While we continue to ship orders placed online, we will be taking a brief hiatus from mail-in sharpening and saya making
The store will remain closed to customers, but we have non-contact pickup and drop-off
Please click here for more info on our COVID-19 Response

*Free Shipping on Domestic Orders over $100…Want us to take care of initial sharpening? Just ask.

Covid-19 Changes

As of Monday May 29th, 2020, we have resumed shipping online orders.  However, our storefront will remain closed to customers as we prepare to reopen safely.  We will be fulfilling orders via shipping methods (USPS, DHL, FedEx), and will have non-contact pickup or drop-off services available for local orders and sharpening.  Please bear through this time, as it may take a bit longer for us to ship than normal.

Our Hours of Operation will also be different during this time:

  • Monday-Friday- 11am - 6pm
  • Saturday & Sunday- Closed
As a function of health and safety during this time, here are some of the systems we have put in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to keep both our customers and staff safe and healthy.
  • The storefront will be closed to all customers and non-essential people
  • We have a non-contact drop-off/pick-up system in place for local orders and sharpening.  Please contact us for more info if you are interested.
  • All Japanese Knife Imports personnel will be wearing masks, washing hands, and sanitizing surfaces constantly. We also have gloves here for that purpose.
  • Incoming knives for sharpening, repair, and return will be sanitized and all non-essential packing will be disposed of immediately.
  • Staff will be following social distancing guidelines inside the store.
  • Anyone feeling any symptoms or showing/feeling any signs of sickness of any kind will be asked to stay at home until all symptoms are gone and clear for 2 weeks.
  • All personnel will be practicing social distancing and following the stay at home order, excepting essential trips outside (groceries, doctor, etc.)
As previously mentioned, shipping may take longer than normal as we adjust to this new way of working.  We are currently offering knife sharpening and repair services and will also be offering video chats via Zoom, Google Hangouts, Facetime, etc. for any customers looking for a more in-store-like experience or for those who require help with their knives (sharpening, use, problem solving, etc).

For any customers looking to mail in knives for sharpening or repair, please contact us before sending anything in or dropping things off.  We have a process for managing these things and will not be able to accept any work that does not follow these directions.  For more information, feel free to call us or e-mail us (see below for that info).

We will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible, but please keep in mind that we get quite a few e-mails every day and e-mails can sometimes get backed up a few days. If this is a more immediate need, please feel free to call us at 310-399-0300.

-The team at Japanese Knife Imports
*Click here to view our official reopening plans and guidelines

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