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House of Knives Helps Work Sharp Culinary Launch in Canada

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House of Knives is the Official Launch Partner of New Culinary-Focused Products

The Work Sharp Culinary E5 Sharpening System

Burnaby, BC, Canada, Nov 28th, 2017 – House of Knives has partnered with Darex LLC to launch Work Sharp Culinary in Canada. Work Sharp Culinary is the first line from Darex to focus on the home chef, featuring flexible abrasive belts used in knife making factories. The products will be available in our stores in British Columbia and Alberta, as well as online.

“We believe that our new kitchen knife sharpeners are a perfect addition for House of Knives to offer the ‘home chef’ customer,” says Holly Corwin, Assistant Brand Manager for Work Sharp Culinary. “Easy, fast, and gentle on your knives, our sharpeners are designed for anyone to use with confidence.”

“Our goal has always been to ensure that our customers not only get the right knife, but that they also know how to keep them sharp,” says Andre Eng, President of House of Knives. “We think the Work Sharp Culinary products look great, are extremely easy to use, but most importantly, the quality of the edge produced is very impressive.”

The entire line of Work Sharp Culinary products will be available, including the  E5 and E3 electric sharpeners and the M3 manual system. An upgrade kit, adapting the E5 and E3 sharpeners to allow for precision sharpening of Japanese-style kitchen knives, is also available. A series of launch events is also planned.


House of Knives is a successful privately-owned business that was first established in 1979. Our business model has distinguished us from competitors by offering a broader selection of top quality products, a higher level of customer service, and a sharper focus on product knowledge. We currently have 17 stores in BC and Alberta, and are looking forward to expanding across Canada. Our vision is to improve the quality of life of all those we encounter, through education and innovation. Our goal is to connect our customers with high-quality and functional tools, and to educate them on how to use and maintain them.

House of Knives is headquartered in Burnaby, BC, Canada. For more information, visit:  houseofknives.ca


Darex LLC is a privately-held and family-owned company based in Ashland, OR. Darex exists to surprise and delight customers who buy and use our products. Work Sharp Culinary is part of Darex, a sharpening-focused family business since 1973. Darex products are designed, engineered, and assembled in Ashland, OR.

Work Sharp Culinary sharpeners will be available online and in stores this September. For a peek at the sharpeners and to learn more, visit WorkSharpCulinary.com.

Media Inquiries:

Stephen Fung - House of Knives

(604) 558-2250 x 308


Holly Corwin - Work Sharp Culinary (Darex LLC)

(541) 201-7576


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