Made-in-Japan Kitchen Knives "Hocho"— generally called Sashimi or Sushi Knives・Japanese chef knife — with Excellent Design and Unparalleled Tradition.
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Greatest Attraction of Honyaki Knives

The distinctive feature of a Sakai knife is in the combining of jigane and hagane. Starting with single-edged, layered knives, swordsmiths of the early Meiji era who during sword prohibition found themselves unable to forge swords, began to use their techniques to forge knives, hoping to fix the shortcomings of these knives and starting the …

Why Honyaki Knives Created in Japan?

Other than Western-style kitchen knives generally made in Western countries and Honyaki knives in Japan, most of Japanese kitchen knives are often composite knives forged with Hagane(steel) steel and Jigane(soft iron). This composite structure is ideal for knives that will be sharpened on a whetstone. But one specific problem – which does not occur with …

Misuzu Stylish VG10 Brass-Urushi Kiritsuke Kitchen Knives

The Misuzu VG10 Core series feature stylish sharp form with a core of VG10 high carbon stainless steel with a hardness of 60-61 HRC, which provides excellent edge retention. The unique san-mai awase double-edged blade are fully handmade by master sharpener Yamato Miyawaki. The handles on these knives are rounded magnolia wood dyed Japanese lacquered …

Japanese Style Kitchen Knives used in French Restaurant?

Although western style knives are very popular, Japan has its own unique and amazingly sharp Japanese kitchen knives. The other day, a monthly meeting of cutlery wholesaler mates was held at a French restaurant where a member’s son works as a chef. Both the food and the wine were tasty, and just as everyone was …

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