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Here at Korin, we can convert any western style knives to a left handed blade, regardless of whether or not they were purchased from the store. Left handed boning knives must be special ordered and may take up to two months to be shipped and will cost 25% more.

Please be aware that in order to utilize any knife to its fullest potential, we advice customers to never change the blade’s bevel. 50/50 beveled knives were engineered to be symmetrical, the same way 70/30 knives are engineered to be asymmetrical. The piece of carbon that gives knives a blade is centered to the bevel, by changing so you may result in the blade being brittle.

Left handed traditional Japanese knives must be special ordered. Special ordered Japanese knives will take up to two months and cost 50% more than the right handed traditional Japanese knife. This is due to the fact that older generation Japanese people, regardless of being left handed were trained to be right handed. Therefore, there is a higher risk of mistakes and wasted materials. Please inquire for further information and we'll be happy to try to meet your needs.

How to add left-handed knife option to your knives:

1.Once you have added all your products into the shopping cart please proceed to checkout.

2.At the end of the checkout page there will be a field called "Customer Comment".

3.Please type the sku # you would like to have converted to left handed and comment LEFT. (example: HTO-INGY-210 - LEFT)

4. Once your order is placed, our customer service will manually add the left handed $20 per knife to your order.

* Please note Left handed, engraved and/or sharpened knives cannot be returned or exchanged.

Left hand conversions for Western style knives are $20 per knife. We guarantee that all knives will be ready for pick up within 7 days, shipping time is not included. We will contact you via phone or email when they are ready to be returned.

How to send your knives in for sharpening/repairing

1. Information on sending your knives to use can be found on this link

Korin Knife Sharpening Service

2. Our online knife service form is here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-626-2172 (toll free) or 212-587-7021. You may also email us at cs@korin.com.