All Insanely Good knives are handcrafted and made exclusively for Insanely Good by Middleton Made Knives. Using high carbon steel, Quintin of Middleton Made Knives, puts great care into each piece and he stands by the simple philosophy that every great chef needs a great knife, at a great price. We hope you enjoy our customized collection.
Others state it more strongly. “What he creates out of that little building is just insane,” says the founder of an underground supper club in Charleston called Guerrilla Cuisine who is known as jimihatt. He used a Middleton knife to compete in, and ultimately win, the 2010 Charleston Wine + Food Festival Chefs Challenge.
Middleton Made Knives opened for business in March 2010, and the company has already attracted fans around the country, including Food Network star Claire Robinson and the executive pastry chef at Manhattan’s Jean Georges, Johnny Luzzini. The company sells five standard styles, plus a Japanese Santoku style, with prices ranging from $80 for a paring knife with a cherry handle to $650 for a bespoke high-carbon-steel chef’s knife, for which the customer can specify the rocker of the blade and the shape of the handle. Middleton is obsessive about quality and has been known to toss a knife he’s been working on for hours if he discovers even the tiniest crack in the blade during final sharpening. “Passion creates quality,” he says.