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The only dedicated place to buy a Japanese Knife in Paris.

You can buy the most absurd culinary equipment in France, though until recently there was never anywhere to buy a Japanese knife.

After 16 years in London, where JKC now has three outlets, doors opened on the Marché d’Aligre boutique in 2014. Today it knife-mecca to Paris’ most intriguing chefs, who stop by for kitchen knives and to sharpen beautiful tableware.

The light wood-filled space is filled with gleaming cabinets of damascus steel, offset with a wall of Japanese kitchen tools you never know you needed.

Determined to make the most of the concept, you can often find sake tastings happening on a Saturday afternoon. There are cooking lessons, chef demonstrations and the promise of sushi workshops, regularly updated on their Facebook page.

You can also sign up for an afternoon crash-course in filleting fish or chopping vegetables, seated at exquisite 12-seater kitchen bar.

On a more practical level, you can stop by to have your own knives sharpened for a small fee – even if you didn’t buy them at the shop.

Impress fellow hipsters: The London location was the first Hamonoya in Europe.

Japanese Knife Company, 13 Rue de Cotte 75012 Paris
T. + 33 (0) 9 84 44 89 31
W. japaneseknifecompany.fr

Metro: Ledru-Rollin, Faidherbe-Chaligny
Monday – Friday 12:30 – 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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