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Overview

Date Established 12/2020
Founder Elliot Cao
Headquarters New York, NY
Industries
Home, Tech, Food, Health & Wellness
Website https://www.hast.co
Press Contact Elliot Cao
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Products

3.5” Paring Knife
3.5” Paring Knife $69.00
Serrated Bread Knife
Serrated Bread Knife $129.00
8" Chef's Knife
8" Chef's Knife $99.00
6" Utility Knife (Vegetable Knife)
6" Utility Knife (Vegetable Knife) $79.00
5" Boning Knife
5" Boning Knife $79.00
Glass Knife Block
Glass Knife Block $69.00

About

Hast knives combine award-winning modern design with superior performance.

Thanks to the function-focused minimalistic design, patented Matrix Powder Steel, and innovative engineering, Hast knives are ultra-sharp, durable, versatile, easy to maintain, and also a visual delight. 

Hast's mission is to make meaningful designs and products to help rediscover the joy of everyday activities, starting with cooking.

The name Hast came from the Swedish word, meaning speedy/fast. It also means “have” in Old English. The name reflects our function-focused, minimalist design approach, and also the chef’s mindset: focused, creative, and present. 

Founding Story

After a 3-year development journey, Hast was funded on Kickstarter in 2019, by early believers around the globe. It was created by Elliot Cao in pursuit of the simple goal to make a kitchen knife that’s more relevant to modern cooking: more fun, more creative, and more inspiring.

With the support of passionate chefs around the world, Hast is able to roll out a full line of kitchen knives at a great price, starting from $69, ($69 for a paring knife, $99 for a chef's knife).

Team Bios

Prior to creating Hast, Elliot worked as a consultant in marketing and branding for agencies and companies such as FutureBrand, Weber Shandwick & Nivea. Elliot has always had a passion for cooking, industrial design, material science, and engineering. Elliot is also a certified Les Mills instructor, a certified trainer, and a nutrition specialist. 

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Press

Trend Hunter - Aug 31, 2022 Hast’s Range of Functional Knives is Modern and Minimalist
New York Post - Aug 29, 2022 Best Christmas gifts for your wife in 2022: 62 thoughtful ideas
VegNews - Aug 04, 2022 20 Products to Create the Ultimate Vegan Home
Good Housekeeping - Jul 29, 2022 12 Best Kitchen Knives, According to Testing
Woman's Day - Jul 11, 2022 The Best 40th Birthday Gift Ideas for Every Budget
House Beautiful - Jun 27, 2022 10 LGBTQ+ Home Brands to Support During Pride Month and Always
New York Amsterdam News - Jun 15, 2022 For Father’s Day, some gifts to make him smile
Fast Company - Jun 03, 2022 70 well-designed Father’s Day gifts for every type of dad
NJ Urban News - Jun 03, 2022 Gifts that will make him smile on FATHER’S DAY
House Beautiful - May 27, 2022 Asian American-Owned Home Brands You Need on Your Radar
Artful Living - May 11, 2022 8 Kitchen Must-Haves Every Home Chef Needs
Saveur - Mar 31, 2022 The Best Chef Knives in 2022
Men's Health - Mar 09, 2022 The 2022 Men's Health Kitchen Awards
Gear Patrol - Feb 08, 2022 The Best Recipes to Cook for a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner (and the Essential Items You'll Need) "Impress that special someone in your life with these delicious dishes."
Forbes - Jan 31, 2022 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts For The Home 2022 "Whether you are looking for a gift for a husband, a wife, a DIYer, the person just obsessed with luxury, or perhaps a little something special for a friend or Galentine, here are the top gifts to consider no matter your budget or style."
New York Post - Jan 20, 2022 Valentine’s Day gifts for boyfriends: Joggers, headphones, more ideas "If your man is into cooking, look no further than Hast’s Chef Knife. It’s a sharp staple that’s perfect for your evening date nights and spur-of-the-moment weekend recipe experiments."
Glam - Jan 19, 2022 17 Non-Cheesy Valentine’s Day Gifts Guys "Say ‘Valentine’s Day gift’ and admittedly there’s a certain cheesiness factor that immediately comes to mind."
SPY - Jan 07, 2022 Don’t Scare Her Off! 30 Valentine’s Day Gifts For New Relationships in 2022 "Nothing’s more exciting than a new relationship — and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you probably want to show your new bae some love without going over the top and risking coming off as clingy."
Good Housekeeping - Nov 23, 2021 Good Housekeeping's 2021 Kitchen Gear Awards
The Gourmet Insider - Nov 11, 2021 These Are The Perfect Housewares for Everyone on Your Nice List
Myrecipes - Nov 09, 2021 The Best Gifts for New Cooks
New York Post - Nov 09, 2021 70 Christmas gift ideas your wife will love in 2021
Forbes - Nov 03, 2021 Holiday Gift Guide 2021: The Best High-End Kitchen Pieces For The Beginner Chef
POPSUGAR - Oct 13, 2021 18 Food and Kitchen Products Our Editors Actually Own and Truly Love
Gear Patrol - Oct 08, 2021 Today in Gear: 5 Products You Need to Know
Glamour - Sep 28, 2021 The Best Wedding Anniversary Gifts to Celebrate Every Milestone
Food & Wine - Sep 01, 2021 These Incredibly Sharp Kitchen Knives Are So Lightweight and Stunning, They Won a Design Award
Best Products - Jul 18, 2021 8 Best Chef's Knives That Make Food Prep a Breeze
The Daily Beast - Jun 21, 2021 One of Our Favorite Knives Is on Sale for Prime Day
Daily Beast - May 26, 2021 These Kitchen Knives Are as Functional as They Are Beautiful
GQ UK - May 10, 2021 Best kitchen knives for your culinary adventures
GQ UK - May 10, 2021 Best kitchen knives for your culinary adventures
Popsugar - May 04, 2021 4 Kitchen Knives That Changed the Way I Cook and Are Worth Buying
Popsugar - May 04, 2021 3 Kitchen Knives That Changed the Way I Cook and Are Worth Buying
Travel + Leisure - Apr 24, 2021 This $100 Chef's Knife Is The Best I've Ever Owned
Huffpost - Apr 16, 2021 28 Kitchen Tools And Gadgets That People Actually Swear By
Buzzfeed - Mar 08, 2021 31 Kitchen Tools And Gadgets That People Actually Swear By
Reviewed - Feb 10, 2021 This Knife Set Is Perfect For The Minimalist Home Chef
Yanko Design - Dec 08, 2019 Hast's Sleep, Unibody Culinary Tools Are Designed To Be Harder Better Faster Stronger
Myrecipes.com - Nov 12, 2019 Our Test Kitchen Loves These Knives
SideChef - Sep 17, 2019 Sharp & Stylish: Hast Chef’s Knife Review

Testimonials

I would definitely recommend for all types of kitchen/home use. Usually, I’ve had to buy a very high- end & expensive Japanese knife to find this type of quality.

Richie Lopez

It’s a great knife, cuts very well and it keeps its edge for a good amount of time. I also love the thin blade, lightweight, and great balance.

Gerhard Passrugger

It's so amazing to use. It feels comfortable to hold in my hand, and it's so incredibly sharp that it will glide through anything. Whether I cut onions, tomatoes, carrots or other vegetables, it slices them all easily. And it doesn't seem to dull with use.

Michelle Westman

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