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DC Sharp is the only Japanese kitchen knife boutique in the Washington metropolitan area. Located within Washington DC's bustling Union Market is an impressive collection of hand-forged kitchen knives from Japan's master bladesmiths. DC Sharp is one of few businesses in the country that practice Japanese-style knife sharpening. Brothers Ryan and Derek Swanson launched the company in 2012, and since then have sharpened over 30,000 knives by hand on Japanese water stones.

Bring your knives to DC Sharp and have them restored to better than new condition, or test drive some of the highest perfomance cutlery on the planet.

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2013 Washington Post Article

How we got started 

2014 WTOP Feature

2013 Japan Trip 







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