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These Japanese kitchen knife is worth it!

japanese kitchen knife

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.

japanese kitchen knife

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.

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Kitchen Knife Shopping


I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, cooking and creating culinary dishes. Although, I am not professional, I find “kitchen time” to be my de-stressing retreat.

At the same time, I am quite particular about the knifes that I use. They have to be up to par – as there is nothing worse than cooking with blunt or inappropriate knives. And you can trust me, the right knives make cooking so much more pleasurable !

Good Brands = Great Kitchen Knives

After much reading about the Chef knife, It did take me a while to find a few good brands – which, in my personal opinion work exceptionally well. My favorite is the Victorinox Fibrox. I love how versatile this knife is, with the ability to chop, mince, dice and carve. You don’t have to spend much on buying a collection of different knifes as this definitely does the job for most culinary requirements.

If you are willing to splurge a bit more, then the pricey – yet amazing Messermeister Elite chef knife range is true to its name ! The good thing about it, is that its available in different sizes and types to suit your needs. I prefer the Messermeister Olive knife, it has a wooden handle which I feel offers a good grip. Again – this knife is versatile, sharp, and can cut through meat like butter !

The Brooklyn Copper Fan Shaped Knife set is an attractive looking piece that can be displayed on your kitchen counter for an aesthetic appeal. I like the fact that it has an anti-bacterial ceramic coating. There are 5 different knives, and quite economical in price. So definitely value for money.

You Can’t Go Wrong With Jamie Oliver Knives

I must admit, I absolutely love Jamie Oliver… and his cooking. Well, before I start drooling, the Jamie Oliver knife block set is a must. A tad pricey, however the old-fashioned wooden block has 6 knives which basically has everything you need. A pairing knife, bread knife, santoku knife, utility knife, chefs knife and carving knife. Quite a compact set which caters for every kitchen need. I highly recommend the Jamie Oliver range.

Take Your First Step !

Remember – these knives are razor sharp so practice caution. Other than that – once you invest some good kitchen knives, you will instantly transform into a professional chef – I can vouch. Happy knife shopping !

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