Chan Wah Kee Cutlery Store

Homewares in Kowloon

At this humble shop, octogenarian Mr Chan, one of Asia's few remaining master knife-sharpeners, uses nine different stones to grind each blade, and alternates between water and oil. If you buy from him (he has a great selection), he’ll sharpen it there and then. Prices range from HK$200 for a small paring knife to around HK$2000 for a Shun knife.

His customers include chefs, butchers, tailors and homemakers from all over the world. He’s had clients send him Japanese willow knives for his magic touch. Choppers, cleavers, slicers, paring knives, even scissors – he’s done them all.