Calgary's connection to high-quality Japanese knives and cutting-edge education
Member Since 2018
Employees 7
Locations 1
Local Suppliers 4%
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1316 9th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0T3
(403) 514-0577
  • Best Kitchenware Store -- Best of Calgary 2018
  • Business in Calgary Leader Award 2016
  • Profit 500 Fastest Growing Business in Canada 2016
Environmental Initiatives
  • Recycling
  • Composting
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Product design
  • Home office
  • Staff commuting
  • Bike service
  • Garden
  • Electric bike delivery
Commitment to Employees
  • Benefit package
  • Staff discount
  • Recognition program
  • Awareness and measurement of accident-free days
  • Education reimbursement
  • Professional development, mentorship and training
  • Team building
  • Profit sharing
  • Health spending account
  • Paid sick leave
  • Bonus program
  • Extended leave (long-term staff)


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Knifewear founder Kevin Kent believes that buying a new knife should be the best day of the year.

A one-stop knife shop, Knifewear touts Japanese knives for their craftsmanship and effectiveness. The stores also offer sharpening tools and chef supplies, in addition to classes on how to cut and sharpen properly.

Knifewear is steadfast in its commitment to supporting those in need both here and in Japan. When Japan was struck with a devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011, the Knifewear team decided to donate all proceeds from their sharpening fees to Red Cross for a month – which became three months, then the rest of the year. Eventually, this evolved into donating half of the sharpening fees to different charities year-round.