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[Special for Left-handed] Sakai Takayuki ENTEN Arch-shaped Ginsan Damascus Sakimaru(Sashimi) Knives

The ENTEN Sakimaru Takohiki Sashimi Knife for Left-handed persons is our special order item, which features stylish Arched-shape with rare Ginsan Suminagashi-Damascus texture, which is forged and sharpened carefully one by one by skillful craftsmen in Sakai. Stylish Arched-Shape Ginsan Damascus Blade The combination of Ginsan stainless core & Damascus texture & Arched-shape is quite …

Shigeki Tanaka HABAKIRI SG2/R2 Damascus Knives with Ebony Handle

Shigeki Tanaka SG2 Damascus (HABAKIRI) Slicers with white-ringed Ebony Wood handle that represents high-status feature beautiful Damascus-patterned blades with a core of SG2 (Super Gold 2) micro carbide powder stainless steel, known as one of the hardest blade steel in the world, min.63 Rockwell scale(HRC). This Black-finished Japanese SG2 stainless steel is one of the …

Daisuke Nishida Shirogami No.1 Damascus Chef’s Knives with Special Custom Handles

Daisuke’s Damascus blades with special handles are made with an inner core of Yasuki’s traditional Hagane — Shiroko / White Paper No.1 Hard Steel, which has been widely used for a very long time in Japan — supportedly by a layer of softer persistent steel for an exceptionally sharp and smooth cutting experience. Of particular …

Yoshimi Kato R2 Black Damascus Chef Knives with Classic Urushi Lacquered Oak Handle

We’re pleased to introduce Yoshimi Kato SG2/R2 Damascus Knives with classic urushi lacquered oak handle. This series features beautiful Damascus-patterned blades with very hard R2 core, which provides excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge. The handle is made of Half Rounded Octagonal Oak Wood dyed Japanese Lacquered (Urushi) for beauty and durability. Mr. Yoshimi …

Japanese Traditional Version of GINGA 69-Layer ZA-18 Damascus Chef Knives by Sakai Takayuki

The Japanese traditional handle versions of GINGA ZA-18 Damascus knives has successfully been launched, good combination of blade color and traditional urushi handle. These knives have a seriously sharp edge, extremely hard (hardness : 61-63 HRC), excellent edge retention and a light center balanced feel. The blades are crafted out of a 69-layer Damascus Stainless steel …

Kei Kobayashi R2 Special Finished Chefs Knives with Red-Ring Octagonal Rosewood Handle

Kei’s Knives feature special-finished blades with a core of SG2 (Super Gold 2 or R2) Micro Carbide Powder Stainless Steel for professional. The blade provides excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge as well as its beautifulness. The hairline finished blade with skilled Kobayashi’s technique provides sharper edge than that by other craftspersons, and the …

Beautiful Wave Art Mirrored Honyaki Kiritsuke Yanagiba Knives by Yoshihiro

This Honyaki Kiritsuke Yanagiba with WAVE texture is one of the hard-to-get and hard-to-make items. Please be noted that the leadtime is very unpredictable if the current stock is sold out. The blacksmith is known the top in Sakai to forge honyaki (water-quenched) knives in Japan. There is said no one to compare to him …

Back in stock! Razor-Sharp Shigeki Tanaka Aogami No.2 Damascus Gyuto Chef Knives 240mm

Due to very limited inventory and their popularity, the legendary Gyuto by Shigeki Tanaka are expected sold out as soon as they got in stock. The Shigeki Tanaka Aogami Damascus Gyuto series feature beautiful Damascus-patterned blades with a core of Blue Paper (Aogami or Aoko) No.2 Steel, known as prime high carbon steel. Chef Knife …

Takeshi Saji Popular VG10 Damascus Chinese Cooking Knives got in stock!

Takeshi Saji’s Chinese Cooking Knives with VG10 Damascus-patterned blades have gotten in stock again. This series provides excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge as well as its beautifulness and unique design with custom-made feeling. The surface of the blade is black-finished to highlight the Damascus texture for more elegance. The stylish handle on the …

NEW! Yu Kurosaki SENKO-EI Slicers with Ebony & Turquoise Custom Handle

We’re pleased to announce to you that New Yu Kurosaki SENKO-EI with Ebony & Turquoise Custom handle has been first launched in the Hocho-Knife store. The stylish custom handle on the knife is hand crafted out of turquoise & ebony wood, a high-grade, clean, very hard and enormously durable material that will last decades. It …

Popular 210mm Version debuted – Shojiro Unique Kurouchi Chef’s Knives with Bamboo Handle

We’re pleased to announce that most popular line – 210mm blade version – have been successfully added to Shojiro’s all-purpose knife series. The Shojiro’s all-purpose kitchen knives are unique in shape, with blades made by the traditional Japanese “Sohi-zukuri” method and handles made of old-fashioned bamboo. “Sohi-zukuri” is an ancient Japanese traditional method of making …

Newly Launched ! Takeshi Saji R2 Black Damascus Chef Knives with Brown Antler Handle

Takeshi Saji SG2/R2 Damascus series feature Damascus-patterned blades with a core of SG2 (Super Gold 2 or R2) Micro Carbide Powder Stainless Steel for professional with a hardness of approx. 63 HRC, which provides excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge as well as its beautifulness and unique design with custom-made feeling. The stylish handle …

Sakai Takayuki Epic Kanji-Gallery-Engraved Deba for Special

The Kanji-Gallery-Engraved Deba “Shushi-Ikkan” 360mm is gorgeously engraved with a lot of Kanji characters dedicated for Sushi, which is made for special and is only one single piece in our stock. Hand-Engraved Epic Sushi-Kanji-Gallery on the Blade   The beautiful traditional picture or kanji characters on the blade is carefully hand-engraving by the skilled craftsperson, …

Japanese Shiny-Red Traditional Version of KUROKAGE Non-Stick Coating VG10 Chef Knives by Sakai Takayuki

The Japanese Shiny-Red handle versions “KOUSEKI” of KUROKAGE (“shadow black” in Japanese) Non-Stick Coating knives are very popular, because of good combination of blade color and traditional urushi handle.  Surprisingly the KUROKAGE is more evolutionarily advanced than well-known MAC Non-Stick Coating knives. Because the hammered concavo-convex texture encourages the non-stick function and because the blade …

Yu Kurosaki GEKKO Super-hard HAP40 Chef Knives

Yu Kurosaki Moon Light – GEKKO – series is crafted out of HAP40 Powdered High-Speed Steel made by HITACHI Metals,ltd, one of the hardest blade steel in the world. This material provides extremely hard, abrasion resistance, edge retention compared to the any other materials as Aogami Super, ZDP189 and SG2(R2). The handles on these knives …

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