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Value SET of Sakai Takayuki Popular 33 Layered Damascus Knives with Beautiful Japanese Style Handle

We’re pleased to announce some value SETs (up to 10 pcs) of popular 33 Layered Damascus Knives with Beautiful Japanese Style Handle by Sakai Takayuki. 10 knife SET of 33 Layered Damascus Knives 7 knife SET There are some other sets (9pcs, 8pcs and 5 pcs) in this series. >> Check the details The 33-layer …

End of Fiscal Year SALE | 25%OFF – Powered Coupon – Get benefit of strong US$

The End of Fiscal Year SALE is held on June 26~30. Right now, you can get a Benefit of Strong US$. Don’t miss the quite good opportunity! up to 25% OFF | Powered Coupon | On-Time Express Shipping     (1) 7.00%~5.00% OFF Special Powered Coupon for the Deals     (2) 7.00% OFF of Volume discount …

Back in Stock! Daisuke Nishida Traditional Kurouchi Black-finished Chef’s Knives

Daisuke’s Kurouchi Black-finished (Kurouchi) blades are back in stock at better price than ever. 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 …

End of Fiscal Year SALE | 25%OFF – Powered Coupon – Get benefit of strong US$

The End of Fiscal Year SALE is held on June 21~25. Right now, you can get a Benefit of Strong US$. Don’t miss the quite good opportunity! up to 25% OFF | Powered Coupon | On-Time Express Shipping     (1) 7.00%~5.00% OFF Special Powered Coupon for the Deals     (2) 7.00% OFF of Volume discount …

Impressive Review from Customer

A review from our customer was posted in our site, and impressed us very much.  This time we’re pleased to introduce it in full with a thankful heart to him. “If you are reading this, you may be asking yourself can’t I buy one of those $200 knives and get the same thing. I once …

Kei Kobayashi R2 Damascus Special Black Finished Chefs Knives with Beautiful Graded Effect

Kei Kobayashi’s knives are sometimes said the best as your important present because of his outstanding beautiful finishing work in details. We’re pleased to introduce his more sophisticated damascus blades with beautiful graded effect. Kei’s Knives feature 63 Layer Damascus-patterned & Black-finished blades with a core of SG2 (Super Gold 2 or R2) Micro Carbide …

New! Fujiwara Kanefusa Kurouchi Damascus White Steel Chef Knives

Fujiwara Kanefusa WB Kurouchi Hamon Series has unique wavy Damascus pattern & Kurouchi finished surface on the blade, made to put soft kitchen knife iron on Yasuki’s traditional Nihonko or Hagane — Shiroko / White Paper No.2 Steel — which has been widely used for a very long time in Japan. The material makes extreme …

Back in stock! Sakai Takayuki ZANGETSU Mirrored Honyaki Stainless Sakimaru-Yanagiba Knives

This ZANGETSU “Honyaki” Mirrored version is forged and sharpened carefully one by one by skillful craftsmen in Sakai. The long blade shows its stylish arched shape, recreating the element of the traditional Japanese swords. Stylish Arched-Shape Mirror Honyaki Blade (390, 360, 330 & 300mm)   The honyaki (water quenched) version cannot be mass-produced. They are …

Yoshimi Kato Aogami Super Kurouchi Chef’s Knives with Elegant Karin Lump Handle

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

Shigeki Tanaka Aogami No.2 Kurouchi Chef’s Gyuto Knives

The Shigeki Tanaka Aogami Kurouchi series feature beautiful KUROUCHI(Black finished) texture with a core of Blue Paper (Aogami or Aoko) No.2 Steel, known as prime high carbon steel, specifically developed for tools and knives. This material has highest wear resistance and toughness because of special hardness (hardness of 63-64 HRC). Very good choice for high …

New Yu Kurosaki SENKO-EI Stylish Shape R2 Chef Knives with Urushi Dark-Lacquered Handle

Yu Kurosaki SENKO-EI series feature its sharp-pointed shape – “EI (sharp)” or “EIJIN (sharp knife)” in Japanese. And the shining surface has unique hammered texture which conjures numerous fireworks, “SENKO”. The handles on these knives are Half Rounded Octagonal Oak wood darker-dyed Japanese Lacquered (Urushi) that recalls the images of Japanese WABI taste. The blade …

Sakai Takayuki Homura Guren Yanagiba by Itsuo Doi – Aogami Kurouchi Hammered Chef Knives

Sakai Takayuki Homura Guren Yanagiba series features high quality Kurouchi knives hammer-forged by the skilled blacksmith Itsuo Doi using Blue 2 steel. Unique but tried and tested profiles, hand hammered finishes, and convex grinds make these lookers as well as performers. The Aoko or Blue Paper (Aogami) No.2 Steel Knife is made from famous Yasugi …

Restocked! Kei Kobayashi R2 Special Finished Chefs Knives

Some says Kei Kobayashi’s knives can be the best as your important present because of his outstanding beautiful finishing work in details. The special-finished version has been very popular with advanced blade finishing technique. Kei’s Knives feature special-finished blades with a core of SG2 (Super Gold 2 or R2) Micro Carbide Powder Stainless Steel for …

[Customer feedback] My order was on my doorstep (US) from Japan just 2 days after ordering

A customer wrote a feedback in his blog about his experience of purchasing a Japanese chef knife at our online store (Hocho-Knife.com), thanks! The article seems helpful especially for first-time buyers, who intend to buy items at the store but have vague feeling of anxiety. — I know I am not the only one that …

The final piece of Stylish Damascus MIYAKO – Slicer (Sujihiki) 240mm

We’re pleased to announce to you that the Miyako damascus slicer (sujihiki) 240mm — the final piece of this Miyako series — has newly been launched for many awaiting customers. The 33 layer Damascus stainless steel is gorgeously used to craft these beautiful cutlery  and matte finish is applied after mirror polishing to achieve a …

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