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FOREVER Cherry Sakura Cera CERAMIC Knives for better durable sharpness than those by KYOCERA

We’re pleased to introduce a super durable ceramic knives made by FOREVER, a Japanese excellent company earning a reputation for technological excellence, realize much longer time cutting than those by KYOCERA and more clean to keep good hygienic control in your dining. The FOREVER Cherry Sakura Cera Ceramic knife series is perfect for effortlessly cutting almost …

Aogami Super Black-Finished Kurouchi Chef Knives by Takayuki Iwai in Takefu JAPAN

Takayuki Iwai 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. This series is forged by skilled blacksmiths, Takeshi and Takayuki Iwai with unique traditional hand-made-process of making knives. In addition, …

Limited for Black Friday, Japanese Sword-like Stylish Blue paper Steel Knife by Sakai Takayuki

Japanese Sword-like Stylish Aogami (Blue paper) Steel Yanagiba Knife by Sakai Takayuki has got in stock limitedly for Thanks Giving & Black Friday ! The “Genbu” special knife, recalling a Japanese sword feature, is made by the skilled blacksmith Itsuo Doi. He is a son of legendary blacksmith Keijiro Doi, whose family has produced some of the …

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 …

New face of Aogami Super Kurouchi Hammered Stylish Knives by Sakai Takayuki

We’re pleased to introduce to you a new face of the beautiful Aogami Super Kurouchi Hammered series by Sakai Takayuki, one of the cool & popular manufacturer with a long 600-year history by skilled craftsmen in Sakai, Japan. Chef Knife (Gyuto) 210mm This Sakai Takayuki Aogami Super Clad Kurouchi series feature beautiful KUROUCHI(Black) Tsuchime finished texture with a …

Premier Honyaki Water Quench Aogami Steel Knives by Sakai Takayuki newly in stock (Limited)

This Premier Honyaki Water Quench Aogami (Blue paper) Steel Knife Series by Sakai Takayuki has newly got in stock. Due to very limited inventory and their popularity, the knives are expected sold out soon. Don’t miss the special opportunity! The series is made from famous Yasugi steel, known as prime high carbon steel, specifically developed for …

Masamoto HC Japanese Virgin Carbon Steel Knife Series has newly joined (Limited Stock)

We’re pleased to announce that the Masamoto HC Japanese Virgin Carbon Steel Knife Series has joined in our store, in response to requests from our customers. The Masamoto “HC” series is made of pure Japanese Virgin Carbon Steel. The high carbon blade has extremely hard and sharp edge, but requires special care to avoid rusting …

New faces of Razor-sharp Shigeki Tanaka Aogami Blue No.2 Damascus Knife Series

The Shigeki Tanaka Aogami Damascus 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. Chef Knife (Gyuto) Petty Santoku This material has highest wear resistance and toughness because of special hardness (hardness of 63-64 HRC). Very …

Newly released INOX PRO all-stainless kitchen knives to keep good hygienic control in your dining

We’re pleased to introduce a newly released all Stainless Steel knife series by popular brand Sakai Takayuki, lighter for ladies / for long-time cooking and more clean to keep good hygienic control in your dining. The INOX PRO blade is made out of “INOX” AUS-8A Molybdenum Vanadium stainless steel – a popular Japanese stainless steel …

Blue Paper Steel (Aogami, Aoko) Knife Special Coverage updated

[updated] We’re pleased to announce that the special feature page of Blue Paper Steel (Aogami or Aoko) Knives has been updated with some attractive cool items. The Blue Paper Steel (“Aoko” or “Aogami” in Japanese) has high level stickiness and abrasion resistance thanks to chromium and tungsten, so it can keep you from worrying about chipping-off …

Richly All-made of famous Yasugi Aoko or Blue Paper No.2 Steel Blades in monosteel construction

We’re pleased to introduce an unique blade, all-made of famous Yasugi Aoko or Blue Paper (Aogami) No.2 Steel in monosteel construction. The Aoniko line is probably one of the best options out there, if you already have some experience with stainless Japanese kitchen knife, such as Misono UX10 or Sakai Takayuki Grand Chef, and wanted …

New faces of Sakai Takayuki Homura Taxus (Aogami 2 steel) with super-rare figure

We’re pleased to introduce some new faces of stylish Japanese Aogami (Blue paper) Steel series with super-rare figure made by Sakai Takayuki, one of the cool & popular manufacturer with a long 600-year history by skilled craftsmen in Sakai, Japan. Gyuto 210mm Petty Slicer(Sujihiki) Homura series are made by the skilled blacksmith Itsuo Doi. He is a …

Extra-Light-weight & Sophisticated Kitchen Knives attracting Ladies & Mothers

We’re pleased to introduce the extra-light-weight sophisticated kitchen knives to those who are looking for a best present for Mother’s day. The “Grand Chef” series are very easy to use for ladies and mothers from home cooking to professional cuisine because of being made of special stainless steel alloy which has very low impurities with highly …

Tatara-buki – the traditional Japanese process of Yasuki Hanage for knives & swords

Tatara-buki (or Tatara air blowing) is an ancient Japanese method for manufacturing iron. The tatara process has a history stretching back more than one thousand years, being a method for fabricating iron unique to Japan built up through the unceasing efforts of our ancestors. The word tatara itself seems originally to have meant fuigo, or …

All about Aogami (Blue Paper Steel), highly ranked material for kitchen knives

Introduction of Aogami, highly ranked material for Kitchen Knives We are going to share with you about “Blue Paper Steel”, the highly ranked material for cutlery steel known as “Aoko” or “Aogami” in Japanese. “Aogami” is an alloy steel made of Shirogami (or called “White Paper Steel”, a carbon steel with low content of impurities), mixed …

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