Knives below are types of knives we have. We have wide varieties of steels, knife patterns, and handles.
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Japanese Knives

Japanese knife, Shobu, Yanagiba

Western Knives

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  • Chef's knife, Gyuto

    For Cutting Meat

    The most commonly used Western knife that can be used for both meat and vegetables.

  • Sujihiki, Slicer

    For Cutting Off Tendons and Slicing

    It is shaped like a chef’s knife but longer and more narrow and is used for carving out meat along tendons. It is sometimes called a slicer.

  • Paring knife

    For Cutting Vegetables and Fruits

    A knife used to peel or make decorative cuts with vegetables and fruits. It looks like a small-size chef’s knife.

  • Honesuki (Boning Knife)

    For Cutting Meat Off Bones

    It is used to cut meat off bone. Its blade is relatively thick amongst Western knives and is hard to chip even if it hits a bone. Garasuki is used for dressing chicken and is larger than honesuki.

  • Western Deba

    For Cutting Bones

    A Western deba knife is a Japanese deba knife with a double-edge. Like a deba knife, it can be used for cutting fish, bones and all. It can also be used for cutting frozen food and shellfish.

  • Bread knife

    For Cutting Bread

    There are bread knives with a saw-like edge used for slicing hard breads like baguette and Castella sponge cake knives with a straight edge used for cutting cakes and Castella sponge cakes.

  • Salmon knife

    Salmon Knife

    It is a knife made for slicing salmon.

  • Chef's knife, Gyuto

    For Home Use

    The knife most commonly used in homes. It is shaped especially to cut vegetables but since it can be used to cut meat and fish as well, it is called "Santoku (3 purposes)."

Set of Peelers

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Whetstones

Whetstones, Sharpening stones, Griding stones Highlight
  • Whetstones, Sharpening stones, Griding stones KING

    KING Whetstones

    We have all the products of Matsunaga Stone Co., Ltd. Please contact us for details.

  • Whetstones, Sharpening stones, Griding stones NANIWA

    NANIWA Whetstones

    We have all the products of Naniwa Abrasive Mfg.Co.,LTD. Please contact us for details.

  • Whetstones, Sharpening stones, Griding stones CROWN

    Crown Sharp Whetstones

    We have the Crown Sharp products. Please contact us for details.

  • Diamon Sharpening stones, Diamond Griding stones

    ATOMA Diamond Whetstones

    We have all the products of Tsuboman Co., Ltd. Please contact us for details.

  • Now Printing

    Original Whetstones

    We have original whetstones. Please contact us for details.

Others

Hard-shell Cases
  • Chef’s knives Cases, Knife wraps

    For Storage

    A variety of products for storing knives.

  • Copper products

    Copper Products

    We have copper products, such as rolled egg making pans and graters. We have copper graters large and small. Please contact us for details.

  • Pastry/Vegetable cutters

    Pastry/Vegetable Cutter

    For cutting pastries or vegetables. The cutters on the first row are pine, bamboo, and plum from the left and those on the second row are crane and tortoise from the left. We have 6 types of sizes and wide varieties of cutters other than those on this picture.

Steel Materials Available for Making Japanese Knives

SK (Carbon Tool Steel)…

It is the type of carbon steel produced at the initial stage of making carbon steel from iron ore. Among Japanese knives, it is easy to quench and the knife made from this material is the most affordable.

Shirogami (White Paper Steel) No. 3…

It is a steel material that has less carbon than Shirogami No. 2. Generally, knives made from Shirogami No. 3 are for home use and knives made from Shirogami No. 2 and higher grade steel are for professional use. It has a higher toughness and is softer compared with Shirogami No. 2.

Shirogami (White Paper Steel) No. 2…

It is a steel material made from SK (carbon tool steel) by removing impurities. This steel material is difficult to quench, and the number of artisans who can forge Shirogami No. 2 is decreasing. It is said that it is a steel material with a composition closest to Tamahagane which is used for making Japanese swords.

Shirogami (White Paper Steel) No. 1…

Shirogami No. 1 is a steel material made by adding carbon to Shirogami No. 2. It has a lower toughness and is harder than Shirogami No. 2. Among Shirogami steels, it is the most difficult to forge and expensive.

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Steel Materials Available for Making Japanese Knives

Aogami (Blue Paper Steel) No. 2…

Aogami No. 2 is a steel material made by adding chromium and tungsten to Shirogami No. 2. Chromium improves its tenacity, and tungsten improves its wear resistance. By adding chromium and tungsten, it becomes easier to quench and its sharp edge will last longer since it has resistance to wear.

Aogami (Blue Paper Steel) No. 1…

Aogami No. 1 is Aogami No. 2 with more carbon. It has a lower toughness and is harder than Aogami No. 2. Also, it is more expensive.

Gingami (Silver Paper Steel) No. 3…

A stainless steel made by Hitachi Metals, Ltd, a company producing Shirogami and Aogami which are the main ingredients of Japanese knives. Gingami No. 3 is a stainless steel commonly used to make Japanese knives, since it has hardness close to carbon steel Japanese knives. Because of its tenacity, it is a little difficult to sharpen, but compared with other stainless steels, it is relatively easy to sharpen, hard, and highly resistant to rust.

VG-10…

VG-10 produced by Takefu Special Steel Co., Ltd is a high-carbon stainless steel made by combining a proper balance of carbon, chromium, molybdenum, vanadium and cobalt into carefully selected, very pure raw materials. It is highly rust-resistant and can hold a sharp edge for a long time. Also, by adding the rare metal cobalt, both high tenacity and high wear-resistance are achieved.

AUS 8…

A stainless steel produced by Aichi Steel Corporation. It is defined by its easiness to work with and high rust resistance. It is commonly used in homes and is sold at a reasonable price.

※The materials listed above are steel materials available for making Japanese knives. Materials available for making Western knives differ. Please contact us for details.