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Special Mirror ZANGETSU Arched Sakimaru-Yanagiba Knife by Sakai Takayuki

This special ZANGETSU, arched-shape mirror chef knife, is forged and sharpened carefully one by one by skillful craftsmen in Sakai. The long blade shows its stylish arched shape, recreating the element of the traditional Japanese swords. Stylish Arched-Shape Mirror Blade (390mm)   This Ginsan or Silver paper (Gingami) No.3 Steel knives are made of fine …

Sakai Takayuki RINKA Ginsan Mirror Full-Engraved Sakimaru-Takohiki(Sashimi) 390mm

RINKA, arched-shape chef knife series, is forged and sharpened carefully one by one by skillful craftsmen in Sakai. On this blade, an historical HAIKU(Japanese seventeen-syllable poem) is specially hand-engraved, “Miru-hito-ni, mono-no aware-wo shirazureba tuki-ya konoyo-no kagami naruramu.” Full-Engraved Blade (390mm) and Traditional Kiri Box Sharpness, Soft usage feeling and Unparalleled durability with Rust-resistance supported by …

Yoshimi Kato Aogami Super Kurouchi(Black-finished) Chef’s Knives with Japanese Traditional Rosewood Handle

Yoshimi Kato Aogami Super Clad Stainless Kurouchi series feature beautiful KUROUCHI(Black finished) texture with a core of Blue Paper Super (Aogami Super) Steel with a better hardness of approx.65 HRC, which provides excellent edge retention. Aogami Super Black-finished Chef Knife with Japanese Rosewood Handle The edge is specially formed like a clam (or HAMAGURI in …

Yoshimi Kato Aogami Super Nashiji-finished Chef’s Knives with Japanese Traditional Rosewood Handle

Yoshimi Kato Aogami Super Clad Stainless Nashiji series feature beautiful NASHIJI(Pear skin finished) texture with a core of Blue Paper Super (Aogami Super) Steel with a better hardness of approx.65 HRC, which provides excellent edge retention. Aogami Super Nashiji-finished Bunka Knife with Japanese Rosewood Handle The edge is specially formed like a clam (or HAMAGURI …

Arched & Long 390mm Sakai Takayuki ZANGETSU Sakimaru-Yanagiba Knife

ZANGETSU, arched-shape chef knife series, is forged and sharpened carefully one by one by skillful craftsmen in Sakai. The long blade shows its stylish arched shape, recreating the element of the traditional Japanese swords. Stylish Arched-Shape Blade (390mm)   This Ginsan or Silver paper (Gingami) No.3 Steel knives are made of fine Japanese Steel Company …

Shigeki Tanaka Arch-shaped “Hakata” Knives with Damascus Texture

The Shigeki Tanaka “HAKATA” knives have a traditional & stylish arched shape, that is said one of the legendary Japanese Santoku knives which were made at Hakata area in Kyushu, JAPAN long time ago. VG-10 Damascus Hakata Knife The VX-10 blade is made of Nickel Damascus-patterned blades with a core of VG-10 stainless steel for …

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 …

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