Welcome to With Knives

Experience the finest in Japanese knife craftsmanship at WithKnives. 
Located in Ōtepoti, Dunedin, NZ we meticulously curate our collection by sourcing knives directly from artisan blacksmiths and renowned knife shops with generations of expertise. Whether you're a professional chef or a home cook, let us assist you in selecting your perfect kitchen companion. Contact us today to elevate your culinary journey.

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WITH KNIVES offers a range of accessories to keep you knives in great shape at home as well as Gift Cards for that hard to buy for person and an in-house repair and sharpening service to bring your beloved knives back to life with a personal touch.
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About With KNives

Welcome to WithKnives! Our mission is to provide you with the finest Japanese culinary knives, along with expert knife sharpening services and lessons. 

WithKnives is NZ owned and was established in 2020 by Blair Strong, a seasoned chef with over 23 years of experience working in high-end restaurants, on superyachts, and as a private chef. Blair has had a fascination with Japanese knives for decades and has honed his skills in sharpening and polishing knives over the years. 

WithKnives offers a wide range of hand-made Japanese knives from various blacksmiths, as well as cooking and sharpening equipment to meet all your kitchen needs. Our in-store knife sharpening services are performed on Japanese whetstones, ensuring that your knives are always at their best. 

I understand the importance of having the right tools in the kitchen, and I'm passionate about helping our customers achieve their culinary dreams. Whether you are a professional chef or a home cook, we invite you to visit us and discover the beauty and craftsmanship of Japanese knives.

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