This week on Spotlight Series we’re doing something a little different and taking a look at a new line of kitchen knives by TUO Cutlery, from the folks that make Kizer Cutlery. TUO is an acronym for “Technology, Utility, and Originality,” and it’s these attributes that inspire their elegant, ergonomic Black and White series.

To go for the low-hanging fruit first, the series is called Black and White for the variety of handle styles available. You can get these knives in either black or white, and both colors have two distinct flavors. Each color has a matte or mirror finish option, so there are four different handle styles to choose from. Aside from the handle finish, materials and construction are identical across all versions of the knives.

The handles are manufactured from a smooth resin that feels really nice in the hand. The unusual handle shape is reminiscent of the Chroma Cutlery F.A. Porsche knives, and offers a similarly ergonomic user experience. Besides being extremely comfortable, the shape makes it really easy to manipulate these knives and turn them around in your hand, granting you a lot of dexterity with your preparation.

Blades are all full-tang, and various sizes depending on the knife’s intended purpose. The line offers the standard range, featuring a 3.5″ paring knife, a 5″ utility knife, a six inch Santoku, an 8″ chef’s knife, an 8″ bread knife, and a 12″ slicing knife, each available separately. All have been drop forged from 440 stainless steel and feature a 15 degree cutting angle to retain their sharp edge.

The sleek styling, ergonomic handling, and wide variety of options all combine to make the Black and White line an enticing run of kitchen knives from TUO Cutlery. To learn more about these knives, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit