Kajiwara – Sujihiki 270mm
Kajiwara – Sujihiki 270mm

Sujihiki:

Sujihikis can be seen in one of two ways: first, as analogs to the familiar western styled slicer; or second, as a western styled, double bevel version of the single bevel Yanagiba famously used for preparing sushi. Sujihiki Slicers commonly range from 240mm to 300mm.

 

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Kajiwara – Sujihiki 300mm
Kajiwara – Sujihiki 300mm

About Kajiwara
A third generation master blacksmith from Tosa, Kajiwara is noted for his skill and ability using traditional methods that create long lasting and extremely sharp knives.

Kajiwara-san is now in his 60’s, and the experience of his lineage will be evident the very first time your fingers run across the masterful grind put on these beautiful Hitachi Aogami #2 blades. The Damascus line is a deep gunmetal grey colour, with a Damascus pattern that has wonderful depth and definition, appearing almost holographic in the right light.

The kurouchi knives are elegant representatives of the traditional rustic carbon blackened finish that has been popular throughout Japan for a very long time. These knives provides incredible use, made of excellent quality materials, combined with masterful workmanship, at a realistic price point.

This knife is completely hand-forged by the master himself and is quite unique. The blade is very think and sharpened manually. It has no thickening, which makes grinding very easy.

About the Sujihiki:
The Sujihiki is a double edge slicing knife with a long narrow blade that smoothly slices through meat or vegetables and preserves the integrity of each ingredient’s freshness. It is perfect for carving and slicing roasts, raw meats, fish, and all other proteins, and is famously used for sushi.

“Sujihiki” roughly translates to “Flesh Slicer” and it does exactly what the name suggests. The extended blade length allows you to slice with one long stroke, instead of sliding the knife back and forth in a sawing motion.

A Sujihiki is the Western-style equivalent of the traditional single-sided Yanagiba knife and should not to be mistaken with each other. The Sujihiki is therefore also easier to handle, as well as being thinner and lighter. Sujihiki Slicers commonly range from 240mm to 360mm.

 

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Katsushige Anryu – Kurouchi Gyuto 210mm
Katsushige Anryu – Kurouchi Gyuto 210mm

About Katsushige Anryu
Knife making is in Anryu-san’s blood. His family started as knife makers in the early 1870’s. He started apprenticing as a knife maker under his father, Katsutoshi Anryu, after graduating high school in 1959.

Anryu-san is a fourth generation knife maker and has been working as a blacksmith for well over 50 years. Anryu-san is also one of the founders of Takefu Knife Village in Echizen, Japan.

The blade is made of a White Paper #2 steel. A soft iron, multi-layer cladding is added using a hammer forged san-mai technique to help with corrosion.

About the Gyuto (Chefs Knife):
The Gyuto is a Japanese designed chef’s knife. Gyutos are multi-purpose knives, with a slight meat cutting bias but if you want one knife to do it all, this shape is it.

The longer blade typically gives the blade a forward balance that allows is to work for you, to fit your cutting style. While the balde would ideally be slid forward or back while cutting, they also work great if you prefer to ‘rock’ your knife while cutting.

Gyutos vary widely in design but generally range from 210mm to 270mm in length though smaller and larger examples can be found. Like the familiar western styled chef’s knife, Gyutos are commonly tall at the heel, have a reasonably flat profile toward the heel for chopping, a belly toward the tip of the blade for rock cutting, and a pointed tip for precision work.

 

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500

We use Payfast and EFT as payment method.

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist or cleave the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Masakage Koishi – Santoku 165mm
Masakage Koishi – Santoku 165mm

Masakage Koishi:

The blade is made from Aogami Super  – really easy to sharpen, holds a super fine edge, cuts like silk and is very rugged for its hardness. The super hard steel is then cladded in a softer stainless steel to help lower the possibility of rusting.

The Koishi(Pebble) line is made by Yoshimi Kato who first apprenticed at Kanehiro Hamono and then apprenticed under the guidance of Hiroshi-San (his Father in Law) who has also taught great blacksmiths like Yu Kurosaki. Yoshimi Kato strives to continuously improve his skills day by day working from Takefu knife village.

