Some folks want a knife that has that carbon steel look, but is actually made from easy-to-care-for stainless steel. This is one of the heaviest knives we carry and is perfect if you prefer the feel of a German or American knife. The handle is very ergonomic, especially for those with larger hands. Layered Damascus stainless steel, uniquely paired with a black kurochi finish? What more could you want?View more
Either you have a large mitt like mine and love this handle or you have a small hand and hate it. If you’re like me this rugged, good looking and slick feeling knife is what you are after. I often use this for the Cut Like a Chef classes we teach.View more
Alright, even I can admit it; some people just prefer a small knife. This is my compromise. The Hammer Tone carries the weight and heft of a larger knife while being an extremely manageable 210mm long. The steel has a high carbon content but is stainless, so you get the best of both worlds in regards to performance v.s. maintenance.View more
Let's face it, kitchens are hard on knives. When we designed this blade we choose Blue Carbon Steel for its obvious benefits; great edge retention and insane sharpness. As much as we love the steel we knew it would get terribly rusty in a professional kitchen, so we had it clad in stainless steel. Now only the edge is exposed high-carbon steel, and the knife is much easier to keep from rusting.View more
If you’ve ever heard me talk about Masashi-san you will know I am a huge fan of his. There are many reasons for this. He likes nihon-shu as much as I do, he likes great restaurants almostas much as I do and I love how seriously he takes his craftsmanship. He is the craftsman’s craftsman. He makes knives for chefs that are rugged, mega sharp and look great.View more
Okay, half the reason I chose this knife is purely because of its looks. But that's not all, it's also an incredible performer! Super Blue Carbon Steel cuts incredibly well, has crazy edge retention and features a layer of stainless protection to keep maintenance in check. The heavier blade and forward balance mean that this knife does some of the work for you, a serious benefit for overworked chefs.View more
Okay, I had to have a bonus knife. This is the blade I recommend when a chef comes in looking for a knife that they'll take to the grave. Holding the notched blade is like getting a handshake, and it gives you incredible comfort while you cut. Fujiwara-san manages to make this steel harder than most blacksmiths can, giving it insane performance in both professional and home environments. This one is well-worth saving your pennies for.View more
If none of these are quite scratching that itch for you, trust me, I get it, come see us in-store or shoot us a message here, and we'll help you find the prep tool of your dreams.