Messermeister teamed up with 2 artists to create 10 limited edition knives to benefit World Central Kitchen's humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. Matt Shulda (@360BladeFlip) outfitted our Meridian Elite 8” Stealth Chef’s Knives that are made in Solingen, Germany with custom handles repurposed from skateboards with Ukrainian colors. Artist, Shannon Menzel then put the finishing touches on these blades with a custom illustration engraved portraying a dove for peace, the Ukrainian coat of arms, and, its national flower, the sunflower. Each knife is individually numbered and beautifully photographed by Adam Secore.
100% of all funds raised will go towards World Central Kitchen's humanitarian crisis efforts in Ukraine!
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Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) uses the power of food to nourish communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond. WCK has created a new model for disaster response through its work helping devastated communities recover and establish resilient food systems. WCK has served more than 50 million fresh meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world in countries including The Bahamas, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mozambique, Venezuela, and the United States. WCK’s Resilience Programs in the Caribbean and Central America have trained hundreds of chefs and school cooks, advanced clean cooking practices, and awarded grants to farms, fisheries and small food businesses while also providing training and networking opportunities.
During COVID isolation in 2020, Matt Shulda from @360bladeflip started redoing his cheap knives to make them cool using skateboards he broke. Friends and family started asking if they could buy one so he started hunting down knives from thrift stores to refurbish.
Matt formed @360Blade Flip to not only make use of these broken boards that often just collect dust or get thrown out, but to bring discarded knives back to life as well. It lets people own something that is cool and unique while also helping reduce waste. It’s for skaters, chefs, and people who just love color!
Shannon is a fine artist and graphic designer from Ojai, CA. Her roots in art and design run deep with working for Roxy, Quiksilver, Patagonia and later opened the now legendary Wetsand Surf Shop. Currently, she balances her freelance graphic design and painting with a career in real estate.
Shannon is a wife and mother of two kiddos. She is a lover of anything outdoors, is an avid hiker, surfer, beach bum and animal lover!
Adam Secore is a photographer and art director based in Los Angeles. Adam is best known for his featured work in publications such as GQ, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Elle, Numero, and Vogue Italia. With his strong fashion, editorial, advertising, and personal work, he brings a new exciting experience to each project. Aside from being a total photography badass, he has never had a cavity in his life.