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Boston-area knife store that carries Tojiro brand knives?

chefscotticus May 6, 2007 08:12 AM

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?

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    melodyrose RE: chefscotticus May 6, 2007 08:29 AM

    Have you tried Kitchen Etc. on Newbury Street?

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      Food4Thought RE: melodyrose May 6, 2007 08:52 AM

      Woops, that would be Kitchen Arts. I don't specifically recall seeing that brand there but a call couldn't hurt.
      Kitchen Arts. (617) 266-8701. 161 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116

    2. steinpilz RE: chefscotticus May 6, 2007 10:21 AM

      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.

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        DoubleMan RE: steinpilz May 7, 2007 06:21 AM

        Where exactly is the other Stoddard's? They have a store at the Chestnut Hill mall and they used to have one at Copley Place, but I think that one closed a while back--or did it move to another spot in the mall?

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          ChefJune RE: DoubleMan May 7, 2007 06:30 AM

          Right now there is no "other" Stoddards, only the one in Chestnut Hill. They are looking for a downtown location but so far have not found a good fit.

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        chefscotticus RE: chefscotticus May 6, 2007 05:04 PM

        [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,
        - Williams-Sonoma,
        - 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.)

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          ameria RE: chefscotticus May 6, 2007 09:26 PM

          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.

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