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Yoshimi Kato R2 Black Damascus Chef Knives with Gorgeous Metal-Ring Oak White-Resin Handle

Yoshimi Kato SG2/R2 Damascus Knives with Gorgeous Metal-Ring Oak White-Resin Handle have been launched. They are very stylish and will have a substantial presence in your collection. This series features beautiful Damascus-patterned blades with very hard R2 core, which provides excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge. Mr. Yoshimi Kato, one of the most promising …

Takeshi Saji VG10 Rainbow-Colored Damascus Chef Knives with Orange Antler Handle

Takeshi Saji Rainbow-colored VG10 Damascus series feature special blades with a core of VG-10 stainless steel cladded 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 with custom-made feeling. The stylish handle of the knife is hand crafted out of …

Yoshimi Kato Aogami Super Nashiji Chef’s Knife Gyuto with Black Cherry Octagonal Handle

Yoshimi Kato Aogami Super NASHIJI series feature beautiful NASHIJI(Pear skin 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. The edge is specially formed like a clam (or HAMAGURI in Japanese), which shape helps release foods and cut smoothly. The …

Sakai Takayuki VG10 Stylish Damascus Hammered Honesuki (Boning Knives) with Japanese Handle

We’re pleased to introduce new faces of 33 Layered Damascus Knives with stylish shape by Sakai Takayuki. The asymmetric damascus pattern between the front and back side make the knife quite remarkable. So, we highly recommend you to once experience the excellent performance and beautility of the Damascus knives. The Damascus Knives are crafted out …

Kanetsune Traditional Taste Aogami No.2 Damascus Chef Knives with Japanese Rosewood Handle

KANETSUNE KC-460 series feature beautiful Damascus-patterned blades with a core of popular Blue Paper (Aogami or Aoko) No.2 Steel for professional which provides excellent edge retention, good for home use as well. The handle is made of Japanese traditional and beautiful D-shaped Red Sandalwood. Gyuto (Chef’s Knife) Nakiri (Vegetable knife) KANETSUNE has been cultivated in …

Yu Kurosaki SENKO Rare White Turquoise Custom Knife Series

Yu Kurosaki SENKO Stylish White Turquoise Custom Knives are lined up & available for sale in the Hocho-Knife store. The custom handle on the knife is hand crafted out of turquoise, an odorless, clean, antibacterial and enormously durable material that will last decades. It is so easy to grip and it’s weight is very well …

Shigeki Tanaka “KYOKKO (Aurora)” 33-Layer VG10 Damascus Chef’s Knives with Western Handle

“KYOKKO” is a word of good omen, the rising sun in Japanese, or “Aurora” in English. The Shigeki Tanaka KYOKKO (“Aurora”) series feature 33 Layered Damascus blade with a core of VG-10 stainless steel, which provides excellent rust resistance and a long-lasting edge as well as its beautifulness. These masterpieces are carefully forged & finished …

New Face! Takeshi Saji R2 Mirror Hammered Stylish Bunka Knife with Austerely Elegant Karin Handle

The new face of Takeshi Saji austerely elegant Karin handle hammer-patterned R2 blades, – Bunka Knife 180mm –  has been released! The blades 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 …

Japanese Kurouchi Chopper Knives with Long Lacquered Oak Handle by Sakai Takayuki

Sakai Takayuki Black-colored (Kurouchi) Chopper Knives have unique & attractive figure. The blades 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 …

The Longest 480mm ZANGETSU Mirror Arched Sakimaru Knives by Sakai Takayuki

The new version of ZANGETSU have suscessfully launched with 480mm & 450mm mirrored blades, longer than any other kichen knife in the world (except tuna-kiri). The blades show their stylish arched shape, recreating the element of the traditional Japanese swords, are forged and sharpened carefully one by one by skillful craftsmen in Sakai. Stylish Arched-Shape Mirror …

Daisuke Nishida Shirogami No.1 Kurouchi Black-finished Chef’s Knives

Daisuke’s Kurouchi Black-finished (Kurouchi) blades 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 note is …

Yu Kurosaki SENKO Firework-textured Chef Knife Series with Stylish Blue Turquoise Custom Handle

Yu Kurosaki SENKO series — have Stylish Turquoise Custom handle & unique hammered texture blade which conjures numerous Japanese fireworks — are lined up & available for sale. The custom handle on the knife is hand crafted out of turquoise, an odorless, clean, antibacterial and enormously durable material that will last decades. It is so easy …

Shigeki Tanaka HAKATA Style Arch-Shaped Chef Knives made of Ginsan Stainless Steel

Shigeki Tanaka “HAKATA” knives have a traditional & stylish arched shape, that is said one of the legendary Japanese Santoku knives which were made at Hakata area in Kyushu, JAPAN long time ago. The blade is made of Ginsan or Silver paper (Gingami) No.3 Steel blades, fine Japanese Steel Company Hitachi’s Special Stainless Steel which …

Yu Kurosaki GEKKO Chef Knives with Super-hard HAP40 Steel Edge

Yu Kurosaki Moon Light – GEKKO – series are 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 …

Back in stock! Takeshi Saji VG10 Black Damascus Chef Knives with Brown Antler Handle

Takeshi Saji VG10 Damascus series feature beautiful black damascus blades with a core of VG-10 stainless steel for professional, 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 on the knife is hand crafted out of Antler (Deer horn) with metal …

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