Kajiwara – Double Bevel Deba – 150mm
Kajiwara – Double Bevel Deba – 150mm

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.

This Deba can be used by Left or Right handed users. The blade is made from Aogami 2 Cladded in Soft Iron and fitted with a beautiful Rosewood handle.

 

The Soft Iron around the Carbon core is fully reactive and needs special care and attention. The blade will form a nice patina overtime that will protect the knife from rust.

We recommend purchasing a rust eraser with this knife – https://kitchensamurai.co.za/product/naniwa-rust-eraser-fine/

 

Deba

The Deba is one of the first knives a sushi chef would use when preparing fish. Mainly used for filleting fish but can also be used for doing some poultry work.

These knives, and a considerable amount of skill on the chefs part, are the reason sushi looks so good and why the fish is cleaned so perfectly. Done properly, the bones will be in one pile with almost no meat on them and the meat will be completely bone-free, perfect fillets.

 

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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Kanetsuke DSR-1K6 – Petty 120mm
Kanetsuke DSR-1K6 – Petty 120mm

 

Kanetsune

Kanetsune is a manufacturer based in Seki, Japan.

 

The blade is made from DSR-1K6 steel, a high carbon stainless steel made by Daido Steel Co., ltd.  The knife has a good overall fit and finish, super light with a great balance. The steel is hardened to 58 HRC

 

Petty

The petty, often referred to as a utility knife is a smaller knife used for delicate tasks such as cutting herbs as well as smaller fruits and vegetables.

 

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.
not rated R1,100.00 Add to cart
Masakage Kiri – Damascus Petty
Masakage Kiri – Damascus Petty

 

Masakage Kiri

The Masakage Kiri knives are hand-forged from VG10-High Carbon stainless steel. The VG10 Core is laminated with 49-Layer Damascus.

 

This 150mm Petty has great balance, overall feel and amazing overall fit and finish. The Masakage Kiri line is forged by Yoshimi Kato a well known blacksmith from Echizen, Japan.

 

The petty, often referred to as a utility knife is a smaller knife used for delicate tasks such as cutting herbs as well as smaller fruits and vegetables.

 

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R850

Delivery time: 2 to 4 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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Masakage Koishi – Honesuki 150mm
Masakage Koishi – Honesuki 150mm

Masakage Koishi

Masakage Koishi knives are hand forged by Yoshimi Kato. He is an experienced and very well known blacksmith from Echizen, Japan.

The Koishi is Forged from Aogami Super. Aogami Super/Blue Super is an improved version of Aogami # 1. The steel has amazing edge holding capabilities and the edge can be refined to extreme sharpness. The Aogami Super is Cladded in Stainless steel to easy maintenance on the blade. The Aogami Super cutting edge is reactive and will develop a great looking patina if cared for properly. Always make sure to wash and dry your knife properly after use.

The Honesuki is a Japanese style boning knife. Its triangular taper down to a thin, surgical tip allows the knife to gain easy entry between bone joints, or to slip effortlessly beneath unwanted skin or tendons.

 

The Steel has been hardened to 63:65 Rockwell.

 

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 Koishi – Sujihiki 270mm
Masakage Koishi – Sujihiki 270mm

Masakage Koishi

Masakage Koishi knives are hand forged by Yoshimi Kato. He is an experienced and very well known blacksmith from Echizen, Japan.

The Koishi is Forged from Aogami Super. Aogami Super/Blue Super is an improved version of Aogami # 1. The steel has amazing edge holding capabilities and the edge can be refined to extreme sharpness. The Aogami Super is Cladded in Stainless steel to easy maintenance on the blade. The Aogami Super cutting edge is reactive and will develop a great looking patina if cared for properly. Always make sure to wash and dry your knife properly after use.

Sujihiki has a long narrow blade, perfect for cutting protein into thin slices and trimming off unwanted sinew and fat from meat and due to the length of the blade, slicing can be done in one fluent motion.

The Steel has been hardened to 63:65 Rockwell.

 

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.
not rated R5,550.00 Read more
Masakage Shimo – Santoku
Masakage Shimo – Santoku

 

Masakage Shimo 

 

Masakage Shimo knives are hand forged by Yu Kurosaki from Echizen, Japan. The Shimo is Forged with White Carbon #2/Shirogami #2 steel. The steel is an absolute pleasure to sharpen, takes and silky smooth cutting edge and has very good edge retention.

 

The core Shirogami #2 steel is cladded in soft Iron. Both the core and the Iron cladding on the Shimo is reactive steel. This knife patinas beautifully but extra care is required when using the knife. We recommend that the knife must be wiped down regularly during use, washed and dried properly after use.

