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Andersson & Copra

Andersson & Copra are Joel Andersson and Adisa Copra, a husband-and-wife team based in Gothenburg, Sweden.  They make their knives by hand and with great care, one piece at a time. This close presence in the process is their way of guaranteeing that you get a knife that’s at its best

Aogami (Blue)

Named for blue paper put on steel at Hitachi factory. Aogami (blue) steels are graded as Super, #1 and #2.. All made from same iron stock as Shirogami (white) steel, Aogami steels have high carbon (1.1-1.5%), .5% chromium for carbide formation and tungsten for edge life. Aogami Super has added...

Aogami 1

Named for blue paper put on steel at Hitachi factory. Aogami (blue) steels are graded as Super, #1 and #2.. All made from same iron stock as Shirogami (white) steel, Aogami steels have high carbon (1.1-1.5%), .5% chromium for carbide formation and tungsten for edge life. Aogami steels do not...

Aogami 2

Named for blue paper put on steel at Hitachi factory. Aogami (blue) steels are graded as Super, #1 and #2.. All made from same iron stock as Shirogami (white) steel, Aogami steels have high carbon (1.1-1.5%), .5% chromium for carbide formation and tungsten for edge life. Aogami Super has added...

Aogami Super

Named for blue paper put on steel at Hitachi factory. Aogami (blue) steels are graded as Super, #1 and #2.. All made from same iron stock as Shirogami (white) steel, Aogami steels have high carbon (1.1-1.5%), .5% chromium for carbide formation and tungsten for edge life. Typically, Aogami Super has...

Ashi Hamono

Ashi Hamono was established in 1948 in Sakai City Japan; a major center of traditional knife making.  Ashi makes knives utilizing a one piece of steel (rather than forge laminated 2/3 layer blade), called zenkou construction. Ashi’s Ginga line is famous for its thinness and precision, utilizing top quality carbon...

Bargain Bin

Assorted 2nd hand knives. Used, un-restored and priced according to condition and quality. These range from antique to recent production -- within the last 15 years.  Please know, online orders of bargain bin knives are chosen at random. Sharpening and restoration work is not included. We cannot accommodate special requests...

Bazes Blades

Bazes Blades is a one-man workshop with each blade being carefully forged and ground by hand by Alexander Bazes in upstate New York. Bazes recently relocated back to the United States after a decade in Japan, training with numerous smiths and sharpeners and developing his craft on his own in...

Chazeau Honoré

The Chazeau Honoré brand is made by Coutellerie Chazeau-Honore in the village of La Monnerie-le-Montel, in the Thiers region of France. They specialize in a variety of French style folding and table knives. Knives listed here as "sold out" are expected approx. within the next 3 months. You can find products expected...

Chef's Press

Chef's Press is "a weight adjustable tool that is vented to release moisture and allows food to cook 20-30% faster, yielding better results with greater ease. Whether you're a home cook or a professional chef" (thechefspress.com)  Made in Oakland by Chef Bruce Hill.

Cutting Boards

Hinoki wood is a dense and fragrant Japanese soft wood in the cedar family with very strong anti-microbial properties. It is used in Japan traditionally as a surface for cutting and for hot tubs. Hinoki is very easy on edges, especially on hard high carbon Japanese steels that can be...

Dao Vua

Hand forged carbon steel blades from Hanoi, Vietnam. Super thin and easy to sharpen with hardwood octagonal handles. All Dao Vua knives are sharpened before they leave the shop and also come with a First Free Sharpening Card. Please note, these can have cosmetic scratches or small imperfections in handles which...

Deba

Knives listed here as "sold out" are expected approx. within the next 3 months. You can find products expected outside of 3 months in the Waiting Room.

Dexter Russell

Founded in 1818, Harrington Cutlery Company merged with the John Russell Cutlery Company in 1834 forming Dexter-Russell; the largest and oldest U.S. knife maker still doing business today. All Dexter Russell knives are sharpened before they leave the shop and also come with a First Free Sharpening Card.

Eichenlaub

Since 1910, the Eichenlaub brand has represented the finest quality of forged table cutlery from Solingen, Germany. In 1998, the Robert Herder Company (Windmühlenmesser) bought the brand and has been meticulously producing them in their factory. From the forging to the final polishing procedures and finish work, there are 122 working steps that must...

