Founded by Ben Wintour and Pia Fontes in 2017, 

Steel Warriors looks to bring down the number of young people carrying knives in the UK.

We are melting down confiscated and surrendered knives and using the steel to build outdoor calisthenics parks to benefit local communities.

We want to provide young people with a free space that not only gets young people talking about knife crime, but gives them more confidence in their bodies to walk the streets unarmed.

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"The Steel Warriors gym raises awareness of knife crime whilst providing a safe, positive community space and an outlet for young people, helping to take knives off the streets and drive home the message that carrying one is more likely to ruin your life than save it.”   

(Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime)


We are taking careful steps to avoid building with knives that have been used in conflict. All knives used have been discounted as evidence and are set for destruction.