Although most chefs have their own unique style of peeling, dicing, and julienning veggies, they all have one thing in common: they each require precise, sharp knives. At Excalibur Cutlery and Gifts, the staff ensures that tools remain as close to their factory condition as possible. During sharpening services, a water-cooled belt system and buffing wheels restore a piercing blade while removing a minimal amount of steel. They can sharpen kitchen, pocket, and hunting knives, as well as dull scissors and razors.
The shop also stocks premium models of nearly every edge they sharpen. The cutlery department stocks German-made Wusthof and Henckels, Swiss-made Forschner, and Oregon-grown Kershaw knives. Ideal for camping trips, pocket knives come in both blade and multitool varieties. More genteel wares include manicure sets and old-fashioned shaving kits. Excalibur also boasts a collection of swords for the collector or CEO whose business suit needs extra panache.
Customers can select from an impressive selection of dining sets, sofas, and beds, all designed by aesthetic experts and built to outlive their owners. In the dining section, picture your best friends sitting around the artisan trestle table from Broyhill Furniture as you reveal which of them is the murderer. Otherwise, support your supine recreation in the living room with a black leather-look storage ottoman ($218), microfiber recliner ($299), or twin sofa sleeper ($598). Likewise, replacing the pile of hay in the corner with a comfortable queen pillow-top mattress set ($298) and stylish attic heirlooms panel bed will give you a luxurious location for sleeping, canoodling, and eating corn on the cob. Harkness professionals will deliver furniture anywhere in Pierce, King, Kitsap, and Thurston counties for a nominal fee.