FJ SG2

Semi-stainless SG2 core a nickle suminagashi cladding. Hand ground for a nice taper and convex hamaguri shape. This fine grind makes for smooth cutting and excellent food release with a long edge life and near stainless property. SG2 will hold a thinner edge for longer than most stainless steels, though if left wet...

FJ VG10

Hand ground VG10 mono steel with a nice taper and convex hamaguri grind. This fine grind makes for smooth cutting and excellent food release with a long edge life and excellent stainless property. VG10 can be more work to sharpen as they get sharpened down but that will take quite...

Fontenille Pataud

Fontenille Pataud is a small family business located in the beautiful Thiers, Auvergne region in France. Thiers is world famous for its manufacturing of knives and cutlery. They are well known for their Laguiole style knives, but other regional styles including the Vendetta (from Corsica), Yssingeaux, Saint-Bernard, and Basque knives....

For Kids

Getting kids started preparing food early will set them up for a healthy relationship with food in the future. These gifts are geared for kid's as their dexterity improves. Bring the family together in the kitchen, not just the table. (A bench scraper makes a great first "knife")

for Vintage Carbon

Softer, low alloy carbon steel blades need a coarser polish than harder higher carbon Japanese carbon steel to enhance durability and edge life. Like with all knives good edge geometry is crucial and coarse stones will help provide that shaping work. Keep in western carbon steel knives benefit from periodic...

Friedr. Herder

Friedr. Herder Abr Sohn company is the longest continually operating knife making operation in Solingen Germany. It’s famous Pikas spade logo was registered in 1727 although their place in Solingen’s blade making traces further back. Friedr Herder has kept many old patterns in carbon steel in production and offers a...

Futana S3

This factory forged series is relatively simply ground to keep them very affordable, especially compared to the higher end ginsanko knives. This treatment of ginsanko can be sharpened at a variety of finishes depending to the users taste but it does great in the 4-6K finish range from our tests.  Ginsanko...

Futana SB

Soft stainless clad aogami super carbon steel with matte polished migaki finish with a slightly convex grind on the face of the blade. This factory forged series is very affordable compared to the higher end aogami super knives with more hand work. This treatment of aogami super can be sharpened at a variety of finishes depending...

Ginsanko

Ginsanko (Gin3, Silver 3) is a stainless steel made by Hitachi and is an excellent stainless steel for forging and edge formation. A fine grained, high carbon content (1% + carbon) stainless steel with the cutting feel and ease of sharpening of a carbon steel. In the hands of a...

Gorobei Rikichi

Hand forged iron clad carbon steel with a right biased convex ‘hamaguri’ grind (more convexity on the right hand outside of blade) making for fine precise work with excellent food release. The iron cladding has a fine hazy finish surface which also aides in food release.  We have been very...

GR Series

Hand forged in Takefu Japan for Hitohira to their specifications. Aogami 2 core with suminagashi cladding forged and ground thin with a nice taper. A nice heat treatment  of the tungsten alloy offers both good edge life and easy sharpening.

Gyuto

Knives listed here as "sold out" are expected approx. within the next 3 months. You can find products expected outside of 3 months in the Waiting Room.

Helle

Helle knives was founded in 1932  by brothers Steinar and Sigmund Helle, whose father, Bernt, was the town blacksmith in Holmedal, Norway. The original workshop was run without electricity and the first knives were bicycled through the mountains of Norway to be sold in Oslo.  Helle knives are still made...

HG Series

Tsuchime hammer marked nickel / stainless suminagashi (damascus-like pattern) clad hard stainless core. A good combination of toughness and edge life on this series; the textured surface of the face of the blade makes for good food release.  Suminagashi only VG10 with magnolia (Ho) wood handle option when available.

Hiragana WS

Monosteel wa-petty made with thin ground AUS8 stainless steel and pakka composite wood octagonal Japanese handle. These cut smoothly with their thin convex blades which are unusual for a knife in this price range (most are flat sided) and the octagonal handle offers a nice secure grip. This is one...

