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Konro and BBQ ➤

How to Choose a Charcoal Yakitori Grill: Konro v.s. Akachan v.s. Una

How to Choose a Charcoal Yakitori Grill: Konro v.s. Akachan v.s. Una

by Adam Zarycki 4 min read

So you think you want a new grill? Well, you’re right. You’re damn right! You do want a new grill,...
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How Konro Grills Are Made

How Konro Grills Are Made

by Naoto Fujimoto 2 min read

The word ‘konro’ was originally used to describe a portable heat source for cooking, but these days in Japan, ‘konro’...
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Filter Your Water and Cook Your Rice with Binchotan Charcoal!

Filter Your Water and Cook Your Rice with Binchotan Charcoal!

by Francis Liew 4 min read

Charcoal is everywhere now. You see it in your soaps, toothpaste, and you've maybe even had a couple scoops of ice...
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Which Binchotan Grade is Right for Me? Naoto's Guide to Binchotan Types

Which Binchotan Grade is Right for Me? Naoto's Guide to Binchotan Types

by Naoto Fujimoto 3 min read

If you’ve met me, you know I love cooking over charcoal. Japanese charcoal, called binchotan, is prized for its amazing...
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Knife Sharpening ➤

How to Sharpen Carbon Steel Knives v.s. Stainless Steel Knives

How to Sharpen Carbon Steel Knives v.s. Stainless Steel Knives

by Owen Whitinger 6 min read

Metallurgy is challenging and complex, and boring, and I don’t understand it. Furthermore, much like what an NFT is, I...
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Honing Your Knife v.s. Sharpening Your Knife

Honing Your Knife v.s. Sharpening Your Knife

by Owen Whitinger 3 min read

We’ve been pretty consistent about how we feel about sharp knives  — they’re fantastic. They’re easy and safe to use;...
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How to Repair a Chipped Japanese Kitchen Knife

How to Repair a Chipped Japanese Kitchen Knife

by Meghan Bain 5 min read

Did your knife hit a bone by accident? Did a family member think it was the best tool to open...
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How to Fix a Bent Kitchen Knife

How to Fix a Bent Kitchen Knife

by Nathan Gareau 4 min read

Oh no! Your beautiful handmade knife is bent! Perhaps it got dropped, maybe someone sat on your knife roll, or...
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Knife Knowledge 101 ➤

What is a Ceramic Honing Rod, and How to Use One to Keep Your Knives Sharp

What is a Ceramic Honing Rod, and How to Use One to Keep Your Knives Sharp

by Owen Whitinger 5 min read

A ceramic honing rod is a must-have tool to help you get the most out of your kitchen knives, but...
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Japanese Layered Steel: San-Mai, Warikomi, Mono-steel, and Other Knife-Making Techniques

Japanese Layered Steel: San-Mai, Warikomi, Mono-steel, and Other Knife-Making Techniques

by Owen Whitinger 5 min read

We love Japanese knives. They’re beautiful, many of them are handmade, and they tend to get sharper and hold their...
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Is it Bad Luck to Give a Knife as a Gift?

Is it Bad Luck to Give a Knife as a Gift?

by Nathan Gareau 1 min read

Short answer: no! That said, many cultures believe it to be bad luck and in Japanese folklore if one chooses to...
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What Makes Japanese Kitchen Knives so Awesome?

What Makes Japanese Kitchen Knives so Awesome?

by Alex Dufort 4 min read

I recently overheard someone say that a knife is not just a kitchen tool, but a chef’s tool. It’s a...
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How to choose a knife and other guides ➤

Is it Bad Luck to Give a Knife as a Gift?

Is it Bad Luck to Give a Knife as a Gift?

by Nathan Gareau 1 min read

Short answer: no! That said, many cultures believe it to be bad luck and in Japanese folklore if one chooses to...
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How to Choose the Right Japanese Kitchen Knife to Gift

How to Choose the Right Japanese Kitchen Knife to Gift

by Kevin Kent 3 min read

lire ce blog en français I know that gift giving is not supposed to be competitive, but I still like...
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The Best Japanese Kitchen Knives to Give Your Clients and Employees as Gifts

The Best Japanese Kitchen Knives to Give Your Clients and Employees as Gifts

by Nathan Gareau 4 min read

The best gifts inspire and excite the moment they’re opened. Whether you have staff deserving of appreciation or clients you...
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How to Choose a Japanese Kitchen Knife

How to Choose a Japanese Kitchen Knife

by Owen Whitinger 5 min read

So you’re interested in getting a new knife? Awesome, New Knife Day is the best day! There’s a lot to...
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BLACKSMITHS JAPAN AND MORE ➤

Mutsumi Hinoura-san, the Promising Son of Knife-Making Legend Tsukasa Hinoura-san

Mutsumi Hinoura-san, the Promising Son of Knife-Making Legend Tsukasa Hinoura-san

by Nathan Gareau 2 min read

The Hinoura name is well known in the world of Japanese knives, and they enjoy a considerable reputation in Echigo...
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Yukihiro Sakai: Ultra-traditional Japanese Knives from a Young Blacksmith

Yukihiro Sakai: Ultra-traditional Japanese Knives from a Young Blacksmith

by Naoto Fujimoto 2 min read

In ancient Japan, the Island now known as Kyushu was governed by a nation called Kumaso, who opposed being ruled...
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Tsukasa Suzuki, Unconventional Kitchen Knives from a Master Sickle-maker

Tsukasa Suzuki, Unconventional Kitchen Knives from a Master Sickle-maker

by Naoto Fujimoto 3 min read

Yamagata Prefecture is located along the coast of the Sea of Japan in the Tohoku region. Yamagata is famous for...
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Crowbars to Kitchen Knives? Stunning Blades from Toshihiro Wakui

Crowbars to Kitchen Knives? Stunning Blades from Toshihiro Wakui

by Naoto Fujimoto 4 min read

The region of Tsubame-Sanjo, in Niigata, is renowned for its metalworking industry: stainless cutlery, pots and pans, kitchen knives, carpentry...
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