Takobiki / Takohiki Sashimi Knives
What is a Takobiki Knife (Sashimi Knife)?
A Takobiki or Takohiki Knife is a long, square-shaped knife often used for slicing through fish to make Sashimi for Japanese Cuisine in the Kanto Region (Eastern part of Japan such as Tokyo). It is often referred to as a “Sashimi Knife” or “Sushi Knife”, much like a Yanagiba Knife.
There is another style of Takobiki knife called "Sakimaru Takobiki", which has a katana-like tip.
Various types of sashimi knife
Other than Takobiki, there are many types of the knives that are similar and used in the same way as Takobiki such as the Fugibiki and Yanagiba knives. There are some slight differences on shape, size, and weight. Chefs can choose based on personal preference.
How to Choose a Japanese Kitchen Knife for Beginners
Japanese kitchen knives are famous for their design, history, and cutting performance. This guide will help you select the best knife for your needs.