The House of Knives Christmas Gift Guide is Back!

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It’s been a couple years since we’ve put out a comprehensive gift guide for the holidays. But thanks to your feedback and frequent requests for something like this, we’ve decided to meet you halfway. So that’s why we’re presenting you with an electronic version of the 2016 House of Knives Christmas Gift Guide. It features twelve pages of the hottest products throughout the year. Just like that song that will be permeating the airwaves in just a couple short weeks. … Continue reading

CLOSED – We’re Giving Away a WUSTHOF Uber Chef Knife!

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CONGRATULATIONS go to Erin from Halfmoon Bay, BC. She won our first giveaway of the season. Wait. Did we say first? Yes we did so stay tuned for more giveaways from our partners and House of Knives! The WUSTHOF Uber Chef Knife is one of the sharpest production chef knives ever to come out of Solingen, Germany. We’ve demonstrated just how sharp it is at in store events and it has become one of our favourite knives to use in … Continue reading

‘Tis the Season for Swiss Military Watches

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Now that it’s getting dark right after lunch, and our internal clocks have become a bit disoriented, House of Knives has an elegant solution for the season. Let us introduce you to the quality and dignified utility of Swiss Military timepieces. Made in Switzerland, Swiss Military Watches are essential lifestyle tools. Built to work under all kinds of conditions, to be worn on any occasion, and to do more than just tell you the time. Each styling of timepiece, be it the Attitude, Urban, or Roadster, features … Continue reading

Welcome to House of Knives, Midnight & Two!

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House of Knives is thrilled to be carrying Midnight & Two shaving products. Why’s that? Because like House of Knives, they’re working towards improving lives through quality and innovation, and we love how they’re doing it. Midnight & Two is a Calgary-based company that makes all their shaving products by hand. But what’s really special about them is that their products are made exclusively with natural, organic, and ethically harvested ingredients, without an exorbitant cost. This means no chemicals, irritants, … Continue reading

Andre Eng Talks Thanksgiving Turkey on CTV Morning Live

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With the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday this Monday, House of Knives President, Andre Eng, hit the airwaves on CTV Morning Live Vancouver to give you the low down on the tools you need to have a tasty bird instead of one tough turkey. He joined CTV host, Keri Adams, to go over some of the crucial “edge-u-cation” needed to ensure success. Check out the segment in its entirety below.

Taking Your Turkey’s Temperature

One of the most important things that Andre pointed out was of course the temperature of the bird. Since the thigh and breast of the bird cook at different temperatures, it’s important to have a thermometer  in both. The Küssi Steak & Poultry Thermometer Set – 2pc (1C-KB) kills two birds with one stone, not only working as a poultry thermometer set, but it’s also useful for beef too. Obviously, you want to ensure that your guests are having Turkey comas of the overindulgent variety.

A Sharp Knife for a Juicy Turkey

When it comes to carving your Thanksgiving Turkey, you’ll always want a sharp knife that slices through the flesh, versus tearing up the carcass and leaking all those juices out. Not to mention, a sharp knife is a safe knife after all. Starting with a great carving knife like the Shun Classic Carving 9″ Hollow Ground Edge (DM0720) or WUSTHOF Classic Ikon Carving 9″ (4506 / 23) is a great start. The slender and thin edge of a carving knife helps you navigate those bones and joints skillfully no matter what your knife skills level is. Make sure you cut across the grain so that the meat isn’t tough and chewy. Don’t forget to put on that Cuisipro Cut Resistant Glove if your only experience with the knife each year is during the holidays.

If you’ve had your knife for a while, a honing steel is a great way to to maintain that edge. But if you’ve gone a little past where a honing steel will help you out, then a pull through sharpener like the Edgelogix Multi-Stage Sharpener (PT071B) will give you an edge you can carve with right away. At least until you can bring your knife in for our sharpening service.

Where Can I Get Everything I Need for Thanksgiving Day?

We can’t help you with getting your Thanksgiving Turkey, or most importantly, remembering to defrost it, but we can direct you to our locations in BC and Alberta. Our House of Knives staff are well trained to help you with everything Andre talked about with Keri. Make sure you have a chance to try before you buy to find the best carving knife just for you and more.

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House of Knives Featured in Homestyle Magazine

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From sleeping on the floor of one of his first stores, to now running 17 locations across BC and Alberta, House of Knives President, Andre Eng, has had quite the journey in establishing the company as the largest chain of cutlery stores in Canada (and maybe the world). Andre started working with his brother Allan in 1987, and has continued to keep the business family run. Today, he shares the responsibility with his wife and partner, Qua-Fung, and through much trial … Continue reading