Our Story

 Our company name, 愛&思いやり (pronounced Ai & Omoiyari) which, loosely translated, means "love" and "empathetic consideration", represents our philosophy. Located in the heart of Vancouver, B.C's Historic Chinatown, we at Ai & Om believe everything should be approached with passion, knowledge, and care. From the deliberate selection of knives to the way we provide for our customers.

Founded by Douglas Chang, in partnership with Tosho Knife Arts, we aim to provide quality edged instruments to professionals and amateurs alike. Douglas has had years of experience supplying the cooks in the top kitchens of Vancouver with knives and stones and sharing his knowledge of how to sharpen and care for them. Now we widen the scope to bring that knowledge and experience to the non-professional.