Japanese Kitchen Knives
Following the centuries-old traditions and ancient samurai techniques, Japan has been producing knives of the highest quality for many years. Unfortunately, the shelves of our stores are mostly littered with cheap consumer goods, and real Japanese knives are rare and almost inaccessible. Therefore, we decided to bridge this gap and offer you a wide range of branded Japanese kitchen knives both for home use and for professional cooks. You will be amazed at the quality and sharpness of Japanese knives. Of course, like any quality product, Japanese knives are not cheap. But remember that a good knife will serve you for decades and bring true pleasure every time you pick it up. We guarantee that when you try these knives in practice, you will never want to exchange them for ordinary ones. It is very difficult to find a person who has never heard of the famous Japanese katana sword. Their magnificent properties - the incredible strength of the blade, razor sharpness and exquisite beauty - have been admired by edged weapons specialists for many centuries. The secrets of steelmaking, hardening and forging blades, the manufacture of handles, Japanese gunsmiths traditionally pass on from generation to generation, from father to son. A number of families have been making knives for 500–700 years, for example, the Hiromoto clan from the city of Seki has been engaged in this fishery for 780 years. But time does not stand still - swords are no longer used on the battlefield and moved to museums and private collections, and gunsmiths transferred their centuries-old experience to more peaceful products - kitchen knives. Japanese kitchen knives in a number of parameters are very different from European ones - this is hardening to extra-hardness of 63-64 HRC units, and a variety of sharpening, and the number of models for different works. The technique of working with these knives is also different: this is not only the “right grip” and the cutting technique, but also the organization of the workplace - for example, it is advisable to use only wooden (preferably end) cutting boards. Traditionally, Japanese knives are made of very hard high-carbon steel. Many well-known Japanese companies develop and use their own steel grades for the production of knives. The traditions of Japanese cuisine are such that it is the sharpness of the knife that occupies the most important place. The high hardness of the knife blades allows them to be sharpened at a very sharp angle (up to 10 degrees) - as a result, the blade is truly razor sharp. A direct consequence of the use of very hard steel is the wide distribution among Japanese knives of multilayer blades, including damask ones. This design implies the presence of a solid core with a perfectly sharp cutting edge and softer linings that eliminate the main disadvantage of high-carbon steels - fragility. The magnificent appearance of damask covers is another advantage that is very appreciated by both manufacturers and buyers, because in Japanese culture a lot of attention is paid to external harmony and sophistication. In Japan, the number of manufacturers of high-quality kitchen knives is in the tens, the most famous of which are: Aritsugi, Al Mar, Anryu, Carter Murray, Clobal, Dojo, Fukumoto, Glestain, Hattori, Hiromoto, Itou, Ittosai, Fujiwara, Kato, Kanetsugu, Kumagoro, Kobayashi , Kohetsu, Masamoto, Misono, Moritaka, Masahiro, Mac, Nenox, Ryusen, Shun, Suisin, Sanetu, Sakon, Sugimoto, Shiki, Shigefusa, Tanrenjo Mizuno, Tadafusa, Tojiro, Takeda, Takamura, Takeo Murato, Watanabe, they all produce Yoshikane - supremely decent knives.