What do we do you may ask?
First, we love what we do. Second, we don't do much.
Our focus is presently on 6 different blades and many, many unique handles. The knives you see are focused on different tasks so allow the holder to be more efficient and precise. This is the way Japanese evolved the evolution of knives.
Most western knives are knives built to do a bit of everything. The closest knife to this is the Gyoto (one of the more recent Japanese designs which is actually taken from western styles). All other knives are purpose built.
The Yanagiba knife is built for fish (one sided angle and long length which helps with skin removal and sushi crafting). The Nakiri is a knife made for vegetable cutting. The Honesuki is built for boning a bird or beast. The list goes on. We have a lot more detail in our blog.....
Frequently asked questions
Our store is located at 330 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park, South Australia 5034.
On-street parking is available on George Street.
Our store is open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm and 9:30am to 1:30pm on Saturdays.
We only sharpen kitchen knives.
Prices start at $20 each and all sharpening is done by hand using whetstones and have a two week turnaround.
But you won't be without a knife! We will give you one of our knives to try out while yours is being sharpened.
Please note: We cannot sharpen scissors, gardening tools, or lawnmower blades.
We always say 2 weeks. It may be quicker, it may take a little longer.
We sharpen based on the order in which they come in to us.
For example: There might be 2 knives ahead of yours, there may be 40.
It depends on the knife but we do offer repair and restoration services.
Bring the knife in Tuesday to Saturday and speak to our master sharpener Joao and we'll show you what we can do.
Damascus/Rainbow/Ninja Ranges: We use high carbon AUS10 67 layer Damascus Japanese steel from Aichi, Japan.
Bamboo Range: VG10 Japanese core Steel.
Big Red Range: The core of the blade is made using VG10 steel and its double-layer cladding starts at the spine with a sandblast finish.
Sabres/Steak Knives:14c28n Swedish steel.
Our wood handles are sourced from the length and breadth of Australia. We fossick for intriguing and symbolic woods for our handles, from using roots from vines in McLaren Vale to Gigee wood from the Simpson Desert.
If you're near our store in Adelaide pop in and the team will no doubt be working on something new out the back (it can be a very noisy place).
Each product will come in a range of colours.
If you're after a particular colour/set of colours, send us a email or put a note in with the order and we will contact you with what colours are available.
We can never guarantee we have all colours in stock - some are more popular than others.
We offer $9 flat-rate Shipping Australia-wide.
For all domestic orders, we ship on Tuesdays and Thursdays and use Australia Post where current delivery times are 2 to 5 days.
If you need your order quickly, give us a call, or put a note in with the order and we will upgrade to express at no additional cost.
We offer $29AUD flat-rate shipping for all regions (larger orders are rewarded by keeping the shipping cost fixed).
For overseas shipping, we use DHL or TNT, the two biggest transport companies in the world (The German's versus the Dutch). Delivery times tend to vary from a week to a month, however we do provide tracking information for clarity.
We sure do!
We use our own wrapping paper, so each gift is unique!
We sure can!
We do all our engraving at the shop, while you wait (it may take a little longer during busy times).
Send Sam an email and he'll be happy to help - firstname.lastname@example.org