Annoucements, Sales & Popups

Sharp Knives Rock Ep. 4: Small Makers Month

Sharp Knives Rock Ep. 4: Small Makers Month

by Nathan Gareau July 05, 2021 1 min read 0 Comments

If you haven't heard, we've got a new show on Knifewear Youtube: Sharp Knives Rock! Sharp Knives Rock Episode 3 airs Monday July 12, at 3pm MST!   Episode 3: Small Makers Month This month's episode is all about the amazing folks who make our knives. We'll be teasing an exclusive interview...
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Win a Handmade Japanese Knife from Nigara Hamono!

Win a Handmade Japanese Knife from Nigara Hamono!

by Nathan Gareau July 05, 2021 1 min read 0 Comments

Win a stunning R2 Damascus santoku from Nigara Hamono, valued at $550 CAD!We're giving this knife away to kick off Small Makers Month, the time of year when we celebrate our favourite Japanese knife makers who work on a smaller scale. To enter, catch Ep. 4 of Sharp Knives Rock,...
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Small Makers Month at Knifewear

Small Makers Month at Knifewear

by Nathan Gareau June 28, 2021 1 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 Nigara Hamono and Hado Sakaiwho you'll often catch at our Garage Sales, but they don't make nearly enough knives for us to stock them 100%...
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A New Challenger: Fujimoto Kurouchi-Forged!

A New Challenger: Fujimoto Kurouchi-Forged!

by Nathan Gareau June 10, 2021 2 min read 0 Comments

Fujimoto Knives is a favourite brand at Knifewear. Their knives are made by a team of expert craftspeople, each one a specialist in their own field, creating stunning blades at a super reasonable price. We are proud to launch the newest addition to the Fujimoto series: the Fujimoto Kurouchi-Forged. The...
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Knifewear Garage Sale is Back Again, May 17-24!

Knifewear Garage Sale is Back Again, May 17-24!

by Kevin Kent April 26, 2021 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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Free Knife Sharpening for Chefs at Knifewear!

Free Knife Sharpening for Chefs at Knifewear!

by Nathan Gareau April 22, 2021 1 min read 0 Comments

Working as a chef or cook has never been an easy life. Long hours, low wages, and constant physical strain. Those who stick with this trade do so because they have a passion for it, a love of cooking for the masses. Because of the constant restaurant shutdowns over the...
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Fresh Pacific Natural Sharpening Stones: Every Sharpening Nerd's Dream

Fresh Pacific Natural Sharpening Stones: Every Sharpening Nerd's Dream

by Owen Whitinger March 31, 2021 2 min read 0 Comments

Early each morning, Francis Liew ventures forth onto Jericho beach in Vancouver, BC, the ocean’s bounty calling him forth into the briny deep waters of the Pacific Ocean. Unlike the equally noble fishmonger, Francis’ quest is that of a far more “unconventional” nature. While fresh salmon and spot prawns are...
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Can You Feed Yourself on $24 a Week? We're Gonna Try.

Can You Feed Yourself on $24 a Week? We're Gonna Try.

by Kevin Kent January 22, 2021 2 min read 0 Comments

Operation Come Home has been working for 50 years to prevent at-risk homeless youth in Ottawa from becoming homeless adults. At Knifewear, we've supported them for over six years through donations and special events, including giving half of our annual sharpening proceeds from the Ottawa store.  Our Ottawa store manager, Lordy, is...
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Bad Habits that Dull Your Kitchen Knives

Bad Habits that Dull Your Kitchen Knives

by Chris Lord January 14, 2021 3 min read 0 Comments

A sharp knife only stays sharp as long as you take care of it. It makes all the difference in the world when you use your honing rod, use the right cutting board, and store your knives properly. Even an otherworldly sharp knife like a Fujiwara Denka will get dull...
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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 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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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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