Knives are one of the most indispensable kitchen tools, and a good quality knife is considered a number one must have by many chefs.
Japanese knives are known for their incredible qualities of precision and sharpness, and one cannot go wrong when purchasing an artisan-crafted handmade Japanese kitchen knife.
Here is a selection of some of the top, handmade Japanese kitchen knives, for you to add to your knife block; crafted with excellence, and designed to last for years, if not a lifetime.
Traditional Japanese Professional Gyuto Kitchen Chefs Knife
This traditional Japanese kitchen knife wields a rosewood handle, and a high quality, razor-sharp stainless steel blade. Designed to suit a variety of needs, this expertly crafted blade can expertly slice through meats, vegetables, and even delicate sushi.
A favorite on Amazon, this knife has a wealth of positive reviews, praising its balanced blade, sharpness, quality, and attention to detail!
This hammered knife set offers five quality knives, at the cost you might pay for one! Featuring a Chef’s knife, Bread knife, Santoku knife, Utility knife and Paring knife, this set is made from Japanese Super Damascus VG10 67 Layer Steel, which is incredibly sharp and up to any task one might throw its way.
Handmade in the pursuit of quality, these knives might vary slightly, however their quality remains the same. This set also includes a honing rod and carrying case, though there are individual knives available for sale, as well.
This cleaver is designed to tackle larger items, while remaining as sharp as the day you purchased it. Hand crafted in Japan with over 60 layers of steel, this knife is up for the task.
Featuring an African Pakka wood handle, each knife will be unique in blade as well as in the wood grain encasing the Damascus steel knife. This blade offers a delicate, granton edge detailing which allow food to fall away from the blade, and not become stuck to the precise steel.
This knife carries a luxurious feel.
This final item is an exquisite, heirloom-quality piece featuring a unique handle, made from resin cast pinecones. This unique touch helps set this knife apart from the rest, in both style as well as quality.
The Damascus steel blade is expertly honed, offering a radiant sheen, 67 layers of steel and an incredible hardness, which lasts longer than comparable knives. This knife is pricey, though not to be overlooked.
When selecting a knife, it’s important to know that your investment will keep you slicing, dicing and chopping for years to come. With Japanese precision and focus, these knives are sure to fit the bill.