Hults Bruk Axes

Hults Bruk has been making axe heads from hand-forged from Swedish axe steel since 1697. They use hand-ground steel that is struck and tempered to hold great edges -- even after being sharpened in! Every axe is made with a hickory handle and comes with protective leather sheath

Iisakki Jarvenpaa

Iisakki Jarvenpaa (1859-1929) began making knives in the late 1800’s and founded Iisakki Jarvenpaa Incorp. in 1904, which has maintained pace for over 100 years now,  continuing to make high quality knives with primarily Finnish materials (the only exception is the steel, which is produced in Germany) in their factory...

Imojiya Kuma

These factory forged knives made in Seki are a great value, high quality aogami 2 core with a moderate hardness (59/60 HRC) which allows for easy sharpening and good toughness, stainless cladding over the carbon steel makes for easy maintanace although care must be taken not to let them rust....

Imojiya OKD

Made from mono steel VG1 stainless with rosewood handle. These knives have all the merits of a classic stainless mono steel but with better edge formation and easier sharpening. An excellent cutting feel thanks to the fine, convex hamaguri grinds. Done at the workshop involved in the old Masakane production...

Imojiya TH VG10

Stainless suminagashi clad VG10 stainless steel available with a linen micarta western handle or a hybrid ergonomic handle. Nice finish grinding work with convex faced blades, polished spine and heels with an attentive finish to the handles. Smooth cutting with good edge life and a misty suminagashi cladding. Suminagashi means ‘floating...

J Adams

Made in Sheffield England along an old English pattern we were excited to find this style of knife still in production, especially with the old style carbon steel blade. Please note, these can have cosmetic scratches or small imperfections in handles which will not impede the performance of the knife....

Jikko

Jikko is a family business established in 1901 in Sakai City, Osaka and has cultivated extensive relationships with traditional craftsman in Sakai.  From basic to top shelf, Jikko maintains a high standard of quality control. Wonderful in house sharpening is done on all of their single bevel knives, and special...

Joseph Rodgers

Joseph Rodgers & Sons maintained a stellar reputation in the 1800’s as a top knife maker in Sheffield, England. They invested heavily in state of the art production facilities and became one of the the largest of the Sheffield firms by the end of the 19th century. Their rival brand...

K Sabatier

Since 1834, K Sabatier has been the dedicated brand of Sabatier Aine & Perrier, a family cutlery business started by Philippe Sabatier in the early 1800’s. The business has been passed down 8 generations, and has remained located in the hills of Thiers, France in the village of Bellevue. They...

Kaji-Bei

Kaji-Bei knives are forged and ground in a small workshop behind the smith's house in Sanjo Niigata. Bei-san specializes in smaller knives with a good portion of the makiri (fisherman's knives) used in Japan coming from his small workshop. Can't wait until the next shipment? Check out Tosa Tasayoshi.

KH Series

Monosteel Kanto style knives made with a finely finished proprietary stainless steel and imitation mahogony pakka composite wood western handle or magnolia wa-handle. This steel has an excellent blend of edge holding, sharpenability, edge formation, toughness and stainless properties. The handle work is very nice with a great fit and...

Kikuchiyo Manzo

Hand forged and ground in Sakai, the Kikuchiyo Manzo series knives from Hitohira represent excellent Sakai craftsmanship. These are characterized by a forging and heat treatment that offers an easy sharpening, good toughness and excellent edge life.  The flat, consistent grinds on the keriba bevel makes maintenance sharpening easier and bring a value to...

Kikuchiyo Ren

Hand forged in Sakai and ground by a young sharpener in Sakai. These knives come with an impressive lineage with the sharpener's grandfather being one of a few knife makers who pioneered the wide bevel grinding on double bevel knives.  The affordable price is to help support the sales of this...

Kikuchiyo Yohei

Hand forged in Sakai and ground and finished by Yohei. Super thin and light with a convex hamaguri grind finished with a hazy kasumi finish over the softer stainless cladding. The Kikuchiyo Yohei line of knives enlists top level forging and heat treatments making for an unusual ease of sharpening and...

Kikumori / Tanaka

Yoshikazu Tanaka’s top level forging and heat treatments make for an unusual ease of sharpening and superb edge life and toughness across all steel types he works with.  To show our appreciation for the time Tanaka-san spent with us discussing his work and technique on our Live YouTube event, we...

