MAC Ceramic Honing Rod
MAC Ceramic Honing Rod

 

The White Mac honing rod has a medium 1200 grit surface that polishes your edge smooth.  Similar in function to a traditional European “steel” these rods are meant to hone or gently realign your edge.  Use it daily in commercial restaurant environments or once every few weeks in home environments to maintain a fine edge.  This does not replace sharpening which you should still do every couple of weeks (restaurant) or every couple of months (home).

Ceramic honing rods are a much harder material than a traditional steel and have a much finer grit which obtains faster and better results.

Great for use on harder Carbon steels or powdered stainless steel.

 

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Naniwa – Flattening Stone 220 Grit
Naniwa – Flattening Stone 220 Grit

The Naniwa – 220 Grit Flattening Stone produces extremely flat results on all water stones, ceramic or traditional.

Dimensions:

175mm x 55mm x 30mm

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Naniwa Lobster Series – 220 Grit
Naniwa Lobster Series – 220 Grit

Naniwa Lobster Whetstone

Naniwa Lobster series is made from a soft, resin-bond. Theses stones are relatively soft and would need to be trued, flattened on a regular bases.

 

 

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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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Naniwa Traditional 8000 Grit
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Narihira – Santoku 165mm
Narihira – Santoku 165mm

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 obtain great knives suitable for chefs, home cooks and professionals at a great price.

 

Santoku

Santoku Knife (三徳包丁 – pronounced: Santoku Bōchō) literally translated from Japanese means ‘Three Virtues’. Three Virtues refers to the three methods of using a knife namely slicing, dicing and chopping or the three types of fresh produce that is meat, fish and vegetables.

The Santoku’s multi-purpose and versatility nature leads it to be compared with a Western chef’s knife or the Gyuto. As the Three Virtues suggests it’s perfect for chopping, mincing and slicing the three main fresh produces. It excels easily through the fresh produce and creates thin slices of meat, seafood, cheese, fruits, and vegetables. The wide blade is handy for scooping food off the cutting board. The blade profile is well suited for up-and-down motion or using a tap-chop or a push-cut.

The Santoku thin blade is shorter than Western chef’s or Gyuto knives making it lighter, easier to handle and less strenuous for long periods of work. The flatter cutting edge is nearly straight from heel to tip. The Santoku is perfect for users with smaller hands and a bit more limited working space. The double-bevel, thin, sharp edge prioritises finesse instead of power.

Type: Western Style

Best for: Meat, Fish, Vegetables

Kitchen Samurai Ease of Use Rating: All-Rounder – Easy to use and applies to most food types

 

Molybdenum Vanadium Stainless steel:

AUS 8 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.

Knife Specifications

Knife Shape: Santoku

Blade Length: 165mm

Steel Type: Molybdenum Vanadium Steel

Rockwell Hardness: 59

Handle Material: Western Handle

 

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.
  • 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.
not rated R850.00 Add to cart
RYUTOKU –  Deba 150mm
RYUTOKU – Deba 150mm

RYUTOKU

RYUTOKU 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.

 

Please note: These knives are more suited for home use rather than in a professional environment.

 

Deba

Deba Knife (出刃包丁 – pronounced: Deba Bōchō) literally translated from Japanese means ‘pointed carving knife’. The Deba is not a carving knife though but rather a ‘carver’ of fish and mainly applied to breaking down whole fish.

The Deba Knife is traditionally used for cleaning, filleting and beheading whole fish but the sturdy blade and heavier weight allows it to break down other meats and poultries with small bones but is not suited for cutting through thick bones. Like with most Traditional Japanese knives the Deba is best designed for a single or specific purpose, fish filleting.

The Deba knife is a heavy, robust knife featuring a thick, wide blade with a pointed tip. The thick blade and heavyweight on the heel allow for heavier duty work while the middle of the blade creates clean cuts. The pointed tip is used for precision work and helps you to feel the bones of the fish when filleting. The Deba has a single-bevel edge allowing it to be extremely sharp. Traditional Japanese knives characteristically have single-bevel edges. Most single-bevel knives are right-handed so if you are left-handed make sure to request.

Type: Traditional

Best for: Fish

Kitchen Samurai Ease of Use Rating: Precise – Knowledge of the knife and limited use cases

 

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.
  • 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.
not rated R675.00 Add to cart
RYUTOKU – Yanagiba 210mm
RYUTOKU – Yanagiba 210mm

RYUTOKU

RYUTOKU 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.

 

Please note: These knives are more suited for home use rather than in a professional environment.

