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Knife Advice

How Not Screw Up Your Knife

Posted by Derek Swanson on 6th Jan 2021

Best Practices, taken directly from one of Japan's best knife-makers, Takayuki Shibata.Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. They are not dishwasher safe.Use a soft sponge to wash … read more

PANDEMIC OPERATIONS UPDATE

Posted by Derek Swanson on 18th May 2020

We’ve sent numerous updates about our efforts to serve customers during the emergency, but things have been so hectic we forgot about our little knife blog. We announced a temporary closure back in Ma … read more
Knife Shop Question of the Week: How Do I Keep My Knives Sharp?

Knife Shop Question of the Week: How Do I Keep My Knives Sharp?

Posted by Derek Swanson on 5th Apr 2019

“Don’t use them” is our sarcastic answer to one of the most frequent questions asked at our shop when customers pick up their professionally sharpened knives. But seriously, the key to keeping your kn … read more
​Top Things to Consider When Purchasing a New Chef Knife

​Top Things to Consider When Purchasing a New Chef Knife

Posted by Derek Swanson on 12th Feb 2019

 If you are shopping for a new chef knife, the options are practically unlimited these days. Here are some things you should consider when buying your next cooking knife, based upon the most comm … read more
Meet the Bladesmiths Event at District Cutlery

Meet the Bladesmiths Event at District Cutlery

Posted by Derek Swanson on 27th Aug 2018

Please join District Cutlery in welcoming four of Japan's premier knife makers to Washington DC on Friday, September 14 at 5pm at District Cutlery. The knives of Yu Kurosaki, Takayuki S … read more