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Closeout Sale of Hocho-Knife.com for renewal in May

Before the relaunch in May, the closeout Sale is held until April 30 (PST) Please get your favorite items at a special price, while supplies last ! Total up to 17% OFF + Special Service for Renewal Open     (1) 5.00% OFF Special Offer for all the customers         >> Get Special COUPON     (2) up to 7.00% OFF of …

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 …

Damascus Knife Special Coverage Updated

We’re pleased to announce that the special feature page of Damascus kitchen knives has been updated with some new cool items. Damascus texture gives off a mystique from its own elegant pattern, toughness, and durability. Especially, Japan has developed its own excellent manufacturing method in forging of Katana (or Swords) and Kitchen knives, and it was successfully applied to …

Homura, Japanese Stylish Aogami (Blue paper) Steel Kengata Knives

We’re pleased to introduce to you the Japanese Stylish Aogami (Blue paper) Steel Kengata Chef Knife & Santoku Knife by Sakai Takayuki. This Homura Aoko is one of the best kitchen knife with more excellent durability of sharpness with special hardness. We recommend any professional chef to use the one in their life. The Aoko or Blue Paper …

Japanese Sword-like Stylish Aogami (Blue paper) Steel Knife by Sakai Takayuki released

Japanese Sword-like Stylish Aogami (Blue paper) Steel Yanagiba Knife has been released by Sakai Takayuki, one of the cool & popular manufacturer with a long 600-year history by skilled craftsmen in Sakai, Japan. The “Genbu” special knife, recalling a Japanese sword feature, is made by the skilled blacksmith Itsuo Doi. He is a son of legendary blacksmith …

Get Sakai Takayuki knives before price up by 10%

The retail price is scheduled to go up by approx. 10% for Sakai Takayuki Japanese style handle knives in several days, on April 1st. We recommend you to purchase your desired knife by the end of March, and save yourself 10% before the price increase.  45-Layer Damascus Hammered knife series http://www.hocho-knife.com/sakai-takayuki-45-layer-damascus-hammered/ 45-Layer Damascus Hammered WA knife series http://www.hocho-knife.com/sakai-takayuki-45-layer-damascus-hammered-wa/ …

Doll’s Festival and Hocho at historical forging factory in Sakai, JAPAN

In March and until the beginning of April, an “Hinamatsuri” event was held in Sakai City, JAPAN. Many people visited, enjoyed watching the beautifully decorated hina dolls. Some said that hina dolls decorated with a historical knife forging factory was very beautiful. The event founder was the ex-factory owner who passed away one year ago.  Currently, his wife and …

Traditional Japanese knife ceremony, Seiwa Shijyo-ryu Shiki-bocho

In the past, we introduced “Shiki-bocho“, a traditional Japanese knife ceremony which is said started 1200 years ago. This time we’re pleased to let you know another important style of Shiki-bocho, “Seiwa Shijyo-ryu”. “Seiwa” comes from the name of Seiwa emperor (a.D. 859~876). The formula of a kitchen knife ceremony, “Shiki-bocho”, was established as an imperial command around …

Special Lecture by Sushi Skills Institute (2)

This is the second special sushi lecture by Mr. Masayoshi Kazato, the Chairman of Chiba Prefecture Sushi Association.  The following is the English line that he talked in the movie.  ———————————— Now, we are going to learn “Nigiri”. These are Shiromi (white fish), Hikarimono (Silver-skinned fish) and Zuke (Soy-marinated Tuna). First of all, I’ll show you …

Coins attached onto Tuna ?

Are you surprised at the strange tuna? A lot of coins were attached onto a big tuna by visitors to Nishinomiya Shrine, known as the head shrine of the Ebisu deity (economic fortune) and the Sake god at Nishinomiya city in Japan on Jan. 8, 2017. Every year such a tuna was served by a fishery …

Season’s Greetings

We wish you, you and your family and friends a Wonderful Holiday and a very Happy New Year! All the Hocho-Knife staff

Why do TOP chefs in New York use Japanese knives?

Reuters reported that Mr. Michael Romano, a joint owner of the high-end restaurant in New York “Union Square Cafe”, reveals that many top chefs use Wa-bocho or Japanese traditional style kitchen knives. The restaurant has been awarded “No.1 Favorite New York Restaurant” by Zagat Survey in 2008, “Best of Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator 2012-2013 and so on. He …

What Knife should Sushi Chef keep?

A beginner sushi chef was looking for his best knife. “I started to work at a sushi restaurant a few weeks ago and I’m really interested in this kind of work now. My question is what knife should I buy or what brand I should hold for a few years, because I want to buy at …

Sushi & Sashimi Knife Special Coverage

We’re pleased to announce that the special feature page of Sushi / Sashimi knives has been launched. “Sushi Knife” and “Sashimi Knife” refer to “Wa-bocho” or the traditional Japanese style kitchen knives, like “Yanagiba”, “Fuguhiki”, “Deba” and “Usuba(Nakiri)” in a narrow sense. But now they sometimes mean whole Japanese kitchen knives worldwide outside Japan, including Western …

Stylish Damascus, MIYAKO series

“MIYAKO” series, pursuing beautility of chef knife itself, represents the hallmark of Japanese kitchen blades.  * The word “MIYAKO” means “the capital” in Japanese. 33 layer Damascus stainless steel is gorgeously used to craft these beautiful cutlery  and matte finish is applied after mirror polishing to achieve a subtle luster. The expert’s technique by skilled craftmen …

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