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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Kiku Daikon – Japanese beautiful flourish decoration with radish

The Kiku Daikon (chrysanthemum radish) is designated an intangible local cultural asset of Mito City in Japan. It looks difficult to make such a beautiful flourish decoration with a sophisticated technique, but if inserting a bamboo skewer at the center of the locket, it is not as difficult as you would think. We hope that …

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

Sharp & Durable, Sakai Takayuki Premier Grade Japanese-style Knives

Some professional chefs gave their positive feedback, “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 is a durable razor-sharp knife made out of the highest quality stainless steel, which makes hard, sharp cutting edges with surprisingly easy re-sharpening, like …

How to use Kiritsuke Yanagiba knives for Japanese Sushi

This video tells in exhaustive detail how to use Kiritsuke Yanagiba knives (or a maker calls them “hien”) for Japanese sushi. The Kiritsuke Yanagiba itself has a stylish shape like Japanese sword or Katana, and is very functional to make sushi and sashimi. This time, the stage is a sushi restaurant “SHIMIZU” where a skilled sushi …

JAPAN BLUE Damascus Knife & Saya Sheath SET for Perfect GIFT

Japanese traditional “Ai-zome” beautiful blue handle version of Damascus Knife & Saya Sheath SET has been released by Sakai Takayuki. This beautiful SET is crafted out of a 45-layer Damascus Swedish Stainless steel with Japanese traditional indigo-dyed (Ai-zome) beautiful blue saya and handle. These knives have a seriously sharp edge, excellent edge retention and a light center …

All about Aogami, highly ranked material for kitchen knives (4)

Aogami Super (Blue Paper Super) The hardness level of a blade of Aogami Super knives may go up to around 70 HRC at the moment when a blade is quenched, and then is to be set back to 65-68 HRC by tempering. Still it is harder than any other carbon steel and it simply means …

Kanehiro (KINTARO) 63 Layered Damascus Black Finished Japanese Knives

Today, we’re pleased to introduce to you the Black Finished Beautiful Damascus Blade with very Japanese traditional handle by Kanehiro (KINTARO), that features 63 layers of Nickel Damascus-patterned blades with a core of VG-10 stainless steel for professional with excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge as well as its beautifulness. About KANEHIRO (KINTARO), its founder Mr. …

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