A Brief House of Knives History
House of Knives is a successful privately 100% Canadian owned business that was first established in 1979. Our business model has distinguished us from any competitor by offering a broader selection of top quality products, a higher level of customer service, and a sharper focus on product knowledge.
In 1987, Allan Eng opened a House of Knives in Victoria, BC. In 1992, together with his brother André, he purchased the franchise rights for British Columbia and rapidly expanded from one store to ten within a three month period. Together, they created a business model that distinguished itself from corporate stores by offering a broader selection of quality products, a higher level of customer service, and a sharper focus on product knowledge. This model established the western franchise as the most successful in Canada.
By 2010, all House of Knives stores east of British Columbia were closed. But in 2011, to fulfill his dream of once again expanding House of Knives across Canada, André Eng purchased full rights to the House of Knives brand across the country.
In 2015, with the opening of the third House of Knives store in Alberta in less than three years, Andre's dream is well on its way to becoming a reality.
In 2017, We currently have 17 stores in BC and Alberta, and are looking forward to expanding across Canada.
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