Town Cutler (new knife shop by a former cook in the TenderNob), SF
Read in 7x7 magazine about Town Cutler in Galen Garretson's new TenderNob knife shop. He has Japanese knives like 27-centimeter Kikuichi for $440, one of his favorites: a $210 Zanmai chef's knife w/ a handle of Pakkawood. Other knives can go up to $900 made of Damascus steel. There's also a quirky vintage carving knife w/ a deer's foot for a handle!
1005 Bush St (at Jones), SF