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Do you know what fish is the most popular in Japan?

Do you know what fish is the most popular in Japan? Of course Tuna is one of the most popular in the world. But for a long time from Edo era, TAI (Sea Bream) is the king of fish for Sushi and Sashimi in Japan.The TAI in the picture is around 80cm long! Of course it is …

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 …

Feature on LEFT handed kitchen knives

  A lot of LEFT-handed persons have given us their serious voice for kitchen knives with special blades that are finished for LEFT-handed. To answer for them, we’ve develop a special page for LEFT-handed kitchen knives. We’d appreciate it if you could advise us about the feature. Thank you and best regards, All the Hocho-Knife staff ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ …

What is Big Merits of purchasing in Hocho-Knife store?

Why do you feel the Big Merits when you visit to purchase in Hocho-Knife store? We always give this question to ourselves, to think about and realize customer benefits, because you, our customer, take the time to visit our store to see the contents.The following 3 reasons are our strengths, we believe, comparing to other …

Hocho-Knife site design Updated

We’re pleased to announce that our Japanese Kitchen Knife specialized site has been updated with a graphical slide. We’d much appreciate it if you could visit the updated page to give us your advice / comment.   Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have any question.   Thank you so much and best regards, …

Hocho-Knife Official Newsletter

*Don’t miss a special present for Limited new subscribers by the end of February! Our Official Newsletter delivers Limited & Hidden Topics of the Made-in-Japan kitchen knives, Unknown Japanese food culture and Other unmissable information for You SPECIALLY! Don’t hesitate to subscribe to the Official Newsletter.        >>Read More 

Concern upon Sushi Preparation Techniques

Today, we’re pleased to introduce the “Sushi Skills Institute”. More than 50,000 sushi restaurants are said outside Japan. And it is concerned that sushi preparation techniques have not kept pace with the rapid sushi boom and market expansion, and many accidents are caused by incorrectly prepared and handled raw fish. No matter which country, it …

Annual Cutlery Festival in SEKI city, JAPAN

SEKI is a small historical city in GIFU prefecture, but an important production center of the Japanese kitchen knives. The 47th annual cutlery festival was successfully held on 11-12th October. The weather was fortunately good, while a super tyhoon VONGFONG is forecasted to seriously hit Japan on 13-14th. Many people came from around the world, to …

Unique Dimpled Hocho Brand, Glestain

Glestain knives have unique dimples in the blade’s surface. The dimples reduce surface tension between the blade and the food being cut, allowing faster, easier, and more efficient cutting. The Glestain All-Stainless knives are made in Japan by Honma Kagaku, immediately recognizable by their unique design. “Dimples” in the blade’s surface reduce surface tension between …

Champion Knife

The Tamahagane SAN Kyoto series are revered as “Champion knives” after being used by the Champion of “BOCUSE d’Or 2009” only one international cook-off. Tamahagane Kyoto Damascus Stainless Knife series are quite high quality, extremely sharp, hard, and durable for professional use. The 63 Layers Damascus and it’s beautiful design must impress you by the …

Sword Style Japanese Knife

Today, I’d like introduce you, a discriminating customer, who are looking for a SWORD Style Cool Japanese Knife. http://www.hocho-knife.com/sakai-takayuki-17-layer-damascus-kiritsuke-yanagiba-sashimi-300mm/ The 17-layer Damascus Kiritsuke YANAGIBA(SASHIMI) Knives are crafted out of a 17 layer VG10 damascus steel. These knives have a seriously sharp edge, extremely hard (HRC: 60), excellent edge retention and a light center balanced feel. Its …

Super Cutting Show with Japanese Kitchen Knives

Using a razor sharp Japanese kitchen knife “Hocho”, a chef showed an amazing Super Cutting demonstration.     Such a skill is said not so special but a basic technique acquired from a training to be a true Japanese cuisine chef. Do you think that it is true?   Visit the Hocho-Knife online shop for …

“Washoku” to be Intangible Cultural Heritage

“Washoku” — traditional Japanese cuisine — is now likely to be designated by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.Japan will become only the second nation after France to have its national cuisine designated heritage status.Please refer to the following contents,http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00869andhttp://www.nippon.com/en/genre/culture/l00052As you know, Razor-Sharp Japanese Kitchen Knives are essential for the sophisticated Japanese Cuisine, especially Sushi …

Traditional Blacksmith’s Factory in Sakai City, Osaka, JAPAN

MIZUNO Blacksmith’s Factory is said the only one traditional factory existing in Sakai using ancient bellows to forge metal for Hocho(kitchen knives) and Katana(swords). Therefore it is officially allowed to provide the swords of Yokozuna, the highest-rank Sumo wrestlers, including the current Yokozuna HAKUHO.Kitchen knives made in Sakai have been having for a long time …

Welcome to our “Hocho-Knife” Official Blog

Hello, I’m the shop owner of Japanese Kitchen Knives. Do you know what a Kitchen Knife is called in Japan? Of course “Hocho”, you know 🙂 The “Hocho”, Japanese Kithen Knives, are generally known by professional chefs as the most Razor-Sharp ones in the world. In addition to that, they have gotten to known as a important part of Japanese culture …

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