Santoku:

This is also a multi-purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means ‘Three Virtues’ or ‘To solve Three Problems’. The virtues or problems are slicing, dicing and mincing. Santoku is usually found in 160mm – 190mm lengths. These are more and more popular in Western kitchens due to the unique shape and smaller easy to handle size.

Knife Specifications: 

Knife Shape: Santoku

Blade Length: 165mm

Steel Type: Aogami Super with Stainless Glad

Rockwell Hardness: 63:64

Handle Material: Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagon Cherry wood handle with Pakka wood collar

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE DELIVERY ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA

We use Payfast and EFT as payment method.

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Masakage Mizu – Sujihiki 270mm
Masakage Mizu – Sujihiki 270mm

Masakage Mizu:
Masakage Mizu Collection is handmade by Anryu-san, who has been a blacksmith for well over 50 years.

The Blade of the Masakage Mizu is super thin and cuts like a razor. The Hard Aogami #2 steel is laminated between softer layers of carbon steel.

Named Mizu (water), these blades have a blue/black kurouchi finish giving the impression of cold, deep water.  Paired with an oval cherry wood handle these knives gives excellent bang for the buck.

Because the blade is not stainless it requires a bit more care. Keep the blade dry to avoid tarnish
and if you ever see a bit of rust on the blade remove it immediately with a coarse dish scrubber and soapy water.

You can also purchase a Naniwa Rust Eraser and Camellia oil for maintenance.

About the Sujihiki:
The Sujihiki is a double edge slicing knife with a long narrow blade that smoothly slices through meat or vegetables and preserves the integrity of each ingredient’s freshness. It is perfect for carving and slicing roasts, raw meats, fish, and all other proteins, and is famously used for sushi.

“Sujihiki” roughly translates to “Flesh Slicer” and it does exactly what the name suggests. The extended blade length allows you to slice with one long stroke, instead of sliding the knife back and forth in a sawing motion.

A Sujihiki is the Western-style equivalent of the traditional single-sided Yanagiba knife and should not to be mistaken with each other. The Sujihiki is therefore also easier to handle, as well as being thinner and lighter. Sujihiki Slicers commonly range from 240mm to 360mm

 

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

 

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, Arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Moribashi Plating Chopsticks Bloodwood
Moribashi Plating Chopsticks Bloodwood

Moribashi are long chopsticks, with a tip made of Stainless Steel. They are popular among Japanese Professional Chefs, used for preparing and serving Japanese Cuisine, such as Tempura, Sashimi etc. or turning food on the stove. They are not generally designed for eating. These chopsticks allow handling of hot food with one hand, and are used like regular chopsticks.

Professionals usually prefer Metal Tip rather than Wooden or Bamboo’s, as the tips of regular bamboo chopsticks discolour and get greasy after repeated use in hot oil. It is also much more hygienic. The wooden handle protects against heat.

The first thing you will notice about these is the weight, quality and balance they have.

 

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500

We use Payfast and EFT as payment method.

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Naniwa – Rust Eraser Fine
Naniwa – Rust Eraser Fine

The Naniwa Rust Eraser is a must-have accessory if you use high carbon steel knives or tools.

The Alumina abrasive is distributed throughout the entire thickness of the block, so fresh grit is exposed as it wears.

The fine grit abrades quickly through rust. It can be used dry or with water. You’ll get a higher polish by wetting the knife first and even more polish by using a drop of oil on the blade.

This is a very high quality fine eraser and will give you much use and satisfaction.

 

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500

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Naniwa – Sharpening Guide
Naniwa – Sharpening Guide

The Japanese Sharpening guide is designed for use on Kitchen knives. The guide is extremely easy to use and will give a precise angle throughout your sharpening sessions.

Clip the sharpening guide on your knife to help keep a steady angle while sharpening on a stone.

The white strip is less abrasive than the cheap steel guides you sometimes see so you’re less likely to scratch the stone (and the plastic is less likely to scratch the knife’s blade face).

