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Master Blacksmith Masashi Yamamoto is Visiting Canada!

June 16, 2017

ALL OF JULY: All Masashi knife lines are 10% off July 14 & 15: Forging demonstration and pop-up store at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden in LethbridgeJuly 17: Engraving at the Calgary shop (1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.)July 19: Engraving at the Edmonton shop (1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.)July 22: Engraving at...

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The low down on single bevel knife sharpening

June 07, 2017

When you are sharpening single bevel knives like Yanagiba, Deba, and Usuba, there are definite right ways and definite wrong ways of doing it. If you sharpen single bevel knives the wrong way, not only will the knife not get as sharp as it should, but you can also ruin...

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It's Time for a Hotdog and Beer Party!

May 24, 2017

June 14, 7p.m. to 9 p.m. at all Knifewear locations  Beer? Check. Hotdogs? Check. Killer tunes and bad-ass knives? Check, check! We're gonna crank it to 11 and get summer off to a proper start. We appreciate all of the support you've given us and want to say "Thanks!" the...

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Springhammer: Watch it free!

May 09, 2017

  SPRINGHAMMER is a documentary about Japanese blacksmiths who dedicate their lives to making culinary knives [it's also the actual mechanical tool used by the blacksmiths]. At the end of WWII, Japan was faced with a burdensome repurposing of many industries, and with military swords no longer in demand despite...

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