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Knife Type GUIDE

Multi-purpose / Double Bevel knives
両刃包丁

GYUTO - CHEF'S KNIVES
牛刀

Designed to resemble the shape of a Western chef's knife, though typically thinner, lighter, and less curved. Best used for cutting meats and larger foods. 

SANTOKU - ALL-PURPOSE KNIVES
三徳

All-purpose knives with a flat edge and a sheepsfoot blade. Designed to cut in a push-cut chopping motion, rather than the Western rocking motion.

NAKIRI - VEGETABLE KNIVES
菜切

Square-tipped knives made for chopping vegetables with a push-cut chopping motion. The blade is both thin and deep, allowing the user to easily cut through vegetables.

BUNKA - ALL-PURPOSE KNIVES
文化

Knives that share the same blade profile as santoku - a flat edge and sheepsfoot blade - though with the tip cut off to a sharp point for small detail work.

PETTY-UTILITY KNIVES
ペティー

Extremely versatile smaller knives used for pairing or cutting small produce. The general blade shape is based on that of a gyuto knife. 

SUJIHIKI - SLICER KNIVES
筋引き

Long knives meant to cut large, clean slices of boneless meat. The narrowness and length of the blade allow smooth cuts made in one stroke.

PAIRING / PEELING KNIVES
ペティー

Very small knives designed for performing detail work and peeling.

Sushi / Single Bevel knives
片刃包丁

YANAGIBA - SUSHI SLICER KNIVES
柳刃

Long single-bevel knives used to slice raw fish, usually for sashimi and sushi.

USUBA - VEGETABLE KNIVES
薄刃

Thin profiled vegetable knives for push-cut chopping and rotary cutting thin sheets.

DEBA - FISH BUTCHERY KNIVES
出刃

Thick-spined knives designed to butcher fish, including filleting and cutting through fish bones.

LEFT-HANDED KNIVES
左利き

Single-sided knives with the bevel on the left side of the blade, rather than the right.

Others
その他

HONESUKI - BONING KNIVES
骨すき

Used to take apart full chickens, especially by yakitori chefs in Japan.

SERRATED BREAD KNIVES
ギザギザ

Serrations in the edge of the blade allow the user to saw through tough, thick crusted bread. 

CLEAVERS & SPECIALTY KNIVES

Various styles of knives designed for specialized uses.

KNIFE SETS

Sets of knives from select brands.

LIMITED EDITION & RARE KNIVES

Often one of a kind and hand-made, we aren't likely to get another one like it.