It can be a daunting task to choose the best kitchen knives
if you have no idea what to consider during the purchase process. For my case,
working as a chef for more than 10 years means tons of experience in regard to choosing
quality knives. In order to be safe, make it a point to consider sharpness of
blade, beauty, grip, handle, size of blade, weight, tang and anything in
between. Of course price is a must-consider and this is why I strongly
recommend the Japanese kitchen knife for those who desire to practice
their culinary skills and become the best they can be.
My top 3 list includes Shun TDM0771-kiritsuke and with this
type be rest assured you have made a great choice. It is a beautiful sharp
knife made of strong steel that can stand the test of time, so you will never
worry about spending on any knife soon. The finish makes is stand head and
shoulder high above the rest enhancing visual appeal. What I like most is the
16-degree knife blade that it offers users and can be used for most if not all,
kitchen tasks. A strong handle made of pakkwood is definitely a plus-no
replacing handles every now and then!
Yoshihiro Mizu-Yaki Kuruochi Gyuto is definitely a top 3 of
my favorite and takes the second place. This knife is not only very strong
because of the super high quality steel, but is made by a process that combines
layering, hammering and forging. For this reason, you can use it for quite a
long time and never worry about edge issues. Importantly, you can use this
knife for multiple kitchen tasks and so you will always be glad that you made a
right choice. However, it is a little pricey but worth every single coin spent.
The third and still one of my favorite is the Nenohi Sakura
Kiritsuke-270 mm knife that boasts of a weight of 6.1 oz, bolster material of
water buffalo horn, ahard steel for exceptional strength, a bevel angle ratio
of 50/50, and a handle made of Japanese magnolia. It goes without saying that
with all these aspects it will always be a good buy.
There are others too that you can always go for to make your
cooking enjoyable, but with the above three definitely you can never go wrong.
It is all a matter of looking at the finer details and getting Japanese knives
that will best meet your unique needs.