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Knifewear Garage Sale is Back, May 15-22

April 17, 2023 1 min read

Knifewear Garage Sale is Back, May 15-22

The week-long Garage Sale is the most exciting time of the year to visit Knifewear! Every year, we visit out friends in Japan to find the hottest new knives and the best deals they have to offer. The event has grown to be legendary amongst chefs and knife aficionados, as well as with everyday people who love a deal as much as they love to cook. Folks line up first thing on Monday in anticipation of the knives we get, and while the action mostly happens on Monday, there are great deals to be had all week.

The sale runs from Monday, May 15, 8am MST online and 10am local in-store to Monday, May 22 at the end of the day.

If you are shopping online or just want a preview of what's to come, you can ask questions and see knives up close by tuning into our live previews on YouTube:

Monday May 8: Sneak Peek Video

Friday May 12, 2pm MT: Unboxing & Q&A

Monday May 15, 8am - 2pm MT: Marathon Livestream

Thursday May 18, 2pm MT: Late Arrivals & Wrap Up

Subscribe on YouTube so you don't miss it! We also have weekly videos on knives, sharpening, food, & more!

As always, we'll have our usual selection of:

  • One of a kind blades
  • New knife lines
  • Great gifts
  • Smokin' deals
  • Japanese cookware, and more!

   Kevin Kent
Kevin Kent

Knifewear owner and president Kevin Kent’s fascination with handcrafted Japanese knives began while he was working as sous-chef for the legendary chef Fergus Henderson at St. John restaurant in London, England. Back in Canada in 2007 he began selling them out of a backpack from the back of his bicycle, while working as a chef in Calgary. He considers his chef years as the best education for being an entrepreneur. Being a chef takes long hours, involves hard work, both mentally and physically, and chefs must be able to put out fires, both literal and figurative, with extreme competence. Today, Kent is still just as obsessed with Japanese knives as the day he first held one. A couple times a year, he travels to Japan to meet with his blacksmith friends and drinks far too much sake. Each visit he learns more about the ancient art of knife-making. Through this obsession Knifewear has expanded to include five Knifewear stores in Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Edmonton. Plans are also underway to open a store in Kyoto, Japan. He refuses to confess how many Japanese knives he owns … but he admits the number is rather high. Follow Kevin on Twitter at @knifenerd and find out more about the stores at, and if you meet him in person, ask him to tell you his Lou Reed story.