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Recent Articles, guides and News

Wild West - A Poem About Truth & Reconciliation by Cobra Collins

Wild West - A Poem About Truth & Reconciliation by Cobra Collins

by Kevin Kent 3 min read

We take comfort as smoke curls up towards the skyA campfire sermon on a summer night.A constellation cookout of kindness and burnt coals.Hotdog buns folded like hands in prayer.Toast to our marshmallow memories,we peel back our golden layersand share soft stories of grace, grief and hope.We make sure to set...
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Raising Money for Water First

Raising Money for Water First

by Ellie Pickett 1 min read

Orange Shirt Day: All Sharpening Proceeds Sept 26 to Oct 2 Donated In recognition of Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada on September 30th, all sharpening proceeds from September 26 to October 2 will be donated to Water First. Their work helps address water challenges in...
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The Ultimate Cutting Board Comparison Guide - Home & Professional Use

The Ultimate Cutting Board Comparison Guide - Home & Professional Use

by Nathan Gareau 4 min read

We often compare Japanese knives to luxury cars, and the comparison is an obvious one: they’re high performance, super pretty, and crafted with a lot of love. But just as you wouldn’t drive your Ferrari through the mud, you don’t want to cut on the wrong surface with your Japanese...
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Why Are Japanese Knives Always Sold Out? (And How to Get Rare Japanese Knives)

Why Are Japanese Knives Always Sold Out? (And How to Get Rare Japanese Knives)

by Meghan Bain 4 min read

We often get asked: “when is that knife coming back?” and it’s tricky to answer sometimes! We’re lucky enough to have four stores across Canada and a warehouse full of treasures. So, if that perfect knife you have your heart set on is in one of those places, we can...
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Knife Knowledge 101 ➤

$100 knife v.s. $1000 knife: What's the Difference?

$100 knife v.s. $1000 knife: What's the Difference?

by Alex Dufort 7 min read

One of the questions we get most often in the store is, “which is the most expensive knife around?” There’s...
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How to Use a Chinese Cleaver (Guide to the Illustrious Chuka Bocho)

How to Use a Chinese Cleaver (Guide to the Illustrious Chuka Bocho)

by Colin McGuire 4 min read

I Like Big Knives, and I Cannot Lie: Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Japanese-made, Chinese-style Chef’s...
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The Chuka Bocho: A Surprising Option for Best Chef Knife in the Kitchen

The Chuka Bocho: A Surprising Option for Best Chef Knife in the Kitchen

by Colin McGuire 5 min read

Or: It’s Hip to Be Square. Chinese-style Cleavers Are Versatile, Multipurpose Knives for Every Chef and Homecook People tend to...
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How to Store Your Japanese Kitchen Knives Safely

How to Store Your Japanese Kitchen Knives Safely

by Meghan Bain 3 min read

When talking about knife care, I always make a point of asking how someone stores their knives. It often doesn’t...
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Knife Sharpening ➤

How to Sharpen Carbon Steel Knives v.s. Stainless Steel Knives

How to Sharpen Carbon Steel Knives v.s. Stainless Steel Knives

by Owen Whitinger 6 min read

Metallurgy is challenging and complex, and boring, and I don’t understand it. Furthermore, much like what an NFT is, I...
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Honing Your Knife v.s. Sharpening Your Knife

Honing Your Knife v.s. Sharpening Your Knife

by Owen Whitinger 3 min read

We’ve been pretty consistent about how we feel about sharp knives  — they’re fantastic. They’re easy and safe to use;...
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How to choose a knife and other guides ➤

Why Are Japanese Knives Always Sold Out? (And How to Get Rare Japanese Knives)

Why Are Japanese Knives Always Sold Out? (And How to Get Rare Japanese Knives)

by Meghan Bain 4 min read

We often get asked: “when is that knife coming back?” and it’s tricky to answer sometimes! We’re lucky enough to...
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The 10 MUST-HAVE  Kitchen Essentials For Your New Apartment

The 10 MUST-HAVE Kitchen Essentials For Your New Apartment

by Skye Lizotte 7 min read

I’ve had to stock a new kitchen a couple of times in my life. There’s more than one reason to...
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Fujimoto Knives, the Future of Japanese Knife Making

Fujimoto Knives, the Future of Japanese Knife Making

by Nathan Gareau 4 min read

Fujimoto knives are the future of Japanese knife making, due to the efficiency and modern approach used by their makers....
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Knifewear's Top 8 Santokus

Knifewear's Top 8 Santokus

by Nathan Gareau 4 min read

The first thing I was taught at culinary school was that the biggest knife is the best knife. Old-school, tough-as...
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Blacksmiths, Japan and more ➤

Mutsumi Hinoura-san, the Promising Son of Knife-Making Legend Tsukasa Hinoura-san

Mutsumi Hinoura-san, the Promising Son of Knife-Making Legend Tsukasa Hinoura-san

by Nathan Gareau 2 min read

The Hinoura name is well known in the world of Japanese knives, and they enjoy a considerable reputation in Echigo...
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Yukihiro Sakai: Ultra-traditional Japanese Knives from a Young Blacksmith

Yukihiro Sakai: Ultra-traditional Japanese Knives from a Young Blacksmith

by Naoto Fujimoto 2 min read

In ancient Japan, the Island now known as Kyushu was governed by a nation called Kumaso, who opposed being ruled...
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Tsukasa Suzuki, Unconventional Kitchen Knives from a Master Sickle-maker

Tsukasa Suzuki, Unconventional Kitchen Knives from a Master Sickle-maker

by Naoto Fujimoto 3 min read

Yamagata Prefecture is located along the coast of the Sea of Japan in the Tohoku region. Yamagata is famous for...
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Crowbars to Kitchen Knives? Stunning Blades from Toshihiro Wakui

Crowbars to Kitchen Knives? Stunning Blades from Toshihiro Wakui

by Naoto Fujimoto 4 min read

The region of Tsubame-Sanjo, in Niigata, is renowned for its metalworking industry: stainless cutlery, pots and pans, kitchen knives, carpentry...
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