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Hienn, Japanese Stylish Sword-like Sashimi Knives

We’re pleased to introduce an extremely stylish Japanese Sword-like Aogami (Blue paper) Steel Yanagiba Knife made by Sakai Takayuki, one of the cool & popular manufacturer with a long 600-year history by skilled craftsmen in Sakai, Japan. The “Hienn” special knife, recalling a Japanese sword feature, is made by the skilled blacksmith Itsuo Doi. He is a …

Ginryu “Silver Dragon” Japanese Stylish High-Grade Stainless Knives

We’re pleased to introduce to you the Japanese Stylish Mirror-finished Stainless Knives, called “Silver Dragon” or “Gin-ryu” in Japanese. The Ginryu Premium (Silver Dragon) series is a durable razor-sharp knife made out of the highest quality Swedish stainless steel by Bohler-Uddeholm. This special stainless steel alloy has very low impurities, is highly rust resistant and offers …

All about Aogami, highly ranked material for kitchen knives (3)

Aogami No.2 (Blue Paper Steel No. 2) As basic information of Aogami No.2, it contains a lower amount of carbon, chromium and tungsten than Aogami No.1. It’s less expensive than Aogami No.1, so its hardness, stickiness and sharpness is one step behind Aogami No.1. Having said that, it would be best for those who want …

All about Aogami, highly ranked material for kitchen knives (2)

Aogami No.1 (Blue Paper Steel No. 1) As basic information of Aogami No.1, it contains a high amount of carbon, and higher amount of chromium and tungsten than Aogami No.2. For this reason, the price tends to be more expensive than No.2. Because of its stickiness and abrasion resistance, Aogami No.1 is highly recommended if …

What is Kurouchi Knife ?

A customer gave us a question about the black colored blade, “i already bought knife via your page i was just wondering what is the difference between white steel that looks completely silver(polished) and the ones (also white steel) with black color on base of knife like one i bought. (1) first knife ….. BLACK …

All about Aogami, highly ranked material for kitchen knives (1)

Introduction of Aogami, highly ranked material for Kitchen Knives We are going to share with you about “Blue Paper Steel”, the highly ranked material for cutlery steel known as “Aoko” or “Aogami” in Japanese. “Aogami” is an alloy steel made of Shirogami (or called “White Paper Steel”, a carbon steel with low content of impurities), mixed …

JAPANESE PROFESSIONAL KITCHEN KNIVES

Some dedicated people who get eager to suddenly start something new like golf, fishing or music tend to procure better tools for their purpose first. Cooking is not exception. If you are one of such a maniac of cooking, what do you want to do above all? Today we introduce one of the premium video …

Grand Chef, Sophisticated Premier Grade Professional Knives

Some professional chefs gave their positive feedback to the “Grand Chef” knives, “For the longer time I use it, I must have more understood the competitive advantage and sharpness durability of the Grand Chef.” The Grand Chef series is a durable razor-sharp knife made in Sakai Japan, using the highest-grade quality material, Swedish stainless steel by …

Kasumi-togi, reasonably priced line of traditional forged knives

The Kasumi blade is a reasonably priced line of traditional forged knives which work well for first time users as well as more experienced chefs. It is made to put soft kitchen knife iron on Yasuki’s traditional Nihonko or Hagane — Shiroko / White Paper No.3 Steel — which has been widely used for a …

For Professional chefs among the Professional, Powdered High Speed Steel Knives

Do you know the material of the Powdered High Speed Steel ? This premium and extremely hard material has been used for production of cemented carbide cutting tool, and recently applied to the kitchen knives especially for professional chefs among the professional.  Sabun POWDER PRO 100 Powdered High Speed Steel Knives http://www.hocho-knife.com/sabun-powder-pro-100-powdered-high-speed-steel/ Tojiro R2 SG2 Powdered …

Japanese Stylish Mirror-finished Stainless Functional Sashimi Knives

The Japanese Stylish Mirror-finished Stainless Sashimi Yanagiba Knives for skilled chefs as well as for Gift, because the blade is functional, durable and easy to use but beautifully-mirror-finished and traditional-designed as a Japanese sword for look nicer than other knives. The Hakugin is made out of “INOX” Stainless steel AUS8A made-in-Japan steel, that has good sharpness and durability …

“Honyaki” Knife is made by Japanese Katana technique?

“Honyaki” knives are true-forged and made of a 100% single material, usually high-carbon steel or “hagane”. The finest Honyaki (mizu-honyaki) knives are then differentially-hardened, the same method used for traditional Japanese sword, “katana”. Honyaki is extremely difficult to forge, requiring a high level of skill and experience. “Mr.Tatsuo Ikeda is a blacksmith in Sakai JAPAN, …

Honyaki and Kasumi Knives — Two basic categories of Japanese wa-bocho

One of our customers gave us a question, ” I am looking for non stainless, that is a full carbon knife. Is the honkasumi gyuto made of a mono steel or clad knife and what is the hardness of the steel?”That is a good question, because there are two basic categories of traditional Japanese knives, Honyaki …

How to handle an Aogami (Blue paper) Steel knife ?

Aogami or Blue paper steel is high-grade carbon steel, containing more Chrome and Tungsten than Shirogami or White paper steel. The blade made of Aogami has a very hard edge — HRC: 60~65 or higher — and long-term sharpness once you sharpen it rightly. When you use an Aogami kitchen knife, you can cut food …

Need Knives, Hard to chip and Holding the edge for long time

Do you need kitchen knives which are hard to chip and hold the edge for long time ? The features (to be hard to chip and hold the edge for long time) normally contradict the others such as sharpness and hardness of the blade.So, it needs a certain balance to optimize your purpose.(Please be noted that this …

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