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JAPANESE KNIVES & Asian Style Knives

Traditional Japanese-style knives are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Crafted from harder steel so they hold a sharper edge longer and marked by thinner blades, Japanese-style knives include santoku, nakiri, gyutoh, shotoh, sujihiki and more.

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ZWILLING Gourmet
6.5-inch, Nakiri Knife
4.9 Star Rating (500 Reviews)
$89.99
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ZWILLING Pro
5.5-inch, Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
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$119.99 $79.99
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MIYABI Birchwood SG2
8-inch, Chef's Knife
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4.9 Star Rating (620 Reviews)
$349.99 $299.99
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MIYABI Kaizen II
8-inch, Gyutoh
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ZWILLING Four Star
7-inch Rocking Santoku Knife, Hollow Edge
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$129.99 $79.99
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MIYABI Kaizen
8-inch, Chef's Knife
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$179.99 $149.99
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MIYABI Birchwood SG2
7-inch, Nakiri Knife
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$319.99
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MIYABI Artisan
8-inch, Chef's Knife
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$219.99 $199.99
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MIYABI Black 5000MCD67
7-inch Rocking Santoku, Fine Edge
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MIYABI Kaizen II
6.5-inch, Nakiri
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ZWILLING Pro
7-inch Rocking Santoku Knife, Hollow Edge
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MIYABI Birchwood SG2
9.5-inch, Kiritsuke Knife
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ZWILLING Pro
7-inch, Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
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ZWILLING Kramer - EUROLINE Stainless Damascus Collection
7-inch, Fine Edge Santoku Knife
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ZWILLING Professional S
7-inch, Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
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MIYABI Kaizen II
4.5-inch, Shotoh
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MIYABI Evolution
8-inch, Chef's Knife
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ZWILLING Pro
6.5-inch, Nakiri Knife
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ZWILLING TWIN Signature
7-inch, Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
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Henckels CLASSIC
7-inch, Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
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MIYABI Birchwood SG2
7-inch, Fine Edge Santoku Knife
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MIYABI Birchwood SG2
9-inch, Chef's Knife
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MIYABI Kaizen
9.5-inch, Chef's Knife
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MIYABI Birchwood SG2
9-inch Birch Slicing/Carving Knife
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MIYABI Black 5000MCD67
7-inch, Fine Edge Santoku
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MIYABI Artisan
5-inch, Prep Knife
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Henckels Dynamic
5.5-inch, Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
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5.5-inch Rocking Santoku Knife, Hollow Edge
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MIYABI Evolution
6.5-inch, Nakiri Knife
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Henckels Solution
2-pc, Asian Set
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MIYABI Birchwood SG2
7-inch Rocking Santoku Knife, Fine Edge
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Japanese Knives

Introduction to Japanese Knives

Few blades are as revered as the Japanese Knife. Its prestige is attributed to the high-quality steel, known for extreme hardness, toughness, and a uniform crystalline structure that distinguishes it from any other knife. These knives maintain exceptional sharpness, frequently revealing mesmerizing and stunning Damascus patterns that further elevate their allure. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, Japanese knives are not only aesthetically pleasing but also deliver unparalleled performance in the kitchen. These knives stay exceptionally sharp, ensuring precision and ease with every cut for every job, as they come in an assortment of styles designed for specific purposes.

Varieties of Japanese Knives

Japanese knives come in a variety of styles tailored to specific culinary purposes. The choice of knife depends on personal preference and the particular tasks you plan to tackle. For instance, Shotoh knives are well-suited for precision work with small ingredients, while Gyutoh is the go-to choice for expertly slicing meat. To gain a better grasp of their functionality and profiles, examining each knife can be immensely helpful in determining which one to purchase.

Santoku Knife

  • Blade Profile

    Santoku knives have a short, wide blade with a flat edge profile.

  • Blade Material

    Santoku knives are typically made from high-quality stainless steel or carbon steel. Attention is given to achieving the optimal balance between the chromium and carbon content of the material, which enhances the material's properties. The steel is rapidly cooled from temperatures of 1,000°C through several steps until it reaches room temperature and then lowered to a lower temperature. These rapid temperature changes modify the material properties of the steel, resulting in hardened blades that are resistant to wear and corrosion. These materials are known for their sharpness and durability, making them suitable for precision cutting and various kitchen tasks. Some Santoku knives are crafted from Damascus steel, which can enhance the knife's strength and create distinctive blade patterns.

