Toronto’s Global Culinary Knife Shop

Where detailed research helps you choose the best culinary knives for your needs






The Shop



256 Dupont St, Toronto

Knives are the oldest tool in the human journey

Knives evolution
Knives Evolution


For over a million years, stone was used to create our first knives. This example is only 75,000 years old.

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Knives evolution
Knives Evolution


This Roselli Wootz Steel knife design has been used in European kitchens since the 8th century.

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Knives evolution
Knives Evolution


K-Sabatier chef’s knives have delivered French cuisine for 200 years. They are made like all Japanese knives, except the K-Sabatier 200 series out performs them in price and ability.

hacher&krain is not like any other knife store in Toronto

It began with the need to understand knives, the oldest tool in the human journey, through their relationship with food and to separate facts from marketing hype.

Only knife makers who have been and continue to be significant contributors to the culinary cutlery arts will be presented for your review and consideration.

There are many knife makers but only a few contribute to advancing the culinary knife industry

philippe sabatier

K-Sabatier (France)

Heimo Roselli finnish knife maker

Roselli (Finland)

Gude team

Gude (Germany)

Heimo Roselli Collection

Heimo Roselli Collection

the only knife shop in Toronto selling Roselli’s WOOTZ carbon steel culinary & butcher knives

Care for the knives that care for you

We provide complimentary knife sharpening service at our shop for all knives purchased from hacher&krain.
We will also sharpen your straight-edged knives not purchased from hacher&krain.

We do not charge for this service.

Instead, we collect donations in the name of a young person who lost their battle to pediatric cancer and donate the funds raised in her name to (The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario).

Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario logo