In Japanese, Ten translates as "sky" or "heaven" and can also give the impression of high standards and class.
FV10 Series : VG10 Stainless Steel
The blade is made of VG10 stainless steel, which is the most popular stainless steel among chefs today. Made from carefully selected, high-purity raw materials using the latest steelmaking technology, VG10 is a very superior steel material that is both hard and has a tenacious edge for both sharpness and long edge retention. It also has good machinability and can be easily resharpened. It is the most recommended stainless steel in our store as it has the best conditions required as a stainless steel.
Wa-Gyuto : Chef Knife with Japanese style handle
The Wa-Gyuto is a blend of Japanese and Western kitchen knives with a blade made of a single material, incorporating the handle of the Japanese kitchen knives that Japanese chefs are accustomed to using. It is designed to match the traditional Japanese atmosphere. It is an all-purpose knife for Japanese cooking, which can be used for a wide range of dishes from meat to vegetables.
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A Wa-Gyuto Chef Knife is a classic French style Chef Knife fitted to a traditional Japanese Style handle, whether it be the Octagonal, D-Shape or Round Shape.This handle style is more familiar to classically trained Japanese Chef's.
It is an all-purpose knife for meat, vegetables and fish, it is the most frequently used knife for Western restaurants in Japan.
When you are mostly preparing meat blocks or cutting cabbage into strips, you can use this knife around 30cm, while the 27cm knife also can be used for cooking if the boardroom is large enough. The 24cm knife is the popular size for professional use becasue it can handle everything from preparation to delicate tasks. The 18cm and 21cm are popular for home use as well, as it can cut through large pieces of food without much straining.
VG10 is one of the most popular stainless steels on the market today. It has very few impurities and maintains a good hardness with the added benefit of being easy to sharpen and rust resistent.
A full steel blade or Mono-Steel blade means that only one type of steel has been used in its construction from spine to edge. Making knives with a single steel type requires expert attention during the manufacturing process to ensure the blade does not become overly brittle or warped. Differentiating a high quality Mono-Steel Blade from a low quality Mono-Steel blade can be quite difficult at a quick glance.
A knife store that has supported the history of knives and food culture in Japan.
It has been 600 years since the birth of swordmaking in the Sakai region of Japan. Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide's and it's craftsmen continue to build on that legacy by producing the finest blades in Japan.
This is where the culture of completing a dish of sashimi by "just cutting" and the culture of expressing sharpness as "taste" was born.
For 70 years, we have been connecting the spirit of Sakai's craftsmen with the passion of chefs in Osaka's kitchen equipment shopping district, known as the kitchen of Japan.
We are very happy that our knives can be used by people all over the world.
After use, wash off any dirt and wipe thoroughly with a dry cloth to remove any moisture. This product is not for use with frozen foods.This product is handmade, so each piece will be different. Please use the weight and length listed as a guide. Each material is natural and may vary in color. It is not the same as the picture.We take great care with our inventory, but in the unlikely event that we are out of stock, we will contact you by email to let you know.