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    Konro and BBQ ➤

    How to Choose a Charcoal Yakitori Grill: Konro v.s. Green Life v.s. Shichirin

    How to Choose a Charcoal Yakitori Grill: Konro v.s. Green Life v.s. Shichirin

    by Adam Zarycki 4 min read

    So you think you want a new grill? Well, you’re right. You’re damn right! So you go ahead and hop...
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    It Ain’t Easy Being Green; Or is it? Green Life Shirin Konro Grills

    It Ain’t Easy Being Green; Or is it? Green Life Shirin Konro Grills

    by Ellie Pickett 3 min read

    An introspective study into the merits of BBQing using a “Green LIfe Shichirin Konro” (TL;DR these grills slap) I am...
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    Konro Comparison Guide 2.0: Find the Perfect Size of Grill for Yakitori & More

    Konro Comparison Guide 2.0: Find the Perfect Size of Grill for Yakitori & More

    by Ellie Pickett 1 min read

    Cooking over fire; the ancient tradition that gave Homo sapiens a jump-start. It’s still a ritual many of us practice...
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    Charcoal Royal Rumble: Binchotan v.s. Ogatan v.s. Shirozumi

    Charcoal Royal Rumble: Binchotan v.s. Ogatan v.s. Shirozumi

    by Ellie Pickett 4 min read

    Who knew that charcoal could be so complicated? For something so ubiquitous with backyard burgers and dogs, you’d think that...
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    Knife Sharpening ➤

    Chipped Knives: How they happen, how to avoid them and how we repair them.

    Chipped Knives: How they happen, how to avoid them and how we repair them.

    by Naoto Fujimoto 4 min read

    Perhaps the worst day for a knife-owner is when you accidentally damage your precious blade. I have done this more...
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    Every Piece of Gear You Need to Sharpen Your Knives by Hand on Whetstones

    Every Piece of Gear You Need to Sharpen Your Knives by Hand on Whetstones

    by Adam Zarycki 5 min read

    We’ve all been there: You’re making a late night snack, or making lunches for the kids. You grab your trusty...
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    The Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Kitchen Knives Sharp

    The Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Kitchen Knives Sharp

    by Owen Whitinger 7 min read

    Pop quiz, hot shot: What’s cheaper? Regular oil changes for your vehicle, or a new engine? Take your time, think...
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    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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    Knife Knowledge 101 ➤

    How to Care for Your Brand New Japanese Knife (Or Any Other Knife)

    How to Care for Your Brand New Japanese Knife (Or Any Other Knife)

    by Nathan Gareau 4 min read

    So, you’ve brought home your new knife and you’ve been slicing through all the veggies and meat like a master...
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    Bad Habits that Dull Your Kitchen Knives

    Bad Habits that Dull Your Kitchen Knives

    by Chris Lord 3 min read

    A sharp knife only stays sharp as long as you take care of it. It makes all the difference in...
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    An Ex-Chef’s Guide to Teaching Kids Knife Skills

    An Ex-Chef’s Guide to Teaching Kids Knife Skills

    by Matthew Drury 5 min read

    As a Father of two, ex-chef and knife nerd, I spend a LOT of time in the kitchen. I cook...
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    Chipped Knives: How they happen, how to avoid them and how we repair them.

    Chipped Knives: How they happen, how to avoid them and how we repair them.

    by Naoto Fujimoto 4 min read

    Perhaps the worst day for a knife-owner is when you accidentally damage your precious blade. I have done this more...
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    How to choose a knife and other guides ➤

    The Best Japanese Kitchen Knives that Last a Lifetime

    The Best Japanese Kitchen Knives that Last a Lifetime

    by Nathan Gareau 5 min read

    Over the past decade, working in retail and speaking with customers daily, I’ve noticed a considerable increase in the number...
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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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    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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    BLACKSMITHS JAPAN AND MORE ➤

    Blacksmith Profile: Yoshimi Kato

    Blacksmith Profile: Yoshimi Kato

    by Kevin Kent 3 min read

    This article is an excerpt and expanded article from the book The Knifenerd guide to Japanese knives by Kevin Kent in which Kevin...
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    Blacksmith Profiles: Yu Kurosaki

    Blacksmith Profiles: Yu Kurosaki

    by Kevin Kent 3 min read

    This article is an excerpt from the book The Knifenerd guide to Japanese knives by Kevin Kent in which Kevin Kent, the Knifenerd,...
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    Blacksmith Profiles: Munetoshi

    Blacksmith Profiles: Munetoshi

    by Naoto Fujimoto 2 min read

    There are two types of bladesmiths in Sanjo: one called Atsumono’, makers who specialize in thick blades such as hatchets,...
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    Blacksmith Profile: Tetsujin hamono

    Blacksmith Profile: Tetsujin hamono

    by Naoto Fujimoto 3 min read

    Of all the workshops we work with, Tetsujin is one of the nearest and dearest to my heart as the...
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