You’ve likely already heard about how wonderful Japanese knives are, but do you know why this is so? The truth is, Japanese knives are some of the most sought-after cooking knives in the world, and they are popular with both professional chefs and everyday cooking enthusiasts alike. There are hundreds of Japanese knives on the market today, and one of the things people love the most about them is how long they last, not to mention how reliable they are.
High carbon steel can be sharpened to a razor-sharp edge and maintain that edge for generally a very long time. However, the higher the carbon content the more brittle a knife becomes. Additionally, as the name suggest, stainless steel is much easier to maintain than high carbon steel. High carbon steel knives need to be wiped down right after use.
One of the largest differences between western style knives and traditional Japanese knives is the bevel. While western style knives are sharpened at an angle on both sides creating a V, Japanese knives are sharpened at an angle on only one side, more like a chisel レ.
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The breadth of options when you just begin looking can be overwhelming. Our job is to help educate and make that choice more straightforward. Learn about the history, process, materials and design of knife making in Japan.
Japanese knives are thin but strong, long-lasting, and very versatile. In our blogs, you’ll learn all about Japanese knives, from how they’re made to how long they’ve been around and so much more. We’ll teach you how to take excellent care of your knives or how to best use them. Even if you’ve used Japanese knives in the past, you’re sure to find some helpful information here.
Regardless of the specific type of Japanese knife you’re looking for, you can learn about its history, its design, and everything you need to know before deciding if you want to purchase it. You’ll also learn about comparisons between different Japanese knives, so if you’ve narrowed down your choices to a few different knives, this blog just might help you make the right choice.
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