Some people can make do with any old kitchen knife. For others, seeking out a perfectly honed blade with the ultimate weight, tang, grip, and balance is a lifelong quest. Those in the latter category ought to be regulars at the Phoenix Knife House, a culinary store that specializes in Japanese and custom-made professional-quality cutlery and also provides sharpening and repair services. We're not talking about J.A. Henckels or Shun knives here. Phoenix Knife House sells premium Japanese brands of such high quality that you might not have even heard of them, including Sugimoto, Yoshikane, Takeda, and Mcusta Zanmai. And the selection doesn't stop at knives. Take home professional accessories including knife rolls, sharpening stones, chef jackets, utensils, books, and if you're lucky, a little bit of knowledge from the friendly staff.