Koi Knives - Australian Wood meets Japanese Steel

The Perfect Gift

With wrapping as unique as the knife itself (we flick the paint so every wrapping is unique)

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The Kiritsuke Knife

The "K-Tip" All Purpose Knife

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The Gyuto is Back

The most popular knife, the Japanese Chefs Knife, is back!

Available until all are sold :)

The Serrated Knife

Bread, Tomato, Croissants?? This is your knife :)

What is currently in the shed?

The Bunka Knife

Loved by many, owned by few

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Koi Knives - A Fusion of Japanese blades & Australian Wood handles

Koi Knives (located in South Australia) crafts blades in the style of Japanese chef knives - using Japanese Damascus steel and Australian Wood Handles.

The lighter weight and slicing blade angles of the finest Japanese chef knives is united with Australian wooden handles like Shiraz and Almond crops of Mclaren Vale - an incredible region for food producers and consumers.

We are currently tinkering with classic knives such as Deba Knives, Sujihiki Knives and Nakiri Knives whilst also making some of more modern, common knives such the Gyuto Knives (chefs knife), Bunka Knives and even western classics like Petty Knives.

We hope this fusion results in some of the best Japanese knives you can find anywhere in Australia.

Japanese Knives meets Australian Handles

Every knife ever made is unique

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Koi Knives

Our Home - The Knife Shed

Our home is the shed where the work is done.

We humbly confess that Woodville North (about 11km North West of Adelaide) is not the most glamorous location in the city of Adelaide (at present) however it's the place where the work is done. It is here we designed and crafted our first batches of knives like Gyuto, Bunka, Nakiri and Kiritsuke blades.

South Australia is also a proud location with an economy relying largely on local food and farming - hence the need for knives to best deal with seasonal harvest.

The shed itself was acquired by Shannon's father who acquired this shed with a partner 4 decades ago. Whilst it may not be coated in glamour it is a central part of Adelaide where many of those working with steel reside and contains some of the best work and products produced.

Our wood is predominantly garnered on the other side of the city, in the area surrounding Mclaren Vale, 40km south of Adelaide. It is here we collect shiraz roots at the end of their time, almond burls and poplar wood. We are helping plants that are coming to the end to be re-incarnated into wooden knife handles.

Our store

15 Burwood Ave

Woodville North SA 5012

Tues/Thurs/Fri 9am - 1pm
Mon/Wed/Weekend - CLOSED


"You probably only need 3 knives ... that saId i have over 100" - jacques pepin, Grand french chef

Whether you are starting you knife collection or adding to the knife collection you have assembled - we hope we have what you need