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Knife shops in Boston?

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Are there any good knife shops around the Boston area with decent prices and a good selection of knives?

Thanks
Kam
 
If you go up the road a bit to Kittery, Maine, the Kittery Trading Post has a good selection of knives and also sells used knives. I know there are a couple knife shops in North Conway, New Hampshire as well. Sorry I can't help with Boston proper.
 
There was one located at Faneuil Hall that I visited last last spring (I believe it was called Chesapeake Knife & Tool, but I'm not certain). It had quite a decent selection, but the pricing wasn't very good as far as I recall. It might be worth checking out though, even just to see if it's still there, because I wasn't able to locate it on the Faneuil Hall website today.
 
Yep, I visited the same place as Padawan. It's no longer Chesapeake, new name, same place. Can't recall the name off the top of my head, but the yellowpages should turn it up under cutlery or maybe sporting goods.

A little tough to spot the store- it's below ground, and their sign is on the guardrail of the downstairs. Sign is at about knee level.

Prices were high, like the prices of most things in Boston, and like the prices of pretty much any brick-and-mortar knife shop vs. an online store. I didn't think they were too outrageous, and I bought my wife a little Opinel No. 6 :)

They've got a great selection of not-quite-knives, too. Darts, sharpeners, zippos, etc.

I highly recommend a visit, just for the fun of looking around.

Mike

Edit: Just noticed you're from London. You might find the prices QUITE reasonable (if my understanding of the cost of knives in the UK is correct). :thumbup:
 
That's the one, MSCantrell. :)

I suppose my post read as if the prices were really excessive, and you're right that they aren't outrageous. They are, however, right around MSRP from what I can remember, which is why I stated that they aren't "very good" in that respect. I suppose that's to be expected considering the shop and its location, and they did have a rather nice selection. I had fun looking around and actually seeing some knives in person that I'd only seen in photos. It's definitely worth a visit.
 
I had fun looking around and actually seeing some knives in person that I'd only seen in photos. It's definitely worth a visit.
Exactly! First time I ever got to play with a Sebenza :D:thumbup:
Mike
 
Thanks guys, i will check them out

Mike, i buy most of my knives from the US, UK prices are way too high

Thanks
Kam
 
The place is called On the Edge. Good folks, and knowledgeable.

There is a place 2 hours away in Rhode Island, called Cove Cutlery, with a great selection. Do a web search.

If you want to drive up to Maine, there is a store in Freeport, right acroos from LL Bean, (the outdoors store). It's called the Freeport Knife Co. Another great store.
 
chesapeake is no longer in the quincy market/fanuel hall. stoddards is no longer at temple, though rumor has it there is one in the prudential building. there is a small stoddards also in the chestnut hill mall. if you're going to be in the area for any length of time, definately check out the selection at the kittery trading post. its only an hour and a half north of the city.
 
chesapeake is no longer in the quincy market/fanuel hall. stoddards is no longer at temple, though rumor has it there is one in the prudential building. there is a small stoddards also in the chestnut hill mall. if you're going to be in the area for any length of time, definately check out the selection at the kittery trading post. its only an hour and a half north of the city.

last time jude and I were at kittery they had a sebenza.

why do I tell you this? perhaps you will go up and buy it and save me 400 bucks ;)

the ebay seller razorsharpknife is a store in Hingham, south of boston, called sawyer's cutlery. I've never been but I've heard on bladeforums that it has a pretty decent selection. it can't hurt to check it out.

I am going to have to check out the store in freeport and go back to fanuel hall to check out the old chesapeake knife and tool myself :)


pete:)

EDITED TO ADD: if you don't get to any of the above you can try out some sporting goods stores in the area. I am only familiar with those north of boston, but Eastern Mountain Sports in the North Shore Mall in Peabody, right off 128 has a slim selection of leatherman, wegner, crkt and buck. somewhat overpriced.
REI in wakefield has leatherman, crkt, and some benchmades. again, a little high priced. Sports Authority and Dicks, both in the Liberty Tree Mall plaza in Danvers (Sport Authority is IN the mall) have Gerbers and Buck, and Dicks has some SOG, Kershaw, Winchester, Wegner, and some other brands. If you have a serious knife jones, they'll do.

also, if you are into slipjoints or more traditional folders, you can try Ace hardware- the one in rockport has a selection of Schrade, Case, and victorinox. The Yankee Tackle shop in the Cape Ann Marina in Gloucester has a selection of buck and camillus folders (and if you like chowder and seafood there is a fantastic place right across the street. I live nearby and you can buy me lunch if you like ;)) Pallazzola's sporting goods on main street in Gloucester also has a selection of schrade knives if you want to pay twice what you can online. down the street from there is ANOTHER place with wicked good chowda as well. again, feel free to buy me a bowl and a beer if you want :D

off the top of my head, that is all I can think of. if I can remember more I'll be sure to add them to the list.

oh, just remembered. there is a walmart on 114 in the opposite direction of the North Shore Mall, that has kershaw, crkt, buck, and the spyderco native PE/S30V for under $40.
 
Just to confirm, the information below is current and accurate. This is the same place that used to be operated as Chesapeake K&T. The inventory is pretty much the same, just a change of owners.

The place is called On the Edge. Good folks, and knowledgeable.
 
There's also an On The Edge in Providence Place Mall (Providence, RI) if you get down that way. That's where I found my BM 850. The gentleman there was very nice and knew his stuff.

The Freeport Knife Company is a good place. It's down the road a little bit from LL Bean, not right across the street as I remember. Last time I was in Freeport a little over a year ago the selection of knives at Bean's was kinda sad. There were some Spyders and few Griptilians to go with the Leathermen and SAKs and Bucks, but nothing like what they used to carry.
 
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