Ottawa : Ten things I learned about sharp knives at Knifewear (Or, how I learned to love the burr)

Last Updated: March 03, 2016

If you haven’t been to funky Glebe blade boutique Knifewear yet, a bit of background: opened in 2012, it’s part of a small Canadian chain that sells high-end, mostly Japanese-made culinary knives. A go-to place for chefs and devoted cooks, it’s an ode to all things sharp. (Mostly knives, but in the back you’ll find razors and axes from sister brand Kent of Inglewood.)

Most importantly, it’s staffed by knife aficionados like Chris Lord and Nicolas Videto, who can talk passionately (for hours) about blade style, sharpening tools and techniques, and the craftsmanship that goes into each knife.

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Kevin Kent

Kevin Kent