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Goh Umanosuke Yoshihiro Sword-like Aonamiuchi Sakimaru-Takohiki with Saya Sheath

Goh Umanosuke Yoshihiro Aonamiuchi Sakimaru-Takohiki features Japanese sword-like shape with the beautiful & precious WAVE pattern seen on the reverse side surface. The pattern is called “Montanren”, generated in the Japanese traditional forging process by only high-skill seasoned blacksmiths. Sword-like shaped blade Traditional Hand Engraving Precious WAVE pattern The blade material is higher rank Blue Paper (Aogami) #1 …

What is the difference, Gyuto and Santoku knives ?

Some customers ask us, “what is the difference, between “Gyuto” and “Santoku” knives?” — because they are both categorized “all purpose knives”. “Gyuto” in Japanese is one of the most standard and globally-popular blade among western style knives, so called “Chef’s Knife”. Gyuto has a slim blade for intricate tasks, and is one of the most …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

What are the best knife set in my cooking school?

A new cooking school owner was looking for her best knives.“I am about to pull the trigger on a few knives. However, I’ve started cooking school, though I’ve been cooking for a while, and I am still unsure on which would be the best tools for me. I mean I know which types of knives I …

Need a knife for both all-purpose and for de-boning !

Recently, a customer asked us, “I want an all purpose knife and which i don’t have to sharpen regularly. Can you please advice. I cut vegetable chicken and mostly cooked meat at times de boning chicken.” Of course the question is very good and natural. The customer needs just a knife for both all purpose and for …

What is Kiritsuke Yanagiba ?

The Kiritsuke Yanagiba is a Sushi knife (or Sashimi knife), designed in Japan between a Western chef’s knife and Japanese yanagiba, it has a single-edged blade with a Western-style handle, combining both Japanese and Western function and practicality in one knife. Traditionally Japanese knife, Hocho, have been crafted for Japanese cuisine, but in accordance with …

Complaint about Japanese traditional-style blade

A customer had unfortunately been angry at the appearance of a Japanese traditional-style blade and gave a complaint, “I recently bought a knife through your online store, which I just received. On inspecting the product, I was disappointed with its quality. The blade was badly fitted to the handle and there was some rust on the tip …

Any Knife for Left-Handed Person? (2)

The other day, we described an article for kitchen knives for a Left-handed cook. This time, we’re pleased to announce to you that one of the excellent brands has successfully been added to our listing.   >> details Misono UX10 Swedish Stainless Series (for Left-Handed Person) We’re sure that many left-handed persons will be glad to use the line. Because it is so Stylish and High-Quality that …

What are the benefits of a Damascus knife?

This is a good and very essential question. Some like Damascus knives because of the aesthetic value for their gift, collection and cooking before people. If you personally like the Damascus pattern very much, we recommend one of the beautiful Damascus knives. From a view of strength and durability, such a multi-layer structure as Damascus …

Any Knife for Left-Handed Person?

Recently, a customer asked us, “Is there a good knife for a Left-handed cook ? “ This may be one of the serious concern for left-handed people. Our answer is “YES”. There are some choice and examples as follows, (1) Double-edged stainless gyuto or santoku(all purpose knife) for both right-and-left handed, < Standard Stainless Type > < Damascus-Pattern Stainless Type (Good Idea for …

Double-edged v.s. Single-edged Kitchen Knives

Some customers asked us, “what is Double-edged and Single-edged blade?” The general answer for the kitchen knives is as follows, Double edged — sharpened on both left and right side of the blade *mostly for left-and-right handed       *sharpening balance …..  mostly 50:50,  sometimes 60:40 Single edged — sharpened on just one side of the blade surface *for left …

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