Japanese Knife Stories

Discover the fascinating world of Japanese knives with our exciting blog! Delve into the rich history and traditions behind these renowned blades, learn about their unique features and uses, and explore the latest trends and innovations in the world of Japanese cutlery. Join us on a journey of discovery and appreciation for the art of Japanese knife-making.

Is Single Bevel Only Japanese?

Single bevel knives, known for unmatched precision, aren't exclusive to Japanese blades but exemplify their craftsmanship and edge superiority globally.

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How to Spot a Fake Japanese Knife

With the help of our in-depth tutorial, learn how to identify fake Japanese knives. Make sure you receive the genuine article and avoid being fooled by imitations.

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How to Choose Your First Japanese Knife

Learn about the craft of Japanese knifemaking and find your ideal fit. You can browse the many types and features with the help of our tutorial.

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5 Best Japanese Chef Knives for Plant-Based and Vegetarian Kitchens: Featuring Opinions from real-life experts on Japanese knife

Have you ever had a Chef vs. Vegetable moment in the kitchen? I certainly have. It's that unforgettable moment when your knife decides it wants to play "Hide and Seek"...

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Houchoushiki (庖丁式) - A ceremony that celebrates the art of Japanese Knives

The Houchoushiki ceremony is a beautiful celebration of Japan's knife culture. Originating from Edo period, it honors the skill of knife-making and supports the maintenance of such classic traditions.

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10 You-Might-Not-Know Facts about Japanese Kitchen Knives

Discover the intricacies of Japanese kitchen knives, from their unique blade shapes to their ergonomic handles. These knives are a must-have for any serious cook.

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What Kind of Knife Material is Best for Acidic Vegetables?

For cutting vegetables, a Japanese nakiri knife is the best choice. With its thin, sharp blade and double-beveled edge, it offers precision and accuracy.

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Cut Styles using Japanese Knives

Japanese knives have a wide range of cutting styles and techniques, each suited to specific types of food and cutting tasks. In addition, they are typically made with harder and...

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Nakiri, Deba, and Gyuto - Can they cut "soft" bones?

Cut soft bones with Nakiri, Deba, and Gyuto knives. Discover the craftsmanship and perfection that goes into making exquisite Japanese blades. Improve your knowledge right now!

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How often should I bring a knife for sharpening

Get the best sharpening frequency for your knives. Professional advice on how to maintain your blades sharp and effective. Further information is available by clicking here.

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Hand Sharpening Vs. Machine Sharpening: How to (and How Not to) Sharpen Your Knife

Learn how to sharpen your knives properly. Discover the skill of hand sharpening as well as the benefits and drawbacks of utilizing machinery to get a razor-sharp edge.

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About Mr. Ueta’s Injury and His Work

Read the inspiring story of Mr. Ueta, a Japanese knife craftsman who overcame a life-changing injury and continues to create exquisite knives today.

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Corrosion vs. Oxidation

Delve into the realm of Japanese knives as we unravel the battle between corrosion and oxidation. Explore effective blade care techniques to preserve their performance and extend their lifespan. Protect...

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10 Reasons to Buy a Japanese Knife

Find out why Japanese knives are a chef's best friend! Learn the top 10 reasons why they're a must-have in any kitchen, from their unparalleled sharpness to their beautiful craftsmanship.

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Choosing Sharpening Stones for Japanese Knives

Discover the secrets to sharpening Japanese knives like a pro! Learn how to choose the right sharpening stones and achieve razor-sharp edges.

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10 Benefits of Buying a Japanese Knife

Unleash your inner chef with a Japanese knife. Discover 10 benefits, from razor-sharp precision to stunning craftsmanship. Upgrade your culinary game now.

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List of Ideas to Engrave On a Knife

Looking for unique ways to personalize your Japanese knife? Check out our list of creative ideas to engrave on your prized kitchen tool. Read now!

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The Anatomy of a Knife – Everything You Need to Know about Parts of a Japanese Knife

Discover the anatomy of a Japanese knife and gain a deeper understanding of its construction, components, and how they affect its performance. Read more!

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Difference between Sharpener and Whetstone

Sharpening your knives at home? Learn the crucial difference between a sharpener and a whetstone to ensure your knives stay razor sharp. Read now!

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Knives for Sushi at Home

Take your sushi-making game to the next level with our guide to the best Japanese knives for sushi at home. Read now and elevate your skills!

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Why are Japanese knives more expensive?

Discover the secrets behind the high price tag of Japanese knives, and why investing in one is worth every penny. Read more now!

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What is a Nakiri knife?

The Nakiri knife is a traditional Japanese vegetable knife with a rectangular blade that excels at slicing and dicing vegetables with precision.

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What are Santoku knives used for?

Santoku knives are a versatile Japanese kitchen knife used for slicing, dicing, and chopping fruits, vegetables, and boneless meats with ease.

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The Science Behind Why Knife Quality Matters for Food Taste

High-quality knives are made with superior materials and construction, resulting in better performance, longevity, and user safety."

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Everything you need to know about the History of Japanese Knives

Japanese knives have a rich history dating back to the ancient samurai era and are renowned for their superior craftsmanship and cutting performance.

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How to Sharpen a Knife Using a Whetstone

Sharpening a knife with a whetstone involves soaking the stone, maintaining the correct angle, and using a honing guide to achieve a sharp edge.

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Do I need a sashimi or yanagiba knife for sushi?

A sashimi or yanagiba knife is essential for making sushi due to its long, thin blade that allows for precise cuts of fish and other ingredients.

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