Japanese knife and cookware supplier, Chef’s Armoury, is relocating its original Sydney store from Rosebery to Stanmore.

Established in 2007 by Leigh Hudson, Chef’s Armoury introduced Australia to its hand forged Japanese knives, artisan cookware, rare Japanese ingredients, Japanese konro barbeques and binchotan charcoal and professional sharpening services. Hudson has trained many chefs in knife sharpening and knife skills.

The larger store in Stanmore means that Chef’s Armoury will be able to offer classes and events including knife sharpening classes, knife skills classes, Japanese basics and more. Hudson will also be providing bespoke knifemaking services on site.

“We launched Chef’s Armoury 10 years ago with a focus on arming chefs with the best Japanese knives and Japanese ingredients never seen before in western kitchens. Our philosophy for cookware follows on from our selection of knives – only have the best in class. Cast iron designed to last 100 years, Konro barbeques commercially used by chefs, handmade tools rarely found outside of Japan and more,” said Hudson.

In 2012, Leigh Hudson became the first non-Japanese person to be certified in knife repair and sharpening by the renowned Japanese knife houses Aoki Hamono and in 2013 by Mcusta Zanmai. 

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