How to Choose a Knife and buying guides

The Knifewear Bread Knife Comparison Chart

The Knifewear Bread Knife Comparison Chart

by Nathan Gareau May 14, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments

Which bread knife is the best? It's really a matter of what you're cutting, and how you want to cut it. We've broken down the differences, benefits, and features of each bread knife that we sell!   If you still can't figure out the right one, shoot us an email...
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Fujimoto Knives, the Future of Japanese Knife Making

Fujimoto Knives, the Future of Japanese Knife Making

by Nathan Gareau May 08, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments

Fujimoto knives are the future of Japanese knife making, due to the efficiency and modern approach used by their makers. Fujimoto knives are a great choice, whether you’re getting your first handmade blade, or filling in an area that is lacking in your knife repertoire. The knives are all created...
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Haruyuki Comparison Guide

Haruyuki Comparison Guide

by Nathan Gareau April 13, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments

Having trouble deciding which Haruyuki line is right for you? We understand, because we love them all too. Carbon steel, being a bit finicky  isn't for everyone. Other people are only interested in price point. Whatever your priorities, the chart below should help. Got more questions? Email as at hello@knifewear.com Check...
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Knifewear's Top 8 Santokus

Knifewear's Top 8 Santokus

by Nathan Gareau February 11, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments

The first thing I was taught at culinary school was that the biggest knife is the best knife. Old-school, tough-as nails Austrian chefs demanded that everyone use 10”, even 12” chef’s knives regardless of their stature. It seems a little silly, looking back on it. The reality is, most people...
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Masakage Comparison Guide

Masakage Comparison Guide

by Kevin Kent January 15, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments

Having trouble deciding which Masakage line is right for you? We understand, because we love them all too. Carbon steel, being a bit finicky  isn't for everyone. Other people are only interested in price point. Whatever your priorities, the chart below should help. ..
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Masakage Month: Meet the Blacksmiths

Masakage Month: Meet the Blacksmiths

by Chris Lord January 15, 2020 3 min read 0 Comments

 With Masakage Month around the corner, I thought it would be a great opportunity to introduce the gentlemen behind the forges at Masakage. Let's be honest here, odds are you're gonna end up with their handiwork in your kitchen. If there was ever a group of blacksmiths that are easily...
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The Masakage Shimo Gyuto - Kevin's knife

The Masakage Shimo Gyuto - Kevin's knife

by Kevin Kent January 15, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

"This is my Masakage Shimo gyuto. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My Masakage Shimo gyuto is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my Masakage Shimo gyuto is useless. Without my Masakage Shimo...
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Masakage Month: Kamagata, why we love it.

Masakage Month: Kamagata, why we love it.

by Chris Lord January 15, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments

One of the most unique knives in the shops, a kamagata was traditionally used by shoemakers to cut rubber into the soles of shoes. After a bit of hmmming and hawwwing from the blacksmiths, they were convinced to make the blades thinner and give them the same amount of love...
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How to Choose the Right Knife to Gift

How to Choose the Right Knife to Gift

by Kevin Kent November 18, 2019 3 min read 0 Comments

If you're giving a knife as a gift, it's obviously because you want to give the coolest present ever. You want the recipient to squeal with delight after opening the box! The last thing you want is for them to say "Oh, a knife. That's nice thank you." You want them to...
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Chef’s Knives for Chefs

Chef’s Knives for Chefs

by Kevin Kent November 18, 2019 3 min read 0 Comments

You chefs are a funny bunch. I know, because I was one for many many years. It’s my opinion that “once a chef, always a chef”. We see the world differently and demand more of our knives. Chefs need knives that are crazy sharp, stay that way for a long...
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Knifewear's Top 5 Nakiri

Knifewear's Top 5 Nakiri

by Adam Zarycki November 13, 2019 3 min read 0 Comments

When I first started working in kitchens over a decade ago, I was fortunate enough to have a chef that taught me knife skills almost exclusively using a nakiri. Chopping, peeling, pull & push cutting, taking the eyes out of a potato, Chef Sung could do it all with her...
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Knifewear's Top 5 Sujihikis

Knifewear's Top 5 Sujihikis

by Chris Lord November 13, 2019 5 min read 0 Comments

I never would have guessed that of all the knife shapes out there, I’d become obsessed with the sujihiki. Every knife nerd has their vices; some love ultra-hard steel, others are obsessed with gigantic knives, and others love super rare and exclusive knives. Me, I’m a sujihiki guy. A sujihiki...
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Knife vs. Knife: How to choose a boning knife

Knife vs. Knife: How to choose a boning knife

by Owen Whitinger June 10, 2019 5 min read 0 Comments

Or... The Subtle Art of Not Ruining your Knife New Knife Day is the best day ever. Ask any professional chef or cooking enthusiast - the most important and most personal tool you have in the kitchen is your knife. We love it when our customers leave the shop excited...
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Knifewear's Top 5 Honesukis

Knifewear's Top 5 Honesukis

by Chris Lord February 07, 2019 4 min read 0 Comments

One of the easiest ways to level up in the kitchen is to butcher your own chickens. Odds are you eat a fair bit of it, most of us do. There’s something super-gratifying about cutting up a whole bird for fried chicken night or a backyard yakitori extravaganza. It’s way...
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Knife vs Knife: Sujihiki vs. Yanagiba

Knife vs Knife: Sujihiki vs. Yanagiba

by Owen Whitinger July 18, 2018 4 min read 0 Comments

How to not ruin the most expensive part of your meal You are at a fancy sushi restaurant. The kind with a special little stand for your chopsticks. There are no “Mexican Rolls” on the menu. They just threw someone out for pouring their own nihonshu. Gordon Ramsay is eating...
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Knife vs Knife:  Nakiri vs. Usuba

Knife vs Knife: Nakiri vs. Usuba

by Owen Whitinger May 18, 2018 3 min read 0 Comments

A guide on dominating vegetation! Everyone needs to eat their veggies. They help you grow up big and strong! They contain vitamins, nutrients, and all the basic building blocks your body needs to continue not being dead. I don’t know about you, but I hate being dead. It’s literally the...
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Kevin Kent’s top 5 Chef Knives for Home Use

Kevin Kent’s top 5 Chef Knives for Home Use

by Kevin Kent November 28, 2017 3 min read 0 Comments

Every knife set starts with a chef's knife (multi purpose knife), also sometimes called a French knife or gyuto. People often ask for a santoku, as it’s a name they’ve heard before but I find them a bit small for use as a multipurpose knife as they generally come in...
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