Last Orders for Christmas Delivery: UK Royal Mail 48: please order by midday, Tuesday 19th December. UK DPD Next Day: please order by midday, Thursday 21st for next day delivery. Outside UK: Sorry, we can no longer guarantee delivery before Christmas

Ladder Orders: Ladder orders placed now may not be delivered until the New Year.

Office Hours. We close at 5pm on Thursday 21st December, and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January.

Thank you for your support this year - we hope you have a very good Christmas and an excellent New Year. 

Knife Care

Handle Japanese knives carefully - the steel is brittle. Don't cut bones, don't use on hard surfaces, don't chuck them about and don't put them in the dishwasher. Handle them like you handle your wine glasses and you'll be fine.

- hand wash
- avoid soaking for too long - especially the traditional style knives, as it expands the wooden handles
- dry throroughly
- store individually
- wipe over with Camellia Oil if not using regularly
- sharpen every two weeks or so of regular use
- use Shapton Whetstones for a perfect finish. #1500 or #2000 is perfect for regular sharpening, with finer grits for more honing and polishing. We use #2000, #4000 and go up to #8000 when we feel like it.

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