Aura One Preview

An exclusive preview of the new Aura One

Presenting the next evolution of our flagship knife

Thanks to the outstanding support of our customers and chefs worldwide, our original Aura One knife was a sold-out success worldwide and we have spent the last year perfecting the next evolution of our flagship knife.

Aura was founded on the principles of uncompromising performance and craft, and the new Aura One knife pushes many of the limits we pioneered with our original model.  Our advanced metallurgy research led to the creation of new Aura One Stainless steel.  Our ongoing commitment to studying the biomechanics and ergonomics of knife strokes produced in refinements to our 3D handle and bolster.  And new swept heel design for the knife that places more cutting power and precision under the hand for professional chefs.

The result is the new Aura One, a chef knife lighter and more precise than any other in our history.  Each Aura One represents a handmade masterpiece in the kitchen:  a combination of the finest materials into an American-made chef knife of unrivaled performance and beauty, designed to be handled through many lifetimes of fine cooking.

We invite you to discover the uncompromising craft of the new Aura One


The evolution of a masterpiece in knifemaking

New Aura One Stainless steel
The result of exhaustive work in metallurgy and over 30 metal processing steps, Aura Stainless steel provides phenomenal sharpness and edge retention with corrosion resistance to withstand the toughest kitchen environments. The strength of our new steel has allowed us to create a knife with a longer blade that is still thinner, nimbler and lighter than its predecessors.

Our long studies of professional chefs led us to create a unique satin finish for Aura Stainless, designed to reduce glare from professional overhead kitchen lights and to provide a distraction-free, color-neutral surface for chefs to focus clearly more precise cuts and brighter food presentation.

New swept heel
The new Aura One features a 5-degree, swept-back heel. This design places more working knife edge under the chef's hand where power and control are maximized. The result is more powerful and precise cuts with greater feel and less fatigue:  push-cuts finish with more power and slicing-cuts are initiated with more control.

The swept heel has been designed to minimize "catching" on food and to allow for normal sharpening practices. The swept heel meets the handle in a large, hand-finished finger trowel designed to relieve skin abrasion over long hours in the professional kitchen.

Updated 3D handle
The signature contoured handle of the original Aura One has been improved by our continued research into knife ergonomics. The updated 3D handle sits even more comfortably in the hand, allowing for a more relaxed grip that provides greater control, and lower fatigue.

The knife bolster has been updated to reduce impact on the forefinger for precision (or "pinch") grip cutting, while retaining its distinctive contoured shape to maximize the chef's feel for the blade position and cutting stroke.

Advanced blade profile
The new Aura One features a taller blade that allows for more knuckle clearance while cutting and easier scooping of cut foods.  The added height also ensures that the Aura One will last through lifetimes of sharpening for professional chefs.

To reduce friction from the added knife height, we developed a proprietary nonlinear blade profile for the new Aura One which encourages food to peel gently from the cutting edge, resulting in cleaner cuts with less blade resistance. The satin finish of Aura Stainless steel was also developed with a light texture designed to reduce friction – and in particular stiction (or "static" friction) – with food products against the blade.


Buy it pre-launch

We have set aside a limited number of Aura One knives for private sale before worldwide launch of the model later this month.  We are making these knives available to our loyal customers and to those who have contacted us awaiting the new Aura One release (thank you for your extraordinary patience!).

We know that ourknives are often sold out because of demand:  each knife is handmade with rare materials so we have limited supply.  Accordingly, we've set aside this private stock so that our loyal customers can secure a new Aura One before launch without waiting or sellout risk.

To ensure fair access to our preview customers, we are limiting purchases to a maximum of 2 knives per customer (if you need more than 2 knives for your kitchen staff, contact us and we will do our best to work with you to get a production slot).  We will end the private stock once the new Aura One is launched later this month.

Aura One Redwood & Turquoise
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Our new Aura One represents a truly peerless, hand-made combination of performance and artistry.  We're tremendously thankful to our customers worldwide for your support of our uncompromising approach to fine knifemaking.

Noah Cowan
Aura Knifeworks