Annoucements, Sales & Popups

Sharpening for a Cause: Help us Give to Local Food Banks!

Sharpening for a Cause: Help us Give to Local Food Banks!

by Nathan Gareau October 06, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments

At Knifewear, we sharpen thousands of kitchen knives throughout the year and give 50% of the proceeds to local charities. With so many Canadians in need this year, we’ve decided the status quo isn’t enough. We’ve stepped up our giving to 100% of the proceeds from knives sharpened between October...
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Knifewear Garage Sale is Back Again, November 16-22!

Knifewear Garage Sale is Back Again, November 16-22!

by Kevin Kent September 30, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

Click here to see what's going on sale! For those that know, the week-long Garage Sale is the most fun time to visit Knifewear.  Over the years the event has grown to be legendary amongst chefs and knife aficionados, as well as with everyday people who love a deal as...
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Small Makers Month at Knifewear

Small Makers Month at Knifewear

by Nathan Gareau August 01, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments

As the name implies, Small Makers Month some of the smaller-scale blacksmiths that we've met in Japan, who we absolutely love the work of. These are folks like Mazaki-san or Manaka-san who you'll often catch at our Garage Sales, but they don't make nearly enough knives for us to stock them...
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Knifewear Curbside Pickup and Sharpening

Knifewear Curbside Pickup and Sharpening

by Nathan Gareau June 05, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

All Knifewear stores offer curbside pickup for items stocked locally, and curbside sharpening services. Safety is our #1 concern, and we have a few measures in place to keep customers and staff safe. Masks are required by customers and staff at all times inside the store. We provide natural hydrating...
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Knifewear Stores are Open Canada-wide!

Knifewear Stores are Open Canada-wide!

by Kevin Kent June 02, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments

Our COVID-19 response is designed to reduce the risk of our staff contracting COVID-19 and to prevent further spread to the public in our shops. As we know, people can be infected with the virus for up to two weeks, and can be contagious without being symptomatic. We have worked...
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Knife Sharpening Classes Exclusively for Women, Trans and Non-Binary Folks

Knife Sharpening Classes Exclusively for Women, Trans and Non-Binary Folks

by Kylie Calderon March 03, 2020 3 min read 0 Comments

This past February 13th (Galentine’s Day), the Ottawa shop held its first women-, trans-, and nonbinary-only sharpening class. We had seen it done in other Knifewear cities and were eager to get the ball rolling on an inclusive class here as well. As two staff members who fall into these...
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POSTPONED - Knifewear Victoria Pop-up

POSTPONED - Knifewear Victoria Pop-up

by Mason Hastie February 11, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments

Victoria Public Market at the Hudson#6 - 1701 Douglas Street, Victoria May 22-2310:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  No onsite sharpening.  Victoria, we're coming for you! We'll be at the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson from May 22-23, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pop-up will feature new knives to be...
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POSTPONED - Knifewear Montreal pop-up

POSTPONED - Knifewear Montreal pop-up

by Mason Hastie February 11, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments

Sunday March 29, 2020 - 12 am. to 5 pm.Monday March 30, 2020 - 10 am. to 6 pm. Automne Boulangerie6500 Avenue Christophe-ColombMontréal, Québec, H2S 2G8No onsite sharpening.  It seems that the Ottawa crew just can’t get enough of  la belle province  and are returning to Montreal this spring with a truck-load of Japanese knives,...
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POSTPONED - Knifewear Toronto Pop-up

POSTPONED - Knifewear Toronto Pop-up

by Chris Lord February 11, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments

132 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON (Town Moto)April 18-20, 2020 Saturday April 18: 12pm - 7pm Sunday April 19: 12pm - 7pm Monday April 20: 12pm - 7pm No onsite sharpening.   We’re coming to cut up Hogtown again! We’ll have our usual assortment of new knives to be seen, tested and...
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February Masakage Sale: Masakage knives are 15% off!

February Masakage Sale: Masakage knives are 15% off!

by Mason Hastie January 15, 2020 3 min read 0 Comments

Your dream knife just became more affordable!  Knifewear holds one sale a year on our regular stock and this is it. For the month of February, while stocks last, all Masakage knives are 15% off. The Masakage sale is  happening at all locations, and knifewear.com.   Kevin Kent, owner of Knifewear and...
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We Sponsor Beehives with ABC Bees!

We Sponsor Beehives with ABC Bees!

by Nathan Gareau December 11, 2019 2 min read 0 Comments

Apiaries & Bees for Communities is a pioneer Canada-wide for beekeeping education and innovation. They are Alberta’s only educator of beginner, intermediate, and advanced beekeeping skills as well as  managing the provinces largest commercial Treatment-Free Apiary. ABC Bees leads the way in diversified, sustainable, and resilient apiary practices in Canada.  ...
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Knifewear is Coming to Kingston, ON!

