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  • Knives,
  • Japanese,
  • Culinary,
  • Cooking,
  • Sharpening,
  • #shoplocalonline,

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  • English,
  • Japanese,
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1316 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3
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Meet the owner

If you call Kevin Kent a knife nerd, he won’t mind. In fact, that’s his Twitter handle (@knifenerd), particularly appropriate since Kevin owns Knifewear, a purveyor of Japanese knives.

Kevin’s path to the world of knifery happened via the culinary route. After apprenticing as a chef at SAIT Polytechnic, he worked in Calgary’s restaurant industry, then he took a trip to the Middle East where he ran out of vacation money. Shortly thereafter, however, he secured a position as a sous chef in London’s prestigious St. John Restaurant, which specializes in nose-to-tail dining, serving cuisine that utilizes every part of the animal from non-traditional meat cuts to internal organs and bone marrow.

It was there that Kevin was introduced to the Japanese knife. “The knife was so much better than anything else I had ever used,” Kevin recalls, adding a Japanese knife is sharper – and stays sharper longer – than its counterparts.

And that’s how his journey into the world of Japanese knives began, a journey that takes him to Japan a couple of times a year and resulted in him opening the first Knifewear location in Calgary’s Inglewood district in 2008.

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    Keven is so Sharp!

    Knife wears in Inglewood is one of the busiest stores in Inglewood. if you are in need of a 'real good' knife, need yours sharpened or just need to no the proper way to cut vegetables, knife wears is the place to go. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. There is even a train station set up for the little ones to play with so that parents can view the knives. You don't need to be a chief to own a good knife but you'll sure feel like one when you do...

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