Tom: The Japanese Knife Company shop on Baker Street is brilliant. Or if you’re looking for the real deal, go to Japan itself!
Tim: Buy from the individual maker wherever you can. You might end up doing the actual buying in a motorway service station, but it’s worth the effort.
Tom Aikens is chef-owner of Muse. For more information, visit TomAikens.co.uk
Tim Hayward is a writer and food critic. For more information, visit TimHayward.com. His book, Knife: The Culture, Craft & Cult of the Cook’s Knife, is available here.