Knifewear is Coming to Kingston, ON!

by Chris Lord May 23, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Olivea 39 Brock Street, Kingston, Ontario Canada K7L 1R7 Sunday, June 23, 12am-6pm & Monday, June 24, 10am-6pm   We’re coming Kingston for the first time! We’ll have our usual assortment of new knives to be seen, tested and taken home. In addition to our famous selection of knives, we will also...
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KNIFEWEAR’S “WORLD’S SHARPEST POP-UP” IS COMING TO CANMORE... TWICE!

KNIFEWEAR’S “WORLD’S SHARPEST POP-UP” IS COMING TO CANMORE... TWICE!

by Kasumi Perron April 10, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Canmore Mountain Market, Downtown Canmore - 902, 7th Avenue Thursday, June 6th, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday, September 19th, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm         Canmore, we're coming for you! We'll be at the Canmore Mountain Market on June 6th & September 19th, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The...
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Knifewear’s “World’s Sharpest Pop-up” is Coming to Saskatoon & Regina with Friends!

by Nathan Gareau February 06, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Saskatoon Saskatoon Co-op Liquor2010 8st east, SaskatoonSaturday May 25, 10:00am - 4:30pm Regina Wann Izakaya1950 Broad st, Regina Sunday May 26, 10:30am - 5:00pm For the first time ever, Knifewear is hitting the Canadian prairies with full-scale pop-ups! We’ll have our usual assortment of new knives to be seen, tested...
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Knifewear and the Centre for Autism Services of Alberta

Knifewear and the Centre for Autism Services of Alberta

by Leigh Johnson October 29, 2018 3 min read 0 Comments

Knifewear and Kent of Inglewood take pride in being involved in the communities we are a part of by working with local charities. Every time you have something sharpened with us, 50% of that money gets given back to a cause important to us. In Alberta, we support the Edmonton-based...
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The Knifenerd Guide to Japanese Knives Book Launch!

The Knifenerd Guide to Japanese Knives Book Launch!

by Kevin Kent October 11, 2018 1 min read 0 Comments

We are extremely proud to be bringing Knifewear owner and CEO, Kevin Kent's book, The Knifenerd Guide to Japanese Knives, to our customers. This is your invitation to come hang out with us, and Kevin of course, to celebrate the launch. In classic Knifewear fashion there will be beer and hotdogs,...
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Master Blacksmith Masashi Yamamoto in Vancouver

Master Blacksmith Masashi Yamamoto in Vancouver

by Naoto Fujimoto June 19, 2018 3 min read 0 Comments

On April 14 and 15, Sakura (Japanese for cherry blossom) Festival was held in Van Dusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver. We brought Masashi Yamamoto-san back for his third visit to Canada to showcase real Japanese craftsmanship. Last year we brought Masashi-san last year to  the Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa but...
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Master Blacksmith Bob Kramer is Visiting Vancouver!

Master Blacksmith Bob Kramer is Visiting Vancouver!

by Adam Zarycki May 02, 2018 2 min read 0 Comments

Knifewear Vancouver - 4215 Main Street May 15th2pm to 4pm - Sharpening Demo/Interview Filming 4pm to 6pm - Customer Q&A R.S.V.P. on Eventbrite We are thrilled to have Master Blacksmith Bob Kramer in the store for a sharpening demo/interview  with Knifewear owner Kevin Kent as well as a customer Q&A,...
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Master Blacksmith Masashi Yamamoto is Visiting Vancouver!

Master Blacksmith Masashi Yamamoto is Visiting Vancouver!

by Mason Hastie March 21, 2018 2 min read 0 Comments

  The details: Knifewear Vancouver4215 Main St from noon until 4pm on April 13th andBlacksmithing Demonstration at the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival VanDusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak St at 37th - April 14th and 15th between 10am - 6pm on Saturday, and 11am - 4pm on Sunday    Japanese knife...
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Rosewood Changing to Cherry

Rosewood Changing to Cherry

by Mason Hastie March 09, 2018 2 min read 0 Comments

  We are rolling out a new look for the Knifewear-exclusive Moritaka Ishime line. It now sports a new American cherry and pakkawood handle. The reason for the change is because the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has announced that the wood...
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Pie’lympics!

Pie’lympics!

by Mason Hastie February 26, 2018 3 min read 0 Comments

For no good reason we're doing a battle of the pies. We were inspired by recent online tournaments, the Winter Olympics, and the popularity of Kevin's dumb twitter polls in general. We were going to write a big introduction about why we are doing this, but it's all a front anyway. Really, it's...
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