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Kaneshige Hamono

Founded in 1932, Kaneshige Hamono is over 90 years old and is located in Sakai City, one of the largest knife-producing areas in Japan. The company places a strong emphasis on quality management, particularly regarding the sharpness of the blade, the installation of handles, and educating the local community. We are eagerly awaiting our next shipment and can't wait to receive their exceptional products.

Founded in 1932, Kaneshige Hamono is over 90 years old and is located in Sakai City, one of the largest knife-producing areas in Japan. The company places a strong emphasis on quality management, particularly regarding the sharpness of the blade, the installation of handles, and educating the local community. We are eagerly awaiting our next shipment and can't wait to receive their exceptional products.

Experience the Quality of Kaneshige Knives

Take advantage of our Kaneshige paring knife featuring 67 layers of metal, which delivers extraordinary precision and high-grade performance, perfect for slicing and cutting.

As you slice and cut through a variety of foods using varying techniques with a Kaneshige knife, its quality and traditional style will instantly transport you back to the narrow, winding streets of Sakai City, Japan, lined with historic buildings. The city is the birthplace of today’s iconic Kaneshige knives, which are unparalleled in their functionality and elegance. Explore our broad selection of handcrafted Japanese Damascus steel kitchen knives at Hasu-Seizo.

Hasu-Seizo: Your Go-To Japanese Knife Source

Hasu-Seizo, started by a passionate husband and wife duo, was named after the Kanji forms of their firstborn, Hasu, and the wife’s grandfather Seizo. Our family-owned business takes pride in the selection of authentic Japanese kitchen knife makers we carry.

The individual knife makers we partner with are renowned as artisans of the highest caliber ‚ÄĒ ones who have spent decades perfecting their craft. If you have questions about any of our knives, we‚Äôll gladly guide you through our selection and help you choose the right blade for your needs. We offer free shipping on orders over $150. Experience the Hasu-Seizo difference by ordering our Kaneshige and other knives today!

Choosing the Right Japanese Paring Knife

When selecting a Japanese paring kitchen knife, consider the following aspects to find the best fit for your needs:

  1. Blade Length: Depending on the tasks you perform most frequently, choose a blade length that provides the right balance between control and reach. A 3-inch blade is ideal for detailed tasks, while a 5-inch blade offers more versatility.
  2. Handle Comfort: Look for a knife with a handle that fits comfortably in your hand. This will help you maintain control and reduce strain during extended use. You have the option of a western-style contoured handle with a full tang, or a Japanese-style handle with a partial tang depending on your preference.
  3. Steel Quality: High-carbon stainless steel blades offer the best combination of sharpness and durability. However, if you are looking for ease of maintenance, stainless steel is the way to go.

Its compact size makes the paring knife the ideal choice for tasks requiring detailed handwork. This versatile tool excels in peeling fruits and vegetables, ensuring smooth, even results. When it comes to segmenting citrus, a paring knife effortlessly separates the flesh from the membrane, producing perfect slices. It also excels at hulling strawberries, allowing for precise removal of the stem without wasting the fruit. Deveining shrimp becomes a breeze with the sharp, pointed tip, which easily removes the vein without damaging the delicate meat. Whether you're tackling these tasks or any other intricate kitchen prep, a paring knife is indispensable for achieving professional-quality results with ease and precision.

Japanese paring knives are a valuable addition to any kitchen, offering unmatched precision and craftsmanship for small, intricate tasks. These paring kitchen knives excel in peeling, carving, and detailed cutting, ensuring every slice is perfect. By choosing the right knife and maintaining it properly, you can enjoy the benefits of a sharp, reliable tool for years to come. Whether you're peeling an apple, carving a decorative garnish, or performing any detailed cutting, a Japanese paring kitchen knife will enhance your culinary experience, making every task easier and more enjoyable.