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Two Simple Ways To Test If Your Knife Is Sharp

  A sharp knife is a safe knife! That’s why you should remember to test your blades often with these simple tricks. The Paper Test This is the easiest way to test if your knife is chop-ready. Just grab a piece of paper, hold the knife to its edge and slice away from your hand. You…
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August 31, 2017 0

Know Your 10 Basic Knife Cuts

  Here’s a quick and handy guide to help you navigate your way through the terminology. The way you chop and slice your food can affect the way your food tastes, that’s why when it comes to following a recipe it is always good to know what chops and slices they are referring to. The…
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August 30, 2017 0

5 Healthy Tips You Can Learn from Japanese Dining

  Japanese cooking makes food look, smell, feel, and – of course – taste incredible. It’s rare that you would ever see a dish at a Japanese restaurant you could fairly label ‘dull’ or ‘bland’, or lacking in distinctive flavours. No matter what you prefer to eat at home or when dining out, these Japanese…
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February 2, 2017 0

A Brief History of Japanese Blade Making

  Japan has a long history of highly skilled blade makers who have created some of the most iconic, effective blades throughout history. From the beautiful curves of the Katana blade used by the samurai, to the wonderful Honshu Steel chef’s knives of today, the combination of Japanese steel and its highly skilled artisans has…
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October 15, 2015 1

An Unrivalled History Of Steel Making

  Japanese knives are incredibly popular with chefs all over the world, and rightly so. Beautifully crafted, well balanced and built to retain their incredible sharp edge for longer than others, Japanese knives are made to the highest of standards. This is not something that happened by accident, Japanese knives have made their mark in…
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September 21, 2015 1

Why Kamikoto Uses Honshu Steel

  Japanese steel is a crucial component to creating Kamikoto knives, carefully chosen steel mills on Honshu 本州 island, from the prefectures of Niigata 新潟市, Ibaraki 茨城県and Kanagawa 神奈川県 are a part of what makes these blades so incredible. With a myriad of steel available to craft with, we purposefully chose to source our materials…
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August 16, 2015 1