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    Quote Originally Posted by aser View Post
    Well you're in Toronto right? I suggest you hit up stores to get a feel for knives. There are two in Toronto that cater to this level of nerdery. Knife on queen st focuses on more general release brands and Tosho will have Konosuke and Takeda, which are more in line w/ the taste of people here.

    Tosho doesn't have a physical store yet but will soon. You can visit their workspace to check out the knives in person, they have a new shipment in w/ a lot of Konosuke.

    Or if you want I have some knives you can take a look at.

    http://knifetoronto.com/

    http://www.toshoknifearts.com/

    I know Ivan at Tosho (great guy BTW) but who is running the KnifeToronto, anyone we know? I can't believe that one city has two high end knife stores - you lucky bastids!

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    May I add Knifewear in "I think" Calgary. Great people, very professional and courteous (which is 100% required if I purchase a knife) All the people I communicated with in Canada are some of the best! Is it the water or something?

    http://www.knifewear.com/knives-for-sale.asp

    Also on the same top notch level "if customer service & product knowledge is important to you"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    I know Ivan at Tosho (great guy BTW) but who is running the KnifeToronto, anyone we know? I can't believe that one city has two high end knife stores - you lucky bastids!
    Knife is run by another former cook in the city that has decided to get out of the "game" to have a more normal life, I reckon. I've only been to the shop once, it's a place for the home cook looking for an intro to J-knives. He used to work for Roger Mooking who owns restaurants in Toronto and has a cooking show called "Everyday Exotic".

    I know Ivan and Olivia (his partner) also, good peoples, very serious about their knives, def in line w/ the nerdery on here.

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    Knife Toronto is run by Eugene Ong. Cool guy. Small physical space, but enough goodies on display to ogle at I think dropping by here would be a good idea to get a sense for what you like.

    Never met the folks from Tosho, but they sound like they'd be good local folks to deal with as well.

    Oh, and for the OP, I'm around the Toronto area and also have a few items you could try out sometime. Maybe we could do a GTA gathering if there's enough of us around

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