Innovative, Sharp Designs With A Touch of Zen

ENSIZEN is about the challenge of turning sheets of premium steel and exclusive materials into the hand-assembled works of art. Even more the dedication to explore  future oriented knife designs and escape from the traditional. Each design is determined by remarkable outlines, a balance of straight lines and curves, to enhance minimalism and increase ergonomics with attention to a sleek and timeless appearance.

Timeless

Minimal

Different

Enzku


A crossover between the Japanese Nakiri & Santoku kitchen blade, medium sized and ideal for push cutting or chopping smaller vegetables. Premium steel, handmade with a generous choice in handle materials.

Minimum


Designed as a do-it-all everyday folder that will meet your every cutting need with ease and style. The full-flat ground sheepsfoot blade, with its wider and robust profile, adds strength and versatility while making it look less threatening and dangerous. This is in tandem with its non-locking friction folding deployment, making it perfect for use in the outdoors or in your office. Available in 3″ and 1.6″ blade length.

Hybrid

The Hybrid features a ambidextrous wide blade with integrated fingerguard, which at 50mm is legal to carry where knife laws are stricter. The full titanium handles are paired with a matching custom milled titanium pocket. The Hybrid is an exciting and refreshing take on the traditional non-locking folder, combining ergonomics with time-tested concepts of refined minimalism.

Hybrid Framelock


The Hybrid naming not only stands for a balanced mixtures of straight lines and curves , the design also finds his naming in the possibility to add different kinds of deployment and locking features. The Hybrid Extra with frame lock in addition to the Hybrid collection. It features a tumbled S35VN leaf shape blade, easily deployed one-handed with the slightly shorter extension, while a matching titanium pocket clip offers intuitive tip-up carry. Handmade with 6AL4V titanium parts including titanium Torx screws.

Hybrid Friction


The hybrid design strives to express functionality through purity. The overall geometry grows out from a low located edge to the handle, offering a oversized fingerguard which simplifies the lack of a blade lock. The spine extension of the leaf shaped blade features besides one hand opening a integrated bottle opener and easy draw from the pocket.

Medium


The Medium frame lock is the newest ENSIZEN  folder and features more technology at the inside. The M390 – 75 mm blade is heat treated under controlled conditions , runs on ceramic bearings and incorporates a hidden lock insert. The triangle shaped flipping tap enables one hand opening and allows finger index positioning during precise work.

Higo

The Higo is a modern redesign on the Higonokami folder. It merges the handsome looks of a classic friction knife with modern enhancements, giving you the best of both worlds. The slim and minimal concept results in one of the lightest folder in comparison to his size.

Passionate About Knives, Tools and Tech stuff.

Filip De Coene is a Belgium based independent product designer creating contemporary knives with minimalist attitude, clean aesthetic and functional use. His interest in product design developed at a young age, he spent a lot of time in prototyping and exploring materials to accomplish a different style. Designing needs thoughtful thinking , redesigning in every aspect and details. With ENSIZEN he turns his ideas into timeless custom-developed designs which are easy to implement in any given environment. With several niche brands and acknowledge from the design world, ENSIZEN starts claiming its place in the knife community.

Dutch Knife Exhibition - 2019Stiel en Stijl - Leuven/Belgium - 2018HIB label - Belgium - 2018BelgiumArtDesign/BAD - Ghent/Belgium - 2018Artikel Nr - Ghent/Belgium - 2018Greenwise - Japan - 2017Hands On Design 8° Triennial - Ghent/Belgium - 2016/2017Certified Craft - Belgium - 2016Hands On Design - Belgium - 2016BKS - Gembloux/Belgium - 2015/2016DKE show - Tiel/The Netherlands - 2014/2015Gentlemen Taschenmesser - Germany - 2014MesserMagazin - Germany - 2014Hephaistos - Germany - 2013/2014Henry Van de Velde - Brussels /Belgium - 2013Schofield Watch Company - UK - 2013Toolbox - Belgium is Design - Milan/Italy - 2013Sabato - Belgium - 2013Henry Van de Velde Label - Belgium - 2012Antoine Van Loocke - Belgium - 2010

Shark


A new fixed blade design for 2019 — still prototype - what’s not to like ? The Shark as compact fixed blade for bushcrafting or part of your hunting equipment.

Toolbox – Milan

My debut into the design world with 2 favorite knife designs : Hybrid & Minimum. Outstanding exhibition organized by Belgium is Design. Products, process and technical excellence contribute to a portrait of the mastery of Belgian design. A production of simple and honest objects: ironic and measured, ethical and authentic, just as Henry van de Velde imagined.

Design & Quality label

Hybrid design selected for Henry Van de Velde label. The HYBRID strives to express functionality through purity. The overall geometry grows out from a low located edge to the handle, offering a oversized fingerguard which simplifies the lack of a blade lock. The design is characterized by harmonic proportions of curves and straight lines in the handle.

Schofield collaboration

Limited edition of the Hybrid friction folder in collaboration with Schofield Watch Company. UK-legal version with G10 glassfiber laminate and PM steel.

ENSIS + ZEN

Ensizen as expression of thoughtful minimalism, functional design defined by a uncomplicated and timeless appearance , a continuously innovation to social accepted blade concepts with emphasis to safety and ergonomics.
The brand ensizen is crafted by combining the word ENSIS , the Latin term for blade , and ZEN , as minimalism highly inspired from the Japonese traditional design and the Zen philosophy.