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Jun 14, 2014 09:40 AM

Knifewear coming to the Coast in July 2014

Thanks to a tip from Calgary CH miss foodie, I will be checking out the Knifewear road trip stop in Vancouver

Knifewear in Vancouver
July 22 - July 27
opening party July 27
11am-7pm daily
at Chinatown Experiment
434 Columbia Street

Here's the dates for Victoria for you Islanders:

July 30- August 3
opening party July 30
11am-7pm daily
Fernwood Coffee Roasters
5-1115 North Park Street

And their URL if you want to learn more about this nifty biz, which started in Calgary but has since expanded to Ottawa and Kelowna:

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  1. Cool. Never heard of 'em.

    Shouldn't it be "Knifeware" ?

    1. Cool stuff!

      Love that store's goods especially their own line- would that I could afford some.

      1. Good on Kevin for taking his little niche knife business past the home base!
        Great selection of knives and very nicely displayed in Calgary where I also took a private sharpening class.

        Now if he could hopefully leverage his increased buying power to get better pricing.....

        1. Bumping this as I just found out the opening party hours (next Tuesday for Vancouver, the following Wednesday for Victoria) are 6-9. All the gear will be available for viewing and purchase, woot! Here's the linkage for free tix in case anyone's interested:

          Vancouver RSVP:

          Victoria RSVP:

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              1. re: kinnickinnik

                Oh drat - can't get away from work. Will see what's left on Friday (want to get a Japanese Veggie knife).

                1. re: kinnickinnik

                  Which one? Maybe they'll hold it for you...

                  1. re: grayelf

                    Good suggestion. I'm after a veggie (nakiri) knife but undecided beyond that (other than budget). Might try and get there tomorrow if they're open late enough.

                    1. re: kinnickinnik

                      I'm guessing they have a bunch of stock. There are some really lovely nakiris there... some from their Masakage lines and then some beauts from Yoshikane and Takeda. There's also a chinese style cleaver from Moritaka that is incredibly awesome. Like a mega-nakiri!

                      I avoided spending all my money on new knives and instead bought 4 sharpening stones instead... thank goodness next month has three pay periods!

                1. re: grayelf

                  I'll be going. Probably check out the ramen place in tinseltown after. Need to replace my lost/stolen knifes.

                  1. re: betterthanbourdain

                    Argh, sorry to hear about the knives, but this deffo looks like a good chance to get new ones. Good idea on Taishoken. Or maybe the new Durbach eatery in the old Wild Rice spot...really want to try his version of a patty melt!

                2. Knifewear is back for what's become their annual popup at 434 Columbia in Chinatown. There with the usual mouthwatering selection of J knives until Aug.2
                  Missed out on the screening of a cool knifemaking doc last night.

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                  1. re: eatrustic

                    What are their hours? I'll have to let my Vancouverite friends know.