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Shotoh Knives

These Japanese-style paring knives are the ideal choice when you need precision for small tasks, like prepping delicate herbs, fruit, vegetables and boneless meats. 


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MIYABI Kaizen II
4.5-inch, Shotoh
5.0 Star Rating (44 Reviews)
$129.99
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MIYABI Kaizen II
3.5-inch, Shotoh
4.9 Star Rating (90 Reviews)
$119.99
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MIYABI Artisan
5-inch, Utility Knife
4.9 Star Rating (64 Reviews)
$159.99
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MIYABI Black 5000MCD67
5-inch, Prep Knife
4.9 Star Rating (75 Reviews)
$289.99
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MIYABI Birchwood SG2
5.5-inch, Prep Knife
5.0 Star Rating (62 Reviews)
$229.99
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MIYABI Artisan
5-inch, Prep Knife
5.0 Star Rating (112 Reviews)
$169.99
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MIYABI Black 5000MCD67
3.5-inch, Paring Knife
4.9 Star Rating (73 Reviews)
$229.99
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MIYABI Artisan
3.5-inch, Paring Knife
5.0 Star Rating (117 Reviews)
$139.99
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MIYABI Birchwood SG2
5-inch, Paring/Utility Knife
5.0 Star Rating (61 Reviews)
$199.99
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MIYABI Birchwood SG2
3.5-inch, Paring Knife
4.9 Star Rating (84 Reviews)
$189.99
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MIYABI Kaizen
3.5-inch, Paring Knife
4.9 Star Rating (69 Reviews)
$119.99
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MIYABI Evolution
3.5-inch, Paring Knife
4.9 Star Rating (74 Reviews)
$99.99
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MIYABI Kaizen
3.5-inch, Straight Paring Knife
4.8 Star Rating (38 Reviews)
$119.99
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MIYABI Koh
5.5-inch, Prep Knife
$119.99
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Shotoh Knives

The Shotoh knife, meaning "small sword," with its distinct blade design, is versatile for a variety of easy-cutting tasks. Its curved and sharp edge excels in precision slicing and dicing, making it well-suited for preparing vegetables, herbs, and other delicate ingredients. While its primary function centers around vegetable preparation, the Shotoh knife can also be utilized for slicing boneless meats and fish. Its unique design and fine blade craftsmanship make it an excellent choice for tasks that demand meticulous cutting precision.

Yes, Shotoh knives are suitable for beginners due to their straightforward and user-friendly design. Their balanced weight and sharp, curved edge make them easy to handle, even for those new to Japanese-style knives. They are particularly useful for practicing consistent vegetable cuts with minimal effort.

The typical blade length of a Shotoh knife usually ranges from 5 to 7 inches. This size is well-suited for efficiently handling a variety of ingredients without feeling unwieldy, making it a versatile tool for everyday kitchen tasks.

Forged Shotoh knives are crafted from a single piece of steel that is heated and shaped, resulting in a heavier, more balanced knife with a durable edge. Stamped Shotoh knives, on the other hand, are cut from a steel sheet, making them lighter and more affordable. However, they may not have the same edge retention and balance as forged knives.

Shotoh knives enhance food preparation by providing efficient, uniform cuts, which are crucial for even cooking and attractive presentation of various ingredients. Their curved edge allows for precise and clean slicing, making tasks like chopping herbs, slicing cucumbers, or dicing onions quicker and more enjoyable.

Shotoh Knives typically feature a thin, sharp blade with a curved belly, allowing for exceptional precision and control when peeling, trimming, and performing intricate cutting work. This design is especially well-suited for tasks involving fruits, vegetables, and other delicate ingredients. In contrast, Western utility and paring knives may have a more standardized design, often featuring a straighter blade. While they excel at similar tasks, the Shotoh Knife's distinct curvature and fine blade craftsmanship offer a specialized edge for those seeking precision and finesse in their kitchen work.