Knife Style Guide

Learn about & shop the various styles of Japanese kitchen knives.

What's in a name?

That which we call a kitchen knife by any other name would cut as well. A kitchen knife is any knife used in the preparation of food with name and function of each style dictated by the shape and size of the blade. Use this guide to learn about the most popular Japanese kitchen knife styles.

Double-Bevel Styles

These knives are designed for use by both right and left handed users, with a symmetrical, double-beveled edge. Due to their versatility, they are an ideal choice for chefs of all skill levels.

Single Bevel Styles

Only one side of a single-beveled knife is ground at an angle, making it important to determine whether it is right- or left-handed. The traditional kitchen knives of Japan, they are now commonly used in sushi restaurants and fish markets.

Other Styles

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Meet the Makers

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