Note that the angle created will depend on the width of the knife blade. It will give you a nice Japanese angle with a Santoku or most chef’s knives, but the angle will be higher with a small blade like a paring knife, and very low with a super wide blade like a Chinese chef’s knife (cleaver).

It is a very handy little tool, especially when you’re just starting out on your sharpening journey and want to concentrate on your technique without also having to worry all the time about maintaining a consistent angle.

The white strip on the sharpening guide is made of ceramic to ensure longer wear on the guide.
This is a fixed angle guide so cannot be adjusted.

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Naniwa Stone Holder
Naniwa Stone Holder

The Naniwa Stone holder is a great addition to your sharpening Station.

The heavy-duty rubber base insures that your whetstone is firmly secure and sturdy when sharpening your knives. It also insures great knuckle clearance when your stones are thinned out.
The holder can easily be adjusted with the set of adjustable screws. This makes it possible to attach water stones in the holder for stones up to 22 cm.

Length: 136-218 mm
Width: 76 mm maximum

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Narihira – Cleaver
Narihira – Cleaver

Narihira
Narihira knives are manufactured by Fuji Cutlery Co., Ltd. The sister company of Tojiro applies advanced construction techniques and modern materials, combined with high quality Japanese quality control to produce great knives suitable for chefs, home cooks and professionals at a great price.

Molybdenum Vanadium Stainless steel:
MV Stainless is a high carbon, low chromium stainless steel that has proven, over time, to be a very good compromise between toughness, strength, edge holding and resistance to corrosion.

It has added Vanadium to give the steel more hardness. This steel is very easy to sharpen to a razor edge but it will dull relatively quickly compared to high-carbon.

About the Cleaver:
Westerners are most familiar with cleavers as crude tools of butchery but there is tremendous variety and versatility in this class of cutlery.

Traditionally, Chinese cooks use a single cleaver shaped knife for every task in the kitchen, and these prove to be popular in the South African kitchen as well.

The Chinese cleaver or Chinese chef’s knife is a thin delicate knife that slices and chops well with height that can be used to scoop up large volumes of produce and enough mass that the spine or flat of the blade can be used to crush product before cutting.

On the other end of the spectrum, larger, beefier cleavers are some of the few cutlery tools designed to handle cleaving bone in proteins without damaging the knife.

*Note that this is a vegetable cleaver and we do not recommend using this knife on bones.

 

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500

We use Payfast and EFT as payment method.

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.
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Saya Cover – Santoku 165mm
Saya Cover – Santoku 165mm

The design of the Japanese saya cover has not changed much for hundreds of years. Japanese Magnolia wood is traditionally used for these covers as it does a great job protecting the blade. Its soft, moisture-resistant and contains no strong resins that might cause corrosion in high carbon steel.

Please note that each product my vary in appearance because of the Magnolia wood used for the saya Covers. The saya you receive will be unique and slightly different from the image.

 

  • Each wooden saya covers fit varies slightly due to the natural factors (humidity, dryness etc.), also each knife shape is unique, your knife may not fit this wooden saya. To purchase saya for knives you own, please bring your knives in to the JPN Concept Store in Salt River, Cape Town. We will personally fit your knife with a saya.

 

 

  • Kitchen Samurai does not accept returns, exchanges or refunds of saya covers. All sales of saya covers are final.

 

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Saya Knife Cover – Nakiri 165mm
Saya Knife Cover – Nakiri 165mm

The design of the Japanese saya cover has not changed much for hundreds of years. Japanese Magnolia wood is traditionally used for these covers as it does a great job protecting the blade. Its soft, moisture-resistant and contains no strong resins that might cause corrosion in high carbon steel.

Please note that each product my vary in appearance because of the Magnolia wood used for the saya Covers. The saya you receive will be unique and slightly different from the image.

 

  • Each wooden saya covers fit varies slightly due to the natural factors (humidity, dryness etc.), also each knife shape is unique, your knife may not fit this wooden saya. To purchase saya for knives you own, please bring your knives in to the JPN Concept Store in Salt River, Cape Town. We will personally fit your knife with a saya.

 

 

  • Kitchen Samurai does not accept returns, exchanges or refunds of saya covers. All sales of saya covers are final.

 

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500

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