Element Knife Co.

Element Knife Co.

Colorado's favorite shop for home and pro chefs, featuring knives, wares, accessories, sharpening services, classes, and pantry goods.

When did your business first open at Stanley?

November 2020

What's one of your best selling products at stanley?

A Santoku is our top seller. It’s the most common knife in Japanese households and tends to be the favorite with Americans. Santoku literally translates to three virtues and references fish meat and vegetables. It’s the perfect “daily driver”.

What song best describes your business?

What's your business's motto?

At Element Knife Company, we believe the quality and care of your tools should match the depth of your enthusiasm for cooking.

What's something about your biz most people don't know?

Our owner, Chef Elan Wenzel, has been selling knives in Denver since 2010, and trained as a sushi chef in Japan in 2004. He also cooked with The Colorado FIVE in 2017 and 2018, concluding the seasons by cooking a Colorado-centric dinner at The James Beard House in NYC.

What's your favorite stanley tradition?

What's one item at your biz that everyone should try?

A matcha set, which comes with a stoneware matcha bowl, bamboo scoop (Chasaku), & bamboo whisk (Chasen)... Ounce for ounce, matcha is the highest source for antioxidants. Add some cream to make it a matcha latte. We are so delighted to offer stoneware from my father & Local potter, John Wenzel.

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