Permanent Vancouver Location: 4215 Main Street open August 10.

Last Updated: August 05, 2016

To celebrate Knifewear Vancouver’s Grand Opening at 4215 Main Street they are bringing some of their most popular blacksmiths for demonstrations and a party. The photo above is of Yu Kurosaki creating what looks like a nakiri. He'll be one of our esteemed visitors. 


August 10: Grand Opening with Masakage Blacksmiths

10am-1pm Masakage Blacksmiths will be doing some demonstrations (sharpening, engraving, putting on handles)


  • Kurosaki san (maker of Masakage Shimo, Zero and Koishi lines)
  • Nomura san (maker of Masakage Zero line)
  • Kato san (maker of Hikari, Kiri, Koishi, Yuki lines)
  • Yamamoto san the top handle maker in Japan
  • Shibata san President of Masakage Knives and master knife sharpener


6pm-9pm join the blacksmiths for a beer and hotdog party


The men of Masakage Knives will also be bringing special edition versions of their usual knives. The white handled Masakage Zero knives are especially beautiful.


August 11 -16: Knifewear Garage Sale

Twice a  year Kevin Kent, Knifewear’s founder and exchef, travels to Japan to meet with blacksmiths, find new knife makers, source new knives, drink sake and sing karaoke. Their garage sales have become legend. The prices are great and you will find prototypes, knives from new blacksmiths, one-of-a-kind knives, blacksmith projects, lightly used sample knives, and unusual items. Chefs have been known to line up an hour early to get the best selection on the first day of the sale.


August 20: Meet the 27th Generation Master Blacksmith of Moritaka Hamono

9am-11am Tsunehiro Moritaka will be engraving customer knives.

Time to get your cherished Moritaka knife personalized, or an even better time to pick up the Moritaka Ishime that you’ve been eyeing up. To celebrate Moritaka-san’s visit, all of his knives are 10% off at all locations and online at until the end of August.


Knifewear Vancouver is pleased to announce their permanent location. They look forward to serving Vancouver’s chefs by bringing them the same high-quality Japanese knives and famous customer service that those in Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa have been enjoying for years. 



Blacksmith photography by Down North Photography


Mason Hastie

Mason Hastie


Mason's job is to make Knifewear and Kent of Inglewood look cool. Which is an easier job than it looks (don't tell Kevin) since both are much cooler than Mason. He enjoys owning knives that make him feel like a much better cook than he actually is, and looking at razors that make him wish he shaved more than once every five years.