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Giving home chefs the edge this Christmas

Giving home chefs the edge this Christmas


For inspired home cooks, aspirational chefs and the keen foodie, professional chefs' knives are often at the top of Christmas wish lists.


For those who want to emulate their favourite chef or enhance their culinary skills with key pieces of kitchen equipment, catering and hospitality specialist Russums is the go-to place for people who want to buy from the place where the professionals shop.


Christmas shoppers can browse Russums extensive knife range online for culinary gift ideas for everyone from the student preparing meals for the first time to the well-seasoned home chef seeking a full set of professional grade knives.


Russums sales and marketing manager, John-Paul Marsden gives his suggestions for knife gifts at all price points.


Russums own Smithfield range of Sheffield steel knives are the ideal entry level chef's knives. Made from durable stainless steel with a moulded handle, the 20cm Smithfield Russum Cook's knife costs £11.88 and the six-piece medium knife set that is presented in a cotton knife roll that is hand made in Russums Rotherham sewing rooms, costs£38.95.


For a mid-priced knife, the quality Swiss brand Victorinox do not disappoint. With advanced fibrox moulded handles and world famous blades, prices start from£3.44 for an 8cm paring knife.


For a blow-the-budget gift, the 14cm Kasumi HM Hammered boning/utility knife is as visually striking as it is technically brilliant. With a blade made from VG10 cobalt high carbon stainless steel, it is a delicately balanced and ultra-sharp knife that is perfect for slicing and fine work. It costs £103.68.


The Global range of knives are appreciated worldwide by chefs who value their fine blades and seamless aesthetics.For shoppers looking for a bargain Christmas gift buy, Russums have dropped the price of Global's sevenpiece set from £684 to £300.The set comprises a 14cm vegetable knife; a 9cm paring knife; fish bone tweezers, 22cm fluted blade carving/slicing knife; an 18cm general purpose cook's knife; a 22cm ceramic sharpening steel; a tasting spoon and a wipe clean case.


The cotton knife wallet has been hand made in Russums' sewing rooms for decades and was the product that launched the business into the catering and hospitality market back in the 1960's. Now, its range of heavy-duty knife rolls are available in a variety of sizes for 10 or 13 knives and provide an excellent, value for money gift solution for the practically-inclined buyer. Russums' knife wallets cost from £7.50.


Sixth generation family business Russums is a leading supplier of clothing and equipment to the hospitality industry, supplying chefs, restaurateurs and food service workers throughout the UK and Europe.





1.14cm Kasumi HM Hammered boning/utility knife 14cm Kasumi HM knife

2. Global seven piece knife set Global seven piece set


For more information or to arrange an interview with or sales and marketing manager John-Paul Marsden, please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on:


Direct line: 01430 871360

Mobile: 07971 961574



Notes to editors

  1. Russums was established in 1830 as a brush manufacturer supplying the steel and coal industry. Post war production of lorry covers, tarpaulins and items made from canvas led to Rotherham College approaching Russums to make knife wallets for the staff and students. Such was the success of the wallets, that the College then asked them to source the knives to go in the wallets and so began the business suppling the hospitality and catering industries that Russums is known and respected for today.

  2. Today, the independent business is run by the sixth-generation owners and operates its own production facilities andan industry-leading embroidery department inRotherham where it is based.

  3. For more information about Russums, please You can also find Russums onFacebook,TwitterandGoogle Plus, and you can keep up to date with latestnews online.

  4. Russums supply chefs, food service professionals, colleges, schools and training establishments, contract caterers, cookery schools and local authorities throughout the UK and Europe with clothing, footwear, equipment, knives, tableware and books.