KAMA-ASA

Japanese style knife

Japanese style knife
The single-edged blade is a unique feature of traditional Japanese style knives, which is directly linked to the development of technology along with Japanese cuisine and history. Japanese style knives make beautiful cutting performance on any ingredient without damaging fibers. They come in many types and sizes, each categorized according to the ingredient and the way of cooking.

Types of Japanese style knives

Japanese style knife lineup

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Structure of Japanese style knives are categorized into two types. "Kasumi" where blade material and Nantetsu (soft metal) are tucked and forge welded. "Honyaki" on the other hand is made of single material.

Shirogami series (Kasumi)
Shirogami No.1
Character of material:
The hardest blade of all Shirogami knives with the longest duration of the sharpness. Please handle with care, as the blade is very hard it can be easily chipped.
Production:
Sakai city, Osaka
Forger:
Yoshikazu Tanaka
Sharpening:
Kazumi Kawakita
Handle:
Octagonal / Magnolia
Finishing:
Mirror finish polishing
Shirogami No.2
Character of material:
The blade material with balanced sharpening performance as well as prolonged sharpness. Good material qualified both for professional and home kitchen use.
Production:
Sakai city, Osaka
Forger:
Kenichi Shiraki
Sharpening:
Kazumi Kawakita
Handle:
Shinogi(Chestnut shape) / Magnolia
Upper Shirogami No.2
Character of material:
Same material as Shirogami No.2 with more hardness and easy sharpening.
Production:
Sakai city, Osaka
Forger:
Yoshikazu Tanaka
Sharpening:
Kazumi Kawakita
Handle:
Shinogi(Chestnut shape) / Magnolia
Shirogami No.3
Character of material:
The most unlikely to be chipped of all Shirogami knives and recommended for beginners.
Production:
Sakai city, Osaka (Forged in Kochi prefecture)
Forger:
Seikai Toyonaga
Sharpening:
Yuji Morimoto
Handle:
Shinogi(Chestnut shape) / Magnolia
Aogami series (Kasumi)
Aogami No.1
Character of material:
Knife with longer lasting sharpness than Aogami No.2.
Handling of this knife requires high skills as it is hard to sharpen and easily chipped compared to Shirogami series knives.
Production:
Sakai city, Osaka
Forger:
Yoshikazu Tanaka
Sharpening:
Kazumi Kawakita
Handle:
Octagonal / Magnolia
Aogami No.2
Character of material:
Material made by adding chrome(Cr) and tungsten(W) to Shirogami No.2 to realize prolonged sharpness.
Production:
Sakai city, Osaka
Forger:
Kenichi Shiraki
Sharpening:
Kazumi Kawakita
Handle:
Octagonal / Magnolia
Stainless series
VG10
Character of material:
High carbon stainless material made by blending pure material with a mixture of other materials in good balance. Features anti-wear proof and prolonged sharpness.
Production:
Sakai city, Osaka
Forger:
Kenichi Shiraki
Sharpening:
Kazumi Kawakita
Handle:
Shinogi(Chestnut shape) / Magnolia
We have other knives in stock, and accept special orders.
Please contact us for details of delivery and estimated price.
Honyaki
KAMA-ASA's Honyaki knives
Material and types of Yakiire:
“Aogami No.1 Mizu Honyaki”“Shirogami No.1 Mizu Honyaki”“Aogami No.2 Mizu Honyaki”“Shirogami No.2 Mizu Honyaki”“VG10 Honyaki”“Shirogami No.2 Abura Honyaki”
Production:
Sakai city, Osaka
Forger:
Kenichi Shiraki
Sharpening:
Kazumi Kawakita
Handle:
Octagonal / Magnolia or Rosewood
Finishing:
Mirror finish polishing
We have other brand knives in stock, and accept special orders.
Please contact us for details of delivery and estimated price.
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