 

Yanagiba

Yanagiba Knife (柳刃包丁 – pronounced: Yanagi-ba Bōchō) literally translated from Japanese means ‘willow leaf blade’. The name refers to its blade shape being long, slender in a leaf shape. An alternative name Shobu refers to the Iris shaped leaf in the Kansai region.

The Yanagiba knife is best for slicing raw fish, especially for the preparation of sashimi and nigiri sushi dishes. The thinness and length of the blade profile allow for Japanese pull-cutting techniques. The sharpness of the blade makes it possible to do so in one clean sweep preventing tearing or bruising of the fish. The cut surfaces stay smooth, fresh, shiny and deliver delicate flavours and soft textures.

The Yanagiba’s long, thin and narrow blade allows the user to cut through a fish fillet using just one single long stroke instead of back and forth “sawing”. The weight of the blade is enough to ensure minimum pressure while slicing fresh fish fillets. The Yanagiba has a single-bevel edge allowing it to be extremely sharp. Traditional Japanese knives characteristically have single-bevel edges. Most single-bevel knives are right-handed so if you are left-handed make sure to request.

Type: Traditional

Best for: Fish

Kitchen Samurai Ease of Use Rating: Precise – Knowledge of the knife and limited use cases

 

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.
  • 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.
not rated R675.00 Add to cart
RYUTOKU Nakiri 160mm
RYUTOKU Nakiri 160mm

 

RYUTOKU

RYUTOKU 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.

 

Please note: These knives are more suited for home use rather than in a professional environment.

 

Nakiri

Nakiri Knife (菜切り包丁 – pronounced: Nakiri Bōchō) literally translated from Japanese means ‘knife for cutting greens’ or ‘leaf-cutter’. Most Japanese households make use of the Nakiri and in general, it is loved by vegetarians.

The Nakiri’s broad rectangular blade allows for quick and efficient chopping, dicing and mincing of large vegetables. The height of the blade also allows cutting through harder root vegetables with a straight down chopping motion. The Nakiri may also be turned upside down to use the spine of the blade to scrape ingredients across the chopping board without damaging the blade. The blade profile with its straight, flat edge works best when using an up and down chopping motion.

The Nakiri knife has a long, thin, and rectangular-shaped blade with a straight edge, and a flat, blunt tip. The Nakiri’s shape can be mistaken for a cleaver but be warned that it is not made for heavy-duty work like cutting bones or frozen foods. The thinness of the blade also ensures that delicate vegetables can be cleanly cut without ripping the skin, and helps to achieve crisp edges on each slice.

Type: Western Style

Best for: Vegetables

Kitchen Samurai Ease of Use Rating: Specialist – Easy to use but applies to specific food types

 

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.
  • 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.
R625.00 Add to cart
Sakai Kikumori – AUS10 Damascus Santoku 165mm
Sakai Kikumori – AUS10 Damascus Santoku 165mm

Sakai Kikumori

With a passionate devotion to knife-making as well as working with some of the most skilled craftsman in Japan, Sakai Kikumori has been making cutlery of incredible quality and performance since its inception in 1926.

The Kikumori Damascus Santoku is constructed using an AUS-10 core steel which is cladded in softer stainless steel with a high polished Damascus pattern. AUS-10 is a stainless steel with a high carbon content and is heat treated between 59-60 meaning it is slightly harder and therefore it’ll be able to hold sharper edges without dulling as quickly. The handle is a Western Style Handle made from Black Polywood with a stainless steel half bolster. 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.

 

Santoku

Santoku Knife (三徳包丁 – pronounced: Santoku Bōchō) literally translated from Japanese means ‘Three Virtues’. Three Virtues refers to the three methods of using a knife namely slicing, dicing and chopping or the three types of fresh produce that is meat, fish and vegetables.

The Santoku’s multi-purpose and versatility nature leads it to be compared with a Western chef’s knife or the Gyuto. As the Three Virtues suggests it’s perfect for chopping, mincing and slicing the three main fresh produces. It excels easily through the fresh produce and creates thin slices of meat, seafood, cheese, fruits, and vegetables. The wide blade is handy for scooping food off the cutting board. The blade profile is well suited for up-and-down motion or using a tap-chop or a push-cut.

The Santoku thin blade is shorter than Western chef’s or Gyuto knives making it lighter, easier to handle and less strenuous for long periods of work. The flatter cutting edge is nearly straight from heel to tip. The Santoku is perfect for users with smaller hands and a bit more limited working space. The double-bevel, thin, sharp edge prioritises finesse instead of power.

Type: Western Style

Best for: Meat, Fish, Vegetables

Kitchen Samurai Ease of Use Rating: All-Rounder – Easy to use and applies to most food types

 

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.
  • 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.
not rated R3,250.00 Add to cart