Boston-area knife store that carries Tojiro brand knives?
I'm considering purchasing a Tojiro-DP Gyutou (see it at http://www.korin.com/product.php?pid=...), but want to handle it before I purchase (online, or elsewhere). Are there any knive shops or kitchen/restaurant supply stores that carry this brand in the Boston area?
I don't much like Kitchen Arts as they butchered one of my Global knives when they 'sharpened' it.
Stoddard's is the other fine cutlery store in the Boston area, they have stores on Huntington Ave and in Chestnut Hill.
There's also a kinfe store by Quincy Market which might be worth calling.
[UPDATE:] So fare, I've had *NO* luck finding Torijo's at:
- Stoddard's (although they did say they could teach me to sharpen it if I brought it in),
- Sur La Table,
- Crate & Barrel (who, I just learned, do let you return a new knife if it's only minimally used if you're not happy with it.)
a few years ago there was a guy who retails japanese hand tools (runs a japanese carpentry school somewhere outside of boston) at the cambridge multicultural arts festival. he might know (and perhaps sell) something about japanese knives.