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Small Makers Collection: Sakai Takayuki

Small Makers Collection: Sakai Takayuki

Posted: August 21 2020 in Blacksmiths, Japan and more

Sakai Takayuki is another brand in Sakai, perhaps the most well known brand in the region. Sakai Takayuki was founded in 1947 as a distributor of Sakai knives, which actually makes them a relatively new company in the area (some  Sakai companies have been around more than 100 years). Despite...
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How to Choose the Right Knife to Gift

How to Choose the Right Knife to Gift

Posted: November 12 2020 in How to Choose a Knife and other guides

lire ce blog en français I know that gift giving is not supposed to be competitive, but I still like to win. I love giving a gift that the recipient will love and use for many years. A Japanese kitchen knife is a gift they will use daily and have...
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Comment Choisir le bon Couteau à Donner Comme Cadeau

Comment Choisir le bon Couteau à Donner Comme Cadeau

Posted: November 05 2020 in Knife Sharpening

Read this blog in english Si vous donnez un couteau comme cadeau c’est clairement parce que vous voulez donner le cadeau le plus cool possible. Vous voulez que le récipient hurle de joie après avoir ouvert la boîte! La dernière chose que vous voulez est qu’ils disent « Oh, un couteau....
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Filter Your Water and Cook Your Rice with Binchotan Charcoal!

Filter Your Water and Cook Your Rice with Binchotan Charcoal!

Posted: August 20 2020 in Konro and BBQ

Charcoal is everywhere now. You see it in your soaps, toothpaste, and you've maybe even had a couple scoops of ice cream that were charcoal infused. Nowadays charcoal is popping up everywhere and in most cases, they’re in places you never think you needed it in. All these years that I’ve...
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What is a Nakiri, and How do I Use One?

What is a Nakiri, and How do I Use One?

Posted: October 21 2020 in Knife Knowledge 101

For many newcomers to the world of Japanese kitchen knives, the nakiri can be a very intriguing option. I remember when I first set eyes on a nakiri in Knifewear Calgary about ten years ago. I was looking for a second knife to complement my 240mm gyuto, and I was...
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how to choose a knife and buying guides ➤

What's a Santoku, and Why do I Need One?

What's a Santoku, and Why do I Need One?

by Alex Dufort 4 min read

  Are you new to the world of Japanese knives? Do you need one knife to do it all? Baby,...
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Knifewear's Top Turkey Tips!

Knifewear's Top Turkey Tips!

by Chris Lord 6 min read

I was a chef for 15 years before working at Knifewear, and embarrassingly I had to call my mother the...
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Knifewear's Top 5 Sujihikis

Knifewear's Top 5 Sujihikis

by Chris Lord 5 min read

I never would have guessed that of all the knife shapes out there, I’d become obsessed with the sujihiki. Every...
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Blacksmiths, Japan and more ➤

Small Makers Collection: Tosa Uchi Hamono

Small Makers Collection: Tosa Uchi Hamono

by Naoto Fujimoto 3 min read

This article in part of our Small Makers Collection. This series celebrates blacksmiths that make some of our favourite hand-made...
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Small Makers Collection: Sakai Kikumori and Yoshikazu Tanaka-san

Small Makers Collection: Sakai Kikumori and Yoshikazu Tanaka-san

by Naoto Fujimoto 3 min read

This article in part of our Small Makers Collection. This series celebrates blacksmiths that make some of our favourite hand-made...
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Small Maker's Collection: Sakai Knives

Small Maker's Collection: Sakai Knives

by Naoto Fujimoto 3 min read

This article in part of our Small Makers Collection. This series celebrates blacksmiths that make some of our favourite hand-made...
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Knife Sharpening ➤

Honing Your Knife v.s. Sharpening Your Knife

Honing Your Knife v.s. Sharpening Your Knife

by Owen Whitinger 3 min read

I think we’ve been pretty consistent about how we feel about sharp knives  — they’re awesome. They’re easy and safe...
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How to Fix Your Broken Knife Tip

How to Fix Your Broken Knife Tip

by Nathan Gareau 3 min read

So, you broke your knife tip. I know your pain, I’ve done it too. Sometimes you just set the knife...
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How to Clean Your Ceramic Honing Rod

How to Clean Your Ceramic Honing Rod

by Colin McGuire 2 min read

Maintaining the Most Important Knife Maintenance Tool Most knife lovers know that regular honing with a ceramic honing rod keeps...
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konro and bbq ➤

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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Konro Comparison Guide: Find your grill!

Konro Comparison Guide: Find your grill!

by Mason Hastie 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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How to use your Konro Grill

How to use your Konro Grill

by Owen Whitinger 2 min read

  You've just taken home your new fancy Konro grill! You're well on your way to the joy of backyard...
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knife knowledge 101 ➤

Japanese Kitchen Knife Care

Japanese Kitchen Knife Care

by Nathan Gareau 2 min read

So you got a Japanese kitchen knife? Congrats! A Japanese kitchen knife makes cooking safer and way more fun, but...
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Comment est-ce que je peux empêcher mon couteau en acier au carbone de rouiller?

Comment est-ce que je peux empêcher mon couteau en acier au carbone de rouiller?

by Alex Dufort 3 min read

Read the English version here Les couteaux en acier au carbone peuvent parfois être aussi beaux qu’ils le sont exigeant....
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A Quick Guide To Knife Steel for Non-Nerds

A Quick Guide To Knife Steel for Non-Nerds

by Mike Wrinch 4 min read

This guide is designed to help you pick the right knife, without needing to know everything about steel. I grew...
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