 

The Shirogami core steel is hardened to HRC62. So the steel is hard and can be delicate. Using a good cutting technique is very important. Make sure your cutting motion is straight up and down with no lateral motion when hitting the cutting board.

 

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.

 

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.
not rated R3,950.00 Add to cart
Masakage Shimo – Sujihiki 270mm
Masakage Shimo – Sujihiki 270mm

 

Masakage Shimo 

 

Masakage Shimo knives are hand forged by Yu Kurosaki from Echizen, Japan. The Shimo is Forged with White Carbon #2/Shirogami #2 steel. The steel is an absolute pleasure to sharpen, takes and silky smooth cutting edge and has very good edge retention.

 

The core Shirogami #2 steel is cladded in soft Iron. Both the core and the Iron cladding on the Shimo is reactive steel. This knife patinas beautifully but extra care is required when using the knife. We recommend that the knife must be wiped down regularly during use, washed and dried properly after use. We do recommend grabbing a Rust eraser or Camellia oil for maintenance.

 

The Shirogami core steel is hardened to HRC62. So the steel is hard and can be delicate. Using a good cutting technique is very important. Make sure your cutting motion is straight up and down with no lateral motion when hitting the cutting board.

 

Sujihiki has a long narrow blade, perfect for cutting protein into thin slices and trimming off unwanted sinew and fat from meat and due to the length of the blade, slicing can be done in one fluent motion.

 

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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Masutani – VG10 Damascus Gyuto 180mm
Masutani – VG10 Damascus Gyuto 180mm

 

Masutani Knives

Masutani-San forges knives out of Echizen, Japan. They are a small-sized company and produce amazing quality knives for the price. Masutani-San is known as an incredible knife sharpener and all knives come super sharp out of the box.

The Masutani Damascus Nakiri is constructed using core steel of VG10, a cutlery grade stainless steel produced in Japan. It has a high carbon content which allows it to be heat treated to higher hardness levels thus allowing the blade to take on finer, sharper edges whilst being able to maintain that edge for prolonged periods of time

 

Gyuto (Chefs Knife):

The Gyuto is a Japanese designed chef’s knife. Gyutos vary widely in design but generally range from 180mm 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.

 

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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Masutani – VG10 Damascus Mini Santoku 130mm
Masutani – VG10 Damascus Mini Santoku 130mm

Masutani Knives

Masutani-San forges knives out of Echizen, Japan. They are a small sized company and produce amazing quality knives for the price. Masutani-San is known as an incredable knife sharpener and all knives comes super sharp out of the box.

The Masutani Damascus Ko-Santoku is constructed using a core steel of VG10, a cutlery grade stainless steel produced in Japan. It has a high carbon content which allows it to be heat treated to higher hardness levels thus allowing the blade to take on finer, sharper edges whilst being able to maintain that edge for prolonged periods of time

 

Santoku

The Santoku is a multi-purpose knife with a blade profile that allows for great versatility and due to this as well as its smaller form factor, it has become very popular in Western kitchens.

 

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.

 

 

not rated R1,900.00 Add to cart
Masutani – VG10 Damascus Nakiri
Masutani – VG10 Damascus Nakiri

 

Masutani Knives

Masutani-San forges knives out of Echizen, Japan. They are a small sized company and produce amazing quality knives for the price. Masutani-San is known as an incredable knife sharpener and all knives comes super sharp out of the box.

The Masutani Damascus Nakiri is constructed using a core steel of VG10, a cutlery grade stainless steel produced in Japan. It has a high carbon content which allows it to be heat treated to higher hardness levels thus allowing the blade to take on finer, sharper edges whilst being able to maintain that edge for prolonged periods of time

 

About the Nakiri

Under-utilized in the western kitchen, the Nakiri’s flat blade is meant for the push/pull chopping of vegetables. Since the entire flat edge of the knife touches the cutting board at once, you won’t be turning the vegetable into an ‘accordion’, pieces that are still connected by a thread after you’ve cut them.

The added weight of the blade allow it to fall through food more easily while you chop, so the knife does more of the work for you.

The Nakiri blade shape is a traditional Japanese knife shape, designed for the task of cutting vegetables – a knife that will be appreciated in the hands of a prep cook with mountains of veggies to prepare every day.

Recently, many Nakiris find their way into home kitchens – it’s a perfect knife for vegetarians and veggie lovers.

 

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.
not rated R2,150.00 Add to cart