TOG Knives

TOG Knives is a Bristol-based brand that designs & sells premium kitchen knives, batch-produced in the Samurai sword capital of Japan. Revenue has grown 4.9X since its 2019 Crowdcube raise and the company is profitable. Raising again to develop new products and packaging and drive further growth.

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Company Description

TOG Knives was founded by product designer Bert Beagley-Brown who was inspired by meeting a Samurai swordsmith in Japan. Bert believed that the best possible kitchen knife for the West would be designed in Britain and made in Japan. In 2013 he sold his first knife and TOG Knives was incorporated in 2015., Our 2019 Crowdcube raise hit its £100k target in just over 24hrs. We said we'd launch 14 knives, storage and sharpening products. In fact we launched 24, including 3 knives, 4 whetstones, a knife block, a leather knife roll, 2 magnetic knife racks (made of waste wood), 5 blade guards (recycled plastic), a range of Japanese pocket knives and our own gin!, Our revenue has increased from £139k YE2019 to £686k YE2022 (EBITDA £26.7k). We've grown our team and launched a new website as promised. We have built our email database from 3k to 39k and our Instagram followers to 15.8k., Having established ourselves as a leading premium British knife brand, our mission is now to get sharp kitchen knives in every home in the UK by empowering people to take back control of the most important tool in their kitchen., We are now raising funds to launch at least 11 new products, design new packaging, become B-corp certified, expand overseas and overhaul our supply chain ready for scale. We would love for you to join us on this journey.

Key Deal Facts

Founder-led business since 2015. Sustainability-focussed design., 94% 5-star Trustpilot reviews (of 882). Endorsed by 10 Michelin Star chefs., £686k revenue reported 2021-22 with EBITDA of £26.7k, Finisterre co-founder Ernest Capbert full-time Commercial Director
Amount Raised : £318,400
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