Udon Kiri

The udon kiri is also sometimes called menkiri bocho, and is distinguished from the Soba and Kashi kiri knives by a blade that drops in to cover less than half of the length of the handle rather that reaching the end of the handle like the soba. The soba kiri is characterized by a long blade […]

Soba Kiri

The soba kiri is a group of specialized knives used in the Japanese kitchen to make soba noodles respectively. To make soba, the dough is flattened and folded, and then cut with the soba kiri knife to produce long thin noodles. For this purpose the soba kiri knife has a straight and long cutting edge to cut the noodles straight to the board. The knife is […]

Unagisaki Hocho

An Unagisaki Hocho Knife is a special knife for filleting eel.The blade would be rectangular, except its nose is a straight 45 degree angle from top to bottom. This creates a sharp tip or piercing the head of an eel, and then dragging the knife along its body to slice it open along its entire […]


The petty is a convenient size for delicate work, cutting or peeling small vegetables, fruits and herbs.

Honesuki boning knife for poultry

The honesuki poultry boning knife that is used to separate the meat from the bones. It is lighter and thinner than the garasuki and can be used in place of a Western boning knife. The garasuki poultry butchering knife is unique to Japan. It originated in specialty chicken restaurants and is commonly used to break […]


The nakiri is a vegetable chopping knife with an easy to sharpen 50:50 symmetrical blade. The boxy shape comes from the traditional Japanese usuba knife.


The santoku, meaning ‘three virtues’, is a multi-purpose knife that takes its name from its ability to easily handle meat, fish and vegetables. The high profile of the blade makes the santoku well-suited for home use, keeping the knuckles well above the cutting board.


The sujihiki is intended for slicing boneless protein. The short height of the blade creates less friction when slicing and the blade draws through fish and meat effortlessly. The sujihiki is often seen as the Western style equivalent of the traditional yanagi knife. For those who would like the convenience of the sujihiki, but blade […]

Yo Deba

The yo-deba is the Western style version of the traditional Japanese deba. It is a heavy-duty butcher knife used for cutting meat with minor bones, fish, and semi-frozen food.


The gyutou is a versatile chef’s knife. It can be used for cutting meat, fish and vegetables, making it suitable for preparing Western cuisine. Japanese chef knives have a reputation for their lightweight and thin blade that maintains has long edge retention.