Knife Store Of The Day I


(From left) Lois, Dan and Pam Delavan of Plaza Cutlery in the South Coast Plaza Mall in Costa Mesa, California.

     You’ve seen our “Knife Of The Day” entries. Now it’s time for a new feature: our “Knife Store Of The Day.”

     The first installment is Plaza Cutlery of Costa Mesa, California.

     Located in the South Coast Plaza Mall, Plaza Cutlery is owned and operated by Dan and Pam Delavan and features a wide selection of custom and factory knives. The son of former Case salesman I.A. Delavan, Dan is one of the most knowledgeable people in the business of both custom and factory knives. In addition to selling knives, swords, sharpeners, knife books and much more in store, Plaza also has a comprehensive website (, carries factory exclusives such as its Chris Reeve Large and Small Sebenza “Doggy Knives,” conducts a biennial knife show that draws some of the world’s top custom knifemakers, and even does special events such as “Meet The Knifemaker” days at the Plaza Cutlery store.

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