Kiyoshi Kato

Kiyoshi Kato works out of Hokuto City in Yamanashi Prefecture, he is a licensed sword maker who trained under his father and grandfather and has added kitchen knives to his small all hand worked production since the late 70s. 

Konosuke

Konosuke, a Sakai-based company, works with top skilled blacksmiths from all over Japan to create unique, top quality kitchen cutlery. Konosuke’s knives spare no attention to detail, from the heat treatment and grinds to the packaging. Their focus is on knives forged in their hometown of Sakai City, where the...

MAC Knife

From Seki City, MAC knives are made from rust-resistant chrome molybdenum vanadium high-carbon cutlery steel. Factory forged, the blades are hand-ground, assembled, and polished by craftsmen of Seki City. Hardened to 57-61 HRC, they hold a nice edge and are easy to sharpen.  These are a great introduction to Japanese...

Masakane

Masakane knives share a lineage of the first Japanese blacksmiths who traveled to the west to learn Western knife making techniques that inspired gyuto making during the Meiji era. These knives are no longer in production.

Masazumi

Hand ground knives made in Seki City, Japan. These knives represent the overlapping of small industrial production and skilled hand work that exemplifies our favorite knives out of Seki.

Mazaki

Hand forged and ground by Naoki Mazaki in Sanjo Niigata, Mazaki-san worked at Yoshikane Hamono for many years and now runs his own shop where he hand laminates and forges iron clad carbon steels and hand finishes his knives in house. Mazaki-san's work is really excellent, we are really happy to include his...

Mizuno Axes

These axes draw on the toolmaking lineage of heavily forested Niigata, hand made under the supervision of dentoukougeishi blacksmith Isao Mizuno. These are forged tool steel treated to offer both toughness and good edge formation.

Morakniv

The area of Mora, Sweden has been producing knives for over 400 years. Morakniv was started in 1891 by Frost-Erik Erson and has developed into a world recognized brand making affordable, high quality knives for wood-carving, bush-craft, and general utility and outdoor use.

Mutsumi Hinoura

Mutsumi Hinoura is a fourth generation blacksmith who has been training and working with his father, master smith Tsukasa Hinoura, since 2001, in Sanjo. His knives are similar, with good distal tapers and wide kiriba style bevels, and really wonderful heat treatments. They both have a lot of experience with...

Nakagawa

Satoshi Nakagawa is a talented blacksmith from Sakai who worked under Kenichi Shiraki at Shiraki Hamono for many years up until Shiraki-san's retirement at which point Shiraki Hamono became Nakagawa Hamono, a big seal of approval from one of Sakai's greats.  Nakagawa-san's knives are characterized by excellent heat control during...

Nakiri

Knives listed here as "sold out" are expected approx. within the next 3 months. You can find products expected outside of 3 months in the Waiting Room.

Nontron

Nontron knives are produced in the village of Nontron, France by Coutellerie Nontronnaise. They feature a rotating ferrule that dates back to the 1600's, which holds the blade in a locked position.  The Boxwood models feature patterns burned into the wood that make little 'flies,' although no one is quite...

Nordic Ware

Most well-known for introducing the Bundt Cake Pan to the US in 1946, this family-owned, Minneapolis based company still makes all of their products using manufacturing facilities and suppliers across the the U.S.

Oaktown Spice

Oaktown Spice Shop meticulously sources spices from around the world. They grind and mix all their spices and blends every week or two, making their products some of the freshest available. John Beaver and Erica Perez opened their Lake Merritt, Oakland shop in 2011 and have since opened a second...

Opinel

Created in 1890 in Savoie, France, Opinel folding knives are the favorite of every French household and one of the most recognizable pocket knives in the world.  The blades are stamped, heat treated, ground and polished to their unique profile and smooth cutting feel. The iconic ring lock provides safety...

Pallares

Pallares is the last surviving workshop in an area one-time famous (since the 1600’s) for its knife making workshops.  The third-generation run company founded by two brother in Solsona. Spain in 1917,  Pallares strives to use traditional, high-quality materials and have always been known for well tempered steel. Their knives...

Petty

Knives listed here as "sold out" are expected approx. within the next 3 months. You can find products expected outside of 3 months in the Waiting Room.

