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The definitive guide to Japanese knife steels

The definitive guide to Japanese knife steels It’s the business end of the chef knife, the part that does the real work. The core steel of your knife, or the cutting edge, is one of the most important aspects in determining how your knife performs. The grind, balance, weight and size of a knife are also [...]

The Patina – marks on your new knife

Why are there marks on my new knife? It may come as a shock to some to find stains and marks on your new expensive knife. So what are they and why do they appear? One of the most common questions we get asked following the purchase of a new Japanese chef knife are the [...]

Why Japanese Knives?

Why Japanese Knives? Take a dive into the wonderful world of Japanese chef knives, and why they're considered to be the best in the world. There is a certain romanticism associated with fine goods that are crafted by hand. Japanese chef knives are forged with precision and care, steeped in tradition, and hold quality of [...]

Choosing the right chef knife for you

Choosing the right chef knife for you Never heard of a Gyuto? No idea what SG2/R2 is? Double or Single Bevel? Don't panic, we'll explain what you need to know when picking out a Japanese Chef knife. If you’re in the market to purchase a Japanese kitchen knife, you might be looking for a timeless, [...]

Japanese Chef Knife Types

Japanese Chef Knife Types The myriad of different kitchen knife types can often be overwhelming. Let's break down the main differences between each of the main types. Whether you’re a home cook, amateur chef or a professional, we all need a good set of knives in the kitchen. For many chefs it’s what defines them, [...]

Damascus Steel Kitchen Knives

Damascus Steel Kitchen Knives All you need to know about current day Damascus steel chef knives. The use of Damascus Steel in kitchen knives can be somewhat of a polarising topic and poses several questions. Is there any real difference in performance between a Damascus Steel kitchen knife and regular steel kitchen knife? Is it [...]

Caring for your Japanese Chef Knife

Caring for your Japanese Chef Knife Japanese chef knives need a little more care than your regular off the shelf knives. But don't be afraid, looking after them is easier than you think. So you’ve taken the plunge and bought your first ‘real’ chef knife. As you gaze at it with a smile, it can [...]