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Goh Umanosuke Yoshihiro Damascus Ginsan Silver 3 Steel Yanagiba Knife with Saya Cover

The Suminagashi Ginsan series feature beautiful Damascus-patterned blades with a core of Ginsan or Silver paper (Gingami) No.3 Stainless Steel. The knife is made of fine Japanese Steel Company Hitachi’s Special Stainless Steel which makes similar sharpness, edge retention as Carbon Steel. Sharpness, Soft usage feeling and Unparalleled durability with Rust-resistance supported by the experience …

Sakai Takayuki Aoniko Traditional & High Grade Japanese Style Knives

Sakai Takayuki Aoko or Blue Paper No.2 Steel Knife series are made from famous Yasugi steel, known as prime high carbon steel, which has been widely used for a long time in Japan. This material has highest wear resistance and toughness because of special hardness. Very good choice for high end Japanese kitchen knives. Speaking …

Sakai Takayuki Honyaki VG10 Stainless Dragon Engraved Japanese Yanagiba Knives with Saya

This VG10 Honyaki Knives with Dragon engraving are made from 100% single material VG-10 stainless steel for professional chefs, which provides excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge as well as its beautifulness. In addition, the full VG10 blade is forged through Honyaki process, so the edge gets very hard and retains its sharpness for …

Yu Kurosaki SHIZUKU R2(SG2) Hammered Chef Knives

Yu Kurosaki SHIZUKU series are crafted out of SG2 (Super Gold 2 or R2) micro carbide powder stainless steel, one of the hardest blade steel in the world, which provides excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge as well as its beautifulness. The blade surface has unique & artistic SHIZUKU hammered texture which conjures droplets …

Goh Umanosuke Yoshihiro Suminagashi Aogami #1 Damascus Sakimaru-Takohiki Sashimi Knife with Saya Cover

The Suminagashi (special damascus) pattern of Goh Umanosuke Yoshihiro is more beautiful than those of any other damascus knives.  In addition, this Yoshihiro blade is made with a core of Blue Paper (Aogami or Aoko) No.1 Steel, known as Japanese prime high carbon steel as “Yasugi Hanage”. Please be noted that the combination of Aogami …

Hattori KD30 COWRY-X 121 Layered Damascus Knives (80 year-old-anniv. Limited Version)

The HATTORI SAN 121 Layered KD30 Damascus series feature unsurpassed quality of performance and the highest consumer properties, and specially produced in commemoration of the 80-year-old anniversary of Ichiro Hattori, one of the famous master blacksmith in Japan.   The core cutting layer is made of COWRY X steel (contains 3% carbon, 0.3% vanadium, 1% …

Shigeki Tanaka Swordlike Arciformed Aogami No.2 Damascus Sakimaru-Takohiki Sashimi Knives

The Shigeki Tanaka Aogami Swordlike Knife series feature beautiful Damascus-patterned blades with a core of Blue Paper (Aogami or Aoko) No.2 Steel, known as prime high carbon steel, specifically developed for tools and knives. The blade shows its stylish arched shape, recreating the element of the traditional Japanese sword. This material has highest wear resistance …

Hard-to-get MASAMOTO KS3124 Chef Knife (Gyuto) 240mm, only a few pieces in stock now

Very popular and hard-to-get MASAMOTO Honkasumi Gyokuhaku-ko Chef Knife (Gyuto)240mm, a few pieces in stock. This gyuto 240mm KS3124 has been back-ordered for approx. a year because their traditional-beautility & popularity. But, now is the extremely rare chance to purchase the valuable blades just for you. Again, the stock is very limited, and we hope …

Mt.Fuji-on-Wave Mirrored Honyaki Water-Quenched Yanagiba Knife by Togashi Kenji – Sakai Takayuki

This Honyaki knife with Mt.Fuji on wave is the quite hard-to-get and hard-to-make item.  The blacksmith is “Togashi Kenji” in Sakai, known as one of the most acclaimed traditional craftsmen, capable of making water-quenched honyaki knives of superb quality with a Mount Fuji patterned hamon. Their high hardness and excellent heat treatment make them tools …

Takeshi Saji TORII & Mt.FUJI Japanese Traditional Makie-Art Colored Damascus Chef Knife

Takeshi Saji multi-colored Damascus series feature Damascus-patterned blades with a core of Aoko or Blue Paper (Aogami) No.2 high-carbon steel that is clad with multiple layers of rust-resistant stainless steel,brass and copper. which provides a long-lasting edge as well as its beautifulness and unique multi-metal-colored texture. On the beautifully Japanese lacquered (Urushi-nuri) saya sheath and …

Hattori 80-Year-Old Anniversary Special VG10 Knives with Stylish Ironwood Handle, only 30pcs in the world !

This HATTORI SAN series — to celebrate the 80-year-old anniversary of Ichiro Hattori, one of the famous master blacksmith in Japan — is made of whole VG-10 stainless steel for professional which provides excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge as well as its beautifulness. * Please be noted that the stock is extremely limited. …

Goh Umanosuke Yoshihiro Honyaki Shirogami Steel with traditional water-quenched WAVE

The Mirrored Honyaki series is the TOP line of Goh Umanosuke Yoshihiro brand that has been cultivated through a long 600-year history by skilled craftsmen in Sakai, Japan. This mirror finished Shiroko or White Paper (Shirogami) #2 Steel Knife is made from famous Yasugi steel, known as prime high carbon steel, specifically developed for tools and knives.  Its …

Honyaki Knife Special Coverage debut!

We’re pleased to announce that the special feature page of Honyaki knives has been released with some new cool items. Honyaki knives are forged solely from one material: high-carbon steel (called “Hagane”). Generally the Hagane is White steel(Shirogami) or Blue steel(Aogami). The structure method used to make Honyaki knives is similar to that used to …

Shigeki Tanaka Ginsan Silver 3 Stainless Steel Damascus Yanagiba(Sashimi) Knife, the LAST ONE in stock

Shigeki Tanaka R2/SG2 Damascus Knives that represents high-status feature beautiful Damascus-patterned blades with a core of R2/SG2 (Super Gold 2) micro carbide powder stainless steel, known as one of the hardest blade in the world, minimum 63 Rockwell scale(HRC). 210mm, 240mm, 270mm Gyuto (Chef Knife)  Speaking to the Walnut handle, the Japanese-Style Octagonal figure fits …

MASAMOTO KS Honkasumi Gyokuhaku-ko Knives with Japanese Style Handle

Masamoto “KS” Hon-Kasumi Gyokuhaku-ko (White Steel) series are made to put soft kitchen knife iron on traditional TAMA-HAGANE which is made with the much-treasured secret the materials of the iron selected carefully from Masago iron sand of the historical San-in district in Japan. Sharpness, Soft usage feeling and Unparalleled durability supported by the experience through …

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