WE Knife: Chinese Manufacturing Done Better
Founded in 2000, WE Knife is located in Yangjiang City in the Guangdong Province of China, an area famous for making knives, kitchen sets, and other hardware. After more than 16 years of original equipment manufacturing, the company turned its attention and effort to a single trade: knifemaking—and changed its name to WE Knife in 2014. Having ample experience producing a wide range of equipment with the latest machining technologies, knifemaking was a natural next step.
WE Knife has been on the forefront of innovation ever since, setting a new standard for manufacturing in a country that’s often misperceived as having a low bar for quality. Recognizing the perception of Chinese-made knives, WE Knife made it a mission to prove it wrong. Thanks to a professional research and development team, high-quality CNC machines, electric discharge machines, laser-engraving machines, titanium anodizers, and more than 100 carefully selected staff members, WE Knife manufacturers cutlery at the highest tolerances. The result is enduring, near-custom knife quality that you can feel.
The quality of its products certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed, either. WE Knife has worked with some of the biggest names in the knife industry as well as custom knifemakers and designers like Simon Crafts and Mikkel Willumsen. Their belief that attention to detail and innovation is the key to success has helped them become one of the largest exporters of high-quality knives and tools in China.
Perhaps the WE Knife name also plays a role in the company’s mission. “WE” refers to the collective mentality that governs its work. From those crafting the knives on the floor to those who end up using them, the process is one of teamwork, through and through. That’s why we here at Massdrop are incredibly proud to have the opportunity to work so closely with WE Knife in bringing this folder to life. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.