CALISSO stands for high-quality, unique and exclusive kitchen knives and cutting boards. Although our company is not that old, it is one of the most sought-after premium brands for kitchen accessories in Europe.

But how did it all begin?

Looking back, it was a very beautiful and exciting story that we would like to share with you. It all started with a spontaneous dinner among friends on February, 15th 2020,  a day that we did not expect to change not only our knives, but also the lives of each individual. The central theme of the evening was "healthy cooking". However, everyone missed the unique moments, that arise during cooking evenings with family and friends. Little did we know that this would become the beginning of an extraordinary story.

At first, the company was run in a very small warehouse in the center of Germany under the code name "Project 1502". Above all, we agreed that the most important tool in the kitchen is the knife. The biggest challenge was to find the right steel. After countless trials, the unique combination of two types of steel was found. This allowed the blades to be ground very flat, which contributed to an extreme sharpness and a particularly long durability of the grind. In addition, the V-gold 10 stainless steel core made it easy to sharpen the blade, even for people with no sharpening experience.

Once the perfect steel had been found, the real challenge emerged: the handle. After the first prototype, we realized that while the blade shape made the knife extremely easy to handle, it looked rather unremarkable. We realized that the handle of every kitchen knife out there had no personality. So we started to think about how we could disrupt the seemingly dormant world of kitchen design. Finally, ideas from 3 different countries inspired us to create the very first design - the Aquamarine Line.

The fusion of deep blue epoxy resin and naturally grown maple root wood is reminiscent of the vast sea melting into the mainland. Every handle should become as unique as the coasts of this earth. But the unique handle was not enough. We were convinced that everybody should be able to personalize their knives and the packaging according to their wishes. The unusual, personalizable handles then became the trademark of CALISSO.

To design exceptional products, the CALISSO Quality Standard was created. Each knife is meticulously checked and certified by hand before being shipped to the customer. In this way, we can ensure that every customer receives an impeccable knife that they will enjoy cooking with.

The CALISSO Experience should not start with the first cut, but already when unpacking our product. We want every customer to feel the exciting sensation of unwrapping their Christmas present. As a little extra, the wooden boxes are perfumed with a pleasant scent before shipping.

We are aware that we have to do something for the earth and we have decided to run CALISSO in an environmentally conscious way. All our products are packed environmentally friendly. We only use renewable and biodegradable raw materials, and plastic is kept to a minimum. Our knives are delivered in a high-quality wooden box, which can be personalized as well. Furthermore, the filling material is certified with the Blue Angel.

Why do we do this?

We hope that our knives will ignite passion for cooking, encourage our customers to spend more time in the kitchen and thus lead a healthier lifestyle.

The future is uncertain, but we know that this is just the beginning of a very special story. We thank each and every customer who is part of the CALISSO family.