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 usually heavy to aid in the cutting of the noodles, usually with a slight forward motion.