November 15, 2022 3 min read
I know that gift giving is not supposed to be competitive, but I still like to win. I love giving a gift that's super exciting to open and that the recipient will love and use for many years. A Japanese kitchen knife is a gift they will use daily, and have fond thoughts of you every time.
If you're giving a knife as a gift, you obviously want to give the coolest present ever. Ideally you want the recipient to squeal with delight after opening the box. They should be shouting “Holy bananas! This is the coolest thing I've ever seen!” while doing a victory lap around the room with the knife held high above their head—in a safe manner, of course.
We’ve helped loads of people find the best gifts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, Mother's Day and Father’s Day. Now Christmas is coming, and we can help.
All of the knives I suggest here have that “wow”-inducing look. They are easy to care for, are something you can use every day, and they all come with a care letter so the person receiving the gift will know the story of their knife. Don’t forget to put a coin in the box and get a blade guard for storage.
Here are some of our top selling gift knives of the year!
A perfect 'utility' knife, for those who make lots of smaller meals such as sandwiches and salads.
Great for people who love and deserve beautiful things. A real crowd-pleaser.
For anyone who love vegetables, this knife is a must! The flat edge makes super clean cuts, so veggie chopping becomes a breeze.
A perfect first Japanese knife for those who may be intimidated by a foray into super sharp knives.
Perfect for the BBQ king/queen/monarch or head turkey-carver. One of the sexiest slicers on the planet.
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.
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