Pride Raffle

A $10 donation earns one ticket towards a chance to win one of the following knives. Click on the knife you would like to win and purchase a ticket for that knife. Multiple entries allowed.  Please note: Raffles for each knife will close at a different times:Blenheim Forge Gyuto - Friday, June 24th...

Proclamation Goods Co.

Proclamation Goods is designing modern, versatile essentials that empower conscious consumers to live their values at home.  The brand’s flagship product, the three-time award winning Proclamation Duo, is an endlessly versatile three-piece cookware set that allows home chefs to Cook More, With Less by offering maximum functionality without clutter.

R-2 Powder Steel

Powder metal steels such as the Japanese R2 (also called SG2) are high carbon high alloy content stainless steels that have been powdered into a very fine grain and sintered back together. This process allows for both easier sharpening (especially in finishing) and increased consistency in production. Powder metals are...

R. Chazeau

The R. Chazeau brand is made by Coutellerie Chazeau-Honore in the village of La Monnerie-le-Montel, in the Thiers region of France. They specialize in a variety of French style folding and table knives.

R. Murphy

Founded in 1850 by the brothers Robert and John Murphy, R. Murphy Co. makes high quality affordable kitchen cutlery and tools in Ayer, Mass (since moved to South Bridge, Mass). They are especially recognized for their shellfish shuckers.

Rancho Gordo

Steve Sando founded Rancho Gordo on the idea that saving our New World foods is a critical pursuit; passion for heirloom beans has made this business a huge success. Sando’s beans are sought after by famous chefs like Thomas Keller and he’s frequently profiled in publications such as Bon Appetit, Saveur, and the New...

ROMI Apothecary

Romina Takimoto was born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii and is an herbalist that specializes in topical medicines and natural-cosmetic formulation. Romina founded ROMI Apothecary in 2016 out of a desire to inspire others to connect with plants through thought-fully crafted, socially-conscious, and effective skincare. ROMI Apothecary skincare formulations reflect...

Sakai Kikumori

Sakai Kikumori was started in 1926 and draws on Sakai's 600 year history as the major center of traditional Japanese cutlery manufacturing. They work with a large variety of Sakai's best smiths, sharpeners and small factories to offer a wide variety of knives ranging from traditional materials and styles to...

Sayas | Sleeves

Wooden saya covers are best for carbon steel knives to allow for proper air circulation to prevent oxidation and corrosion during storage. Sayas will not fit on bolstered western knives. Plastic guards are best for stainless steel knives as they are felt lined to prevent damaging the finish, but can...

Seki Kanetsugu

Seki Kanetsugu have been making knives since 1918 in Seki city in Gifu prefecture. Knife making in Seki traces it’s history to katana making in the 1300’s. While making swords and kitchen knives are quite different, this concentration of skilled craftspeople led Seki to be an important center of knife...

Shirogami (White)

Named for the white colored paper put on billets of steel at the Hitachi factory. Shirogami (white) steels are graded as  #1, #2 and #3. #1 has the highest carbon content and #3 the lowest. Generally speaking, #1 will hold its edge longest but will be the most brittle, #3...

Shirogami 1

Named for the white colored paper put on billets of steel at the Hitachi factory. Shirogami (white) steels are graded as  #1, #2 and #3. #1 has the highest carbon content and #3 the lowest. Generally speaking, #1 will have the best edge formation and will hold its edge longest...

Shirogami 2

Named for the white colored paper put on billets of steel at the Hitachi factory. Shirogami (white) steels are graded as  #1, #2 and #3. #1 has the highest carbon content and #3 the lowest. #2 is the most commonly used Shirogami steel. Shirogami steel is a very fine grained...

SILPAT™

Silpat™ Perfect Baking Mats are a must-have for all bakers. The non-stick baking mat range is designed for every type of oven or baking tray. From savory to pastry baking, the original non-stick baking liner has stood the test of time and has been used by some of the most...

SLD

A semi-stainless steel from Hitachi. They use SKD 11 as a base and refine it for better edge life. SLD ranges from 12-13% chromium content leaving it right on the stainless / non-stainless boundary. It has excellent toughness and can be ground very thin without becoming chippy, making for a...