Traditional Japanese Knife

Traditional Japanese kitchen knives are hand-forged, usually with single beveled blades (single cutting edge or Kataba), and they are highly specialized for each ingredient and method of preparation. This type of kitchen knife appeared in Japan between 1603 and 1867 year (Edo Period). But even nowadays, many famous Japanese chefs use only traditional Japanese knives for cooking Washoku (Japanese cuisine) to achieve the best.

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This "no flashy" and naturally looking Bunka knife was made in the best tradition of the Japanese WABI-SABI concept (Simple Imperfect Beauty) by Hokiyama cutlery from the Tosa province in Japan. 170mm long Sanmai blade made by Hokiyama original clad forging method. Blade core steel is high-purity Hitachi Silver steel 3 (Silver 3 or Gin-san) stainless steel heat-treated up to 60-61 HRC. Elongated Octagonal handle made from natural Walnut.
114 USD
This hand-forged Mandai Kogetsu Gyuto knife was made by Goko Hamono (Yoshito Yamakawa) from Kashiwa City in Chiba Prefecture. 240mm long blade made from Korikin stainless steel (Korikin is proprietary stainless steel and heat-treat protocol developed by Goko Hamono), heat-treated up to 59-60HRC. Round shape handles made from natural Rosewood.
454 USD
This hand-forged Mandai Kogetsu Gyuto knife was made by Goko Hamono (Yoshito Yamakawa) from Kashiwa City in Chiba Prefecture. 210mm long blade made from Korikin stainless steel (Korikin is proprietary stainless steel and heat-treat protocol developed by Goko Hamono), heat-treated up to 59-60HRC. Round shape handles made from natural Rosewood.
387 USD
This beautiful hand-forged Gyuto knife was made by Hokiyama cutlery from the Tosa province on Shikoku Island of Japan. 240mm long special ROU-Wave Damascus blade (acid etching finish) has AUS10 core steel, heat-treated up to 59-60 HRC. Octagon handle made from natural Magnolia Wood and finished with traditional Japanese Burnt pattern Urushi lacquer.
235 USD
This beautiful hand-forged Nakiri knife was made by Hokiyama cutlery from the Tosa province on Shikoku Island of Japan. 165mm long special ROU-Wave Damascus blade (acid etching finish) has AUS10 core steel, heat-treated up to 59-60 HRC. Octagon handle made from natural Magnolia Wood and finished with traditional Japanese Burnt pattern Urushi lacquer.
185 USD
This beautiful hand-forged Nakiri knife was made by Hokiyama cutlery from the Tosa province on Shikoku Island of Japan. 165mm long special ROU-Wave Damascus blade (acid etching finish) has AUS10 core steel, heat-treated up to 59-60 HRC. Octagon handle made from natural Magnolia Wood and finished with traditional Japanese Urushi Black lacquer using a Gold Dust technique.
202 USD
This beautiful hand-forged Gyuto knife was made by Hokiyama cutlery from the Tosa province on Shikoku Island of Japan. Hammered texture (Tsuchi-me) on 210mm long Damascus blade has AUS10 core steel, heat-treated up to 59-60 HRC. Octagon handle made from natural Magnolia Wood and finished with traditional Japanese Urushi Black lacquer using a Gold Dust technique.
199 USD
This beautiful Kengata Sujihiki knife (Japanese Slicer) is made by a young and talented craftsman (blacksmith) from the Saitama Prefecture, Norifumi Yoshizawa. 245mm hand-forged, three-layer (san mai) blade, made from Takefu Special Steel Company Shiro2 carbon steel (not the same but similar to Shirogami#2) as the central core, sandwiched between two layers of softer stainless steel.  Japanese traditional shape handle made from Rosewood.
242 USD
This beautiful Gyuto knife is made by a young and talented craftsman (blacksmith) from the Saitama Prefecture, Norifumi Yoshizawa. 210mm hand-forged, three-layer (san mai) blade made from Hitachi Metals Blue Steel 2 (Aogami#2) as the central core, sandwiched between two layers of softer stainless steel.  Japanese traditional shape handle made from Rosewood.
224 USD
This beautiful Gyuto knife is made by a young and talented craftsman (blacksmith) from the Saitama Prefecture, Norifumi Yoshizawa. 240mm hand-forged, three-layer (san mai) blade made from Hitachi Metals Blue Steel 2 (Aogami#2) as the central core, sandwiched between two layers of softer stainless steel.  Japanese traditional shape handle made from Rosewood.
244 USD
This "OLD SCHOOL" Nakiri knife was made by Ichimonji Kichikuni of Sakai Genkichi brand from Sakai city in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. 180mm long blades are hand-forged in Japanese traditional method "Warikomi" (Inserted hard steel between softer steel) using Aichi Steel company stainless steel AUS8 as a core. Japanese-style knife handle made from Magnolia Wood with unique Japanese Negoro-Nuri Urushi finished.
133 USD 106 USD
This "OLD SCHOOL" Santoku knife was made by Sakai Genkichi from Sakai city in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. 180mm long blades are hand-forged in Japanese traditional method "Warikomi" (Inserted hard steel between softer) using high-purity Hitachi White steel 2 (Shirogami #2) carbon steel as a core. Japanese-style knife handle made from Magnolia Wood with unique Japanese Negoro-Nuri Urushi finished.
158 USD 127 USD
This "OLD SCHOOL" Santoku knife was made by Sakai Genkichi from Sakai city in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. 180mm long blades are hand-forged in Japanese traditional method "Warikomi" (Inserted hard steel between softer) using high-purity Hitachi White steel 2 (Shirogami #2) carbon steel as a core. Japanese-style knife handle made from Magnolia Wood with unique Japanese Akebono-Nuri Urushi finished.
158 USD 127 USD
This Sakai Takayuki Grand Chef series Petty knife was made by the world-famous Aoki Hamono Seisakusho Company from Sakai city in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. 180mm long blade is made from special highest-grade quality stainless steel (Extra hardness about HRC 61~62) from Bohler-Uddeholm company. The Magnolia wood (with Buffalo horn) handle made in Japanese-Style with a Hexagonal shape.
135 USD 115 USD
Baba Hamono Kagekiyo Gyuto knife is a high-end handcrafted knife made by the highest level of Japanese artisans awarded with the title - "Dentou Kogeshi" (Master of Traditional Craft) Sakai City, Japan. 240mm long and ultra-thin, perfectly tapered blades made from high-purity Hitachi Silver steel 3 (Silver 3 or Gin-san) high carbon content stainless steel at the core. Handle made from natural hand carved Walnut.
416 USD 374 USD
Baba Hamono Kagekiyo Gyuto knife is a high-end handcrafted knife made by the highest level of Japanese artisans awarded with the title - "Dentou Kogeshi" (Master of Traditional Craft) Sakai City, Japan. 240mm long, blade made from beautiful stainless Damascus steel, using high-purity steel VG10 as the central core. Japanese-style wood micarta handle
319 USD 287 USD
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