For those of you that may not know what our Garage Sales are all about, here's the deal. We go to Japan and visit knifemakers. We visit ones we normally carry, and buy up stock we don't normally bring in, and we visit knifemakers we DON'T normally carry and ask them what they have that is impressive. THEN, we bring it all back to you, our favourite customer to gawk and drool over. (And for us to gawk and drool over also, tbh.)
This Garage Sale is looking especially great, with hand forged Damascus kitchen knives, higo knives and axes, all from one of the best blacksmiths in the world, Kageura-san. This blacksmith is the real deal. He is one of the best we've worked with, so we are especially excited to have these hard to find items in the shop. He doesn't have an apprentice or employee, so when he retires, his skills will go with him. He's getting up there now and more interested in fishing. The time to get his knives is now.
We also have some hand made knives from Tojiro, made by both Tomo-san, the master blacksmith, as well as by Sayaka-san who, by all reports is the only female blacksmith apprentice in Japan. Very, very cool. Speaking of Tojiro, we'll also be running a sale on their rugged and sexy Flash line.
Other fun items: sake sets, Takamura VG10 knives, knives by the son of legendary blacksmith Keijiro Doi, and of course the usual assortment or rando stuff we found in our travels.
This is also the second online Garage Sale! We have a few knives on our website already, but you'll have to wait until November 7th to purchase. You'll want to check that page every couple days, we'll be adding stock to it as it arrives.
Watch our Instagram and Twitter accounts for #knifewearGS posts to see what else we have in store!
In-store the sale starts when we open at 10:00 a.m.November 7 at all locations except Calgary Farmer's Market. If you are not in a city that has one of our stores, (Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Vancouver) then you can shop online. The online sale goes live at 10:00 a.m. Calgary (MDT) time. Use this handy tool to find out when that is in your timezone. http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
Offcuts 2017 Calendars Have Arrived!
Keeping the momentum up after last year’s wildly successful first calendar, Offcuts 2017, Calgary’s finest stripped-down charity calendar, is officially off the presses and ready for purchase.
Once again the irreverent 12-month calendar is a celebration of Calgary’s restaurant and food scene, and also twelve of the fellas that infuse that scene with their winning personalities. They bravely let the clothes fall to show that they are more than just pretty faces. They also have big hearts that aren’t too proud to bare it all for a good cause.
Phil and Sebastian Coffee Roasters are great friends of ours. So when they asked us to put on a meal for their guest chef series we said, "You KNOW we don't do this for a living anymore, right?" But they thought it was a good idea, and so here we are. Kevin, Mike and Nathan will be preparing a From the Wild inspired meal and a superb cocktail in true Kent of Inglewood fashion. Here's the menu:
Bison Prairie Stew $8 Perogies with potato, cheese, onions and rye berries $8 Saskatoon Apple Crumble with pouring cream $6
Cocktail: The Railroad Spike $8 (Alberta Dark Horse rye, lemon peel, dry vermouth, Crème de cassis)
No reservations or tickets required. If you're in Calgary on Monday, October 24, from 6pm (until we run out of food) come down to Phil and Sebastian in Mission, 2207 4th Street SW, and get fed!
From the Wild
If you were subscribed to our list last month, then you already know about the pop up we're opening in Kent of Inglewood Edmonton the first week of November. Our next mailout for this store will be on it's OWN mailing list. Please sign up for it if you'd like to know more. The From the Wild pop-up will be devoted to the finding, securing and cooking of food in the great Canadian wilderness. The goods have been coming in and the store is coming together. We're so excited about this new store that we thought we'd give a bit of a teaser so you can share in it. So, here's an incomplete list of From the Wild suppliers:
Len Thompson lures (including special edition FtW lures!) Shimano reels Woolpower Östersund long underwear Trangia camp stoves Sangudo jerky and landjaeger Frost River packs Yu Kurosaki knives Lodge pans
...and for the first time ever, season one of From the Wild, the online show by Kevin Kossowan and inspiration for the shop will be available on DVD!