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05/03/2019

Japanese Productive Regions for Kitchen Knives

Japan is well-known to be an advanced country in technology, including in the production of knives. Since the feudal era, Japan has developed “Katana”, a traditionally made Japanese sword that was used by samurai. Sword itself is known as a first industrial art object that possessed a brand name. Sword making began in Japan after the manufacturing methods were imported to Japan through Mainland China and the Korean Peninsula. In Momoyama era, at the beginning swords were mainly manufactured at 5 regions in Japan (Soshu [Kanagawa], Bizen [Okayama], Yamato, [Nara],... Read More

04/02/2019

Western vs Japanese Knives

Blade Styles 1) Western VS Japanese Style Knives Almost every manufactures makes both Western and Japanese-style knives. What’s more, Japanese knives can also be made with either Western-style blades or handles, or even both. In other words, most companies offer a number of knives in Japanese and Western-style. Also, pretty much all European and American manufacturers produce various knives influenced by the Japanese-style. But, why are Japanese-style knives so special? Namely, the edge of their blade is more long-lasting and doesn’t need frequent sharpening thanks to the harder steel it... Read More

04/12/2018

Which whetstone should you choose

Widely recognised and known for their great qualities, Japanese whetstones, also referred to as waterstones, can be both natural and synthetic. These fine-grained stones can be used not only for sharpening Japanese blades, but also any other cutting tools So, there’s no need of buying a new set of knives. All you need is to purchase a whetstone. So, what’s so amazing about whetstones? The thing is that while sharpening knives with a whetstone, the surface particles are washed away pretty fast. This allows new particles, which are sharp, to... Read More

09/07/2018

Knives for Sushi at home

You can create Nigiri, Sushi Rolls and Sashimi, its up to you but the Knives you use are always the same   Cutting Fish When preparing any Sushi you need to ensure that the fish is cut correctly. This is best done with a Yanagi Knife. A Yanagi is a specialist Japanese knife for slicing pieces of fish for sushi and sashimi. The single bevel is to allow professional chefs more control to control the thickness of the sashimi slices and make sure the cut is perfect for presentation and the... Read More