If you have high quality cutlery that you don’t use anymore you can inquire about a trade in for store credit. Come by the shop to have us take a look and offer a quote for store credit based on the current condition of the knife. Be prepared to leave the knife with us depending on the staff present. Please allow a few days to work on a quote for more rare/unique knives.
If you live far away, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a few detailed photos with the following information for most accurate initial quote:
We will take a look and give an estimate of the trade-in value. All remote quotes are subject to a final inspection upon arrival and we reserve the right to adjust the quote based on unforeseen condition. Include all original packaging if available.
Once quoted, send them to:
766 Valencia Street
San Francisco CA 94110
Please pack the knives well and we strongly suggest sending with shipping insurance coverage. We are not responsible for knives lost or damaged during shipment.
** We decline Shun, Miyabi, Global, Kamikoto and other widely available brands. Yanagi and Honyaki knives will be declined if bent even after initial quotation.
** Please know that we often cannot offer values seen on direct secondary markets.
** We are unable to perform in-store appraisals during weekend hours. You can drop them off to be evaluated the following week.
Bernal Cutlery’s Josh Donald offers appraisals of vintage and antique knives, both individual pieces and large collections, including for auction houses. Appraisals include history and current approximate value, are available by email only, and begin at $25/knife.
Please email email@example.com to arrange for an appraisal; make sure to include pictures of each knife, front and back, clearly showing makers mark if possible.