out two other Shun knives I tested. Test subject was a duck breast, and the Meglio cut through the meat with the least amount of resistance. This one is a gift for a great friend, and I know I'll be a customer for my own soon!
- Vincent Iannuzzelli
Meglio knives is awesome. Brandon designed a sentimental piece for me and laser engraved something in my grandfathers handwriting on the knife for me. An unbelievably beautiful tool that is matched only in its abilities!!
- Steve Arbabi
Wow! I was lucky enough to grab one of the incredible PVD finished production knives. All I can say is that this thing blows away all of my other 'supposed' high end knives. The fit and finish are top tier, and the knife performs better than anything I've handled. Great blade shape, great handle and great balance....you couldn't ask for anything more!
- Jose Fierro
Not a professional chef but if I were my whole set up would be these knives! I just got the all black production knife and my wife and I absolutely love how it eliminated all frustration of food prep with our crappy knives, "Uni" (our knifes name) has replaced that with joy! Super sharp heavy on the handle has a great rocking angle, overall great knife to have in your kitchen you won't be disappointed!
- Jesse Harber
Sickest blade in my kitchen. Stays sharp, looks sharp
- David Dayan
Hands down the best knives in our kitchen. And our Airstream too! Quality of these knives is top notch. You really appreciate them the first time you cut and chop. Super sharp, smooth, and beautifully crafted. And you've gotta see these amazing hardwood handles. Thanks Brandon!
- Rene Mendes
I've seen Meglio Knives on my Instagram feed pop up. After seeing the knives Brandon has crafted being used I made I a choice to purchase one of his designs.I use this knife for all my cooking now, best investment I can recommend for the amateur and professional alike.
- John Jones
So once my mum told me growing up if you ask you dont get !!!!
But from my experience with meglio and brandon she has been proved wrong , i got exactly what i asked for .
The knifes are un beatable in my eye and meglio is a force to be reckond with ..
If you want a knife that is light extremely well balaced sharp as hell and finish which is perfection then these knifes are it .
Also what meakes them great is the fact there unique and diffrent setting a new trend and style in many proffessional kitchens luxury chalet villas and yacht ..
I WILL ONLY BY MEGLIO FROM NOW ON ..
GREAT SERVICE GREAT KNIFES AND NOW A GREAT FRIEND FOR LIFE SEE YOU STATE SIDE IN 2 ISH WEEKS BRO ��
- Mike Rocha
I'm a long time supporter and customer of Meglio Knives. Brandon Hampton is a creative genius and exceptional knifemaker. I will always recommend his knives because of his commitment to excellence in every facet of his work. His customer service skills are above par and he wants to deliver a product that makes YOU happy.
- Steve Ikonomou
Great product made in the USA. Excellent materials plus fit and finish.
- Ruthann Logsdon Zaroff
I have a large and valuable kitchen knife collection. The knife I keep at the ready on my cutting board is my incredible hand crafted Meglio. It is a wondrous thing when utility and beauty converge!
- Jessica Lozoya
If you're looking for a knife that performs and beautifully as it looks, then look no further. I bought a knife for my parents as a gift for their anniversary and Brandon was nice enough to customize it for me and had their wedding date laser engraved on it. They love it and my dad, who appreciates American-made products, appreciated that the case it came in is made in the U.S.A. These knives are amazing, they look fantastic and there's a ton of love put into them. Brandon is passionate about making quality cutlery that his clients will be happy with. Seriously. Order one.
- Cezar Cruz
Amazing craftsmanship, a beauty to look at and hold, sharp as hell
- Aaron Collins
I can't say enough about the craftsmanship of this knife. Brandon pays attention to every detail while making these knives. I think about the best way to describe his knives are works of art that you can use. I'd recommend anyone looking for a knife to check these out.
- Zac Jackson
As a chef and knife fanatic I found it difficult to find a set of knives that suited my needs at home. No matter how much you spend on so called high end knives, they just aren't like you want them!
I met Brandon on IG and could see that he not o my understood the issues that a chef would face wether it be in the home or at work, he knew more about metal and the methods of working it than anyone I had met who deals in custom cutlery.
He made me a 3 piece set that blew my mind! Talked me into an amazing coating and even worked with slabs that I had ordered so they would be.individial to me!
I would order, and will be soon, a boning and a sushi knife... and consider them truly amazing investments that I have no doubt will last a lifetime!
Trust in Meglio and Brandon. Great service and a true master of his craft at work!
- Rain Hampton
Unique and fantastic knives. Whether you purchase a functional basic knife or a custom collectors knife, you'll be excited to use your knife everyday for precise chopping and slicing.
- Bobby Hampton
Brandon is truly a skilled knife maker. His designs are superior and materials are always the finest.
- Lucas Tyler
Greta product. Knife is premier product. Ordering is a breeze. Arrives perfectly package even across the US. And the owner isn't bad to look at lol.