Japanese chef knives and knife sharpening shop in Auckland

We are excited to announce an expansion of our operations with a physical shop dedicated to traditional handmade Japanese chef knives, knife sharpening service, sharpening stones and accessories. This store will be a unique addition to the Auckland kitchenware scene and will complement our existing knife sharpening services.

Knife sharpening by hand - Artisan Knives

In our first 12 months we have focused on promoting, to New Zealand consumers, the benefits of handmade Japanese chef knives and the value of using professional knife sharpening services.

Our online shop offers a range of quality Japanese Chef Knives, sharpening stones and other knife accessories in addition to our New Zealand wide knife sharpening services. We have also enjoyed sharing our expert knowledge on both traditional Japanese knives and the value of quality knife sharpening.

Our physical store will allow you to make a more informed choice of knife or sharpening stone by giving you the opportunity to; see, feel, touch, test and ask lots of questions about the knives.

Although I provide the 5 steps guide on how to choose a knife, personal advice can be invaluable when choosing a quality chef knife. I have  carefully chosen the range of Japanese chef knives that we offer to ensure that we provide a mix of; top quality knives, price ranges, functions and steel types.

You tell me what your knife or accessory needs are and I will provide you with a range of Japanese knife options that will do the best job.

Masakage Yuki Detail - Artisan Knives

All of our Handmade Japanese chef knives will be on display. In our showroom you can find Masakage knives in the Yuki, Koishi and Kumo series.

We will have Takamura R2 Migaki knives and Takamura Chromax knives.


The Yu kurosaki range will be expanded and were happy to introduce Terayusu Fujiwara knives!

Futhermore we have Carbon steel Buho Murata knives, Takumi Ikeda knives and Traditional Single bevel knives from Hideo Kitaoka.

Note that we have a full selection of sharpening stones and Sharpening Accessories such as Idahone ceramic rods.

Demonstration knives will be available for our most popular knives. Take them for a test run!

Follow us on Facebook or send us an email and we will keep you informed of our opening date.

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  • David October 18, 2016   Reply →

    Where about are you located in Auckland

    • Tom Belien October 20, 2016   Reply →

      hi David,

      Showroom is located at 33 Inglewood street Glen Innes.

      Kind Regards



  • oleg November 4, 2016   Reply →

    Hi Tom
    opening hours please

    • Tom Belien November 4, 2016   Reply →

      HI oleg,

      Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

      Saturday 10 am to 2 pm

      Sundays and public holidays closed

  • Eivinas April 4, 2017   Reply →

    Really beautiful knives. I would love to own one of them 🙂

  • Kristian January 21, 2018   Reply →

    What sharpening stone do you use and where can I get one?

    • Tom Belien January 21, 2018   Reply →

      Hi Kristian,

      i have the Kobayashi 1000 natural stone and the Imanishi 4000 grit in my basic set for most sharpening jobs.

      Toghether with good technique i can get razor sharp results.

      kind regards


  • Graham Rust March 8, 2018   Reply →

    Fabulous Customer Service. Absoutely the best I have ever experienced in my 77 years! If you want more phone 07 8886914 or email grahamrust42@gmail.com Graham Rust

    • Tom Belien March 8, 2018   Reply →

      Thank you Graham!

  • Hannah January 26, 2019   Reply →

    Hi Tom,

    I have 3 Japanese knives needing to sharpen they are all Damascus vg -10 Takakyuki knives .
    How much does it cost? How long does it take you to sharpen them? And you have recommendation of sharpening stone or steel to buy to use to sharpen in the kitche.
    Thank you
    Kind regards,

  • Will Keely February 13, 2019   Reply →

    Hi do you still have a showroom in G I?

    • Tom Belien February 13, 2019   Reply →

      Hi Will,

      Yes I do find me at 33 Inglewood street. I am open Thursday,Friday, Saturday morning.

      best regards Tom

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