  • Characteristics

    Santoku knives are designed for precise, clean cuts and offer a comfortable grip due to their wide blade. Known as the "universal knife" in Japanese cuisine, Santoku knives are suitable for slicing, dicing, and chopping.

  • Ideal Use

    Perfect for everyday kitchen tasks and versatile cooking styles.

History Moment

The Santoku knife is a rather new creation by Japanese cutlers, further development of the traditional Hocho knife, which adapts the blade shape of a carving and slicing knife. The rise in meat consumption within Japanese cuisine since the mid-20th century has spurred the evolution of kitchen knives, leading to the development of the Santoku knife to meet these new culinary demands more effectively.

Gyutoh Knife

  • Blade Profile

    Gyutoh knives have a longer, narrower blade, often with a slight curve.

  • Blade Material

    The Gyutoh knife features a curved blade shape that allows for a rocking cutting style. Our Gyutoh knives are crafted from high-quality Damascus steel, known for its exceptional hardness, sharpness, and unique blade design, setting them apart as one-of-a-kind knives. What all Gyutoh knives share is their exceptional sharpness, thanks to the extra-hard Damascus steel they're made from. This special manufacturing process makes Gyutoh knives some of the sharpest in the world, but also some of the most luxurious.

  • Characteristics

    They offer a balance of power and precision, making them particularly well-suited for meat preparation tasks, where their exceptional sharpness and versatile design shine.

  • Ideal Use

    Ideal for slicing, dicing, and carving meats but capable of handling other tasks as well.

Nakiri Knife

  • Blade Profile

    Nakiri knives feature a rectangular blade shape, ideal for chopping vegetables.

  • Blade Material

    The Nakiri knife boasts a fine blade crafted from high-quality steel, enabling precision cutting for vegetable preparation down to the exact millimeter. This extra-sharp blade, complemented by an ergonomic handle, allows for effortless slicing. The blades are double-ground on both sides, facilitating wafer-thin, millimeter-accurate slicing of vegetables, herbs, and even meat and fish if desired, thanks to the use of precision-forged steel. Common blade materials include high-quality stainless steel, carbon steel, and some Nakiri knives are also crafted using Damascus steel. The choice of blade material can affect the knife's performance and durability.

  • Characteristics

    Nakiri knives excel at vegetable preparation and are popular in traditional Japanese cuisine.

  • Ideal Use

    Perfect for chopping vegetables with precision.

Shotoh Knife

  • Blade Profile

    Shotoh knives have a smaller, narrow blade, suitable for delicate work.

  • Blade Material

    The material properties of the steel from which the Shotoh knives are crafted are incomparable. The steel consists of several layers and is specially hardened, resulting in our Shotoh knives achieving high values on the Rockwell scale of material hardness. Damascus steel, a particularly high-quality and hard steel, is ingrained in each Shotoh knife in a unique way.

  • Characteristics

    Lightweight and agile, providing great control for precision work. Excellent for small foods like fruits and vegetables and intricate cutting tasks.

  • Ideal Use

    This small knife is used for a wide range of jobs and can be employed for almost anything when it comes to easy-cutting work. Above all, however, small, fine cuts on fruit and vegetables are what the Shotoh knife does with ease — for example, peeling, removing skin, or dicing, making it perfect for tasks requiring finesse and precision, such as peeling, garnishing, and detailed carving.

Sujihiki Knife

  • Blade Profile

    Sujihiki knives feature a long, narrow blade, ideal for slicing.

  • Blade Material

    Crafted from high-quality stainless steel, the blade of the Sujihiki knife takes center stage, mirroring the precision and sharpness of legendary Japanese Katanas, the Samurai swords renowned for their fine edges. Modeled after these legendary blades, Sujihiki kitchen knivesare designed to be ultra-sharp, allowing for the most precise cuts. Damascus steel, in particular, adds an extra layer of sophistication to their craftsmanship, ensuring that every Sujihiki knife boasts exceptional quality.

  • Characteristics

    Primarily designed for slicing tasks, such as carving meats or cutting sashimi. Offers exceptional precision for thin, even slices.

  • Ideal Use

    Perfect for tasks that require precise slicing, especially for meat and fish.