This is the store where CCK- Chan Chi Kee- knives are sold in Hong Kong. Located on Shanghai Street in the old section of Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon, this is where their cleavers are packaged up to be shipped to e.g. North America.
Don’t expect a Sur La Table type of shiny store with fancy lighting. CCK is strictly utilitarian with all kinds of reasonably-priced kitchenware, in addition to the full range of their knives.
The loot. Not all is for me. I have not looked into sharpening methods pros and cons, but got a stone from them just in case. KF1903 (or 1904, I forgot) is apparently their best selling model overseas, with KF1303 following closely behind. Their recommendation is to sharpen both of these cleavers at a 10 degree angle.
Chan Chi Kee is most famous for their Chinese kitchen knives. However, their hand hammered woks are fairly well known too. As I have mentioned in a different post, you will good reviews of their woks even in China websites like Taobao.
As for the wood cutting block, I would say that you can get yours here in the US. I am pretty sure these thick wood cutting blocks are made of soft wood, not hard wood like maple.
It is way better than Sur La Table and Williams Sonoma unless you want a hand painted chicken coop
We received a gift of a Chinese cutting board that is a solid end grain round. The grain is tight and the thing is dense and seems to weighs a ton for its volume. The sound of a knife against it is solid-sounding no matter what is cut, chopped, or sliced. It is slow to show wear from the sharpest blade, and thus, it is easy to clean. There’s not a cook in the world who would boo this equipment.