- Charl Heynike
- Blenheim Forge
- Where to Buy
Contemporary homewares and furniture with exceptional craftsmanship, Dovedale products are handmade limited editions in collaboration with British craftsmen and materials. The company, founded by Charl Heynike, has its roots in cabinet making and sculpture, with a core focus on a minimalist feel, form, and shape. Dovedale's debut collection deserves a special mention—a set of Japanese inspired Damascus steel kitchen knives.
The folded blue paper steel blades are set in wooden handles and arranged in a presentation box both crafted out of thousands-of-years old petrified bog oak. The blades are forged using sand smelting methods employed in traditional sword making, folding the steel (nickel and iron) four hundred times to increase strength and create the distinctive Damascus pattern. Production is through a collaboration with London-based Blenheim Forge.
The company's second collection also deserves an honourable mention. The beautiful humidor boxes, lined with Spanish cedar, are a great way to store your prized cigar collection. Each box comes with a magnetised case to hold humidifier sachets, so you can customise the humidity level to your preferences. The humidors themselves are crafted from thousands of years-old bog oak, giving them a unique and timeless appeal.