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Western style knife

Western style knife
Western style knives spread in Japan with the arrival of western culinary are "double-edged", and suitable for cutting fast evenly. Knives made in Japan are based on the manufacturing technique of "Japanese style knives", boasting prolonged sharpness and popularity from overseas customers.

Different types of Western style knife

Western style knife lineup

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Western style knives are either made of "single layer" or "multi layers" (ex. Damascus Knives).

Single layer
S-V1O Series
Material:
VG10 Stainless steel
This knife is made of slightly softer VG10 than usual VG10 and easy to sharpen. Recommended for both professional and home kitchen use.
Character:
Handle is blue toned and rounded to fit small hands. Another type featuring a dimple letting the ingredient come off from the blade body easily is also available.
Right / Left:
For right handed. *Left handed type also available.
Production:
Seki city, Gifu
V1 Series
Material:
V1 Stainless steel
VG1 contains molybdenum and more carbon, realizing easiness of sharpening and maintaining the sharp performance. 14% Chrome provides corrosion resistance.
Character:
Standard design will not be outdated. Another type featuring a dimple letting the ingredient come off from the blade body easily is also available.
Right / Left:
For right handed. *Left handed type also available.
Production:
Seki city, Gifu
Swedish steel series
Material:
Swedish steel (Stainless steel)
One of the easiest stainless materials for sharpening featuring lower degree of hardness.
Character:
This blade is sharpened very thin and can cut into ingredient with sharp edge and beautiful cut. Please be careful that it can be worn out easily due to thin and light character.
Right / Left:
For right handed.
Production:
Sakai city, Osaka
Warikomi (3 layer) / Damascus
Kuroe Tsuchime V10 Damascus Series
Material:
VG10 Stainless steel
VG10 boasts high degree of hardness and prolonged sharpness, realized by high manufacturing skill.
Character:
This knife is made by in total of 17 layers with Damascus pattern on blade, and odd-shaped design calling for high popularity. The unlevel surface is finished by pressing.
Right / Left:
For right and left handed.
Production:
Seki city, Gifu
VG-10 33 layer damascus Series
Material:
VG10 Stainless steel
VG10 boasts high degree of hardness and prolonged sharpness, realized by high manufacturing skill.
Character:
The blade featuring beautiful Damascus pattern has 33 layers and sharpened so thin by skilled craftsman that it does not weigh too much.
Right / Left:
For right and left handed.
Production:
Seki city, Gifu
High speed powder metal damascus series
Material:
High speed steel (stainless steel)
This premium stainless material boasts excellent degree of hardness, anti-rusting performance and prolonged sharpness. Sharpening needs high skill and care as the material can easily be chipped.
Character:
Sandwiching the high-speed steel with 30 layered Nantetsu (soft metal) highlighting it with Damascus pattern.
Right / Left:
For right and left handed.
Production:
Seki city, Gifu
Japanese style series
VG10 series
Material:
VG10 stainless steel (single layer)
This knife is made of slightly softer VG10 than usual VG10 and easy to sharpen. Recommended for both professional and home kitchen use.
Character:
Japanese style handle is attached to the blade of S-V10 series.
Another type featuring a dimple letting the ingredient come off from the blade body easily is also available.
Right / Left:
For right handed.
Production:
Seki city, Gifu
Shirogami No.2 series
Material:
Shirogami No.2 (carbon steel), Warikomi style
This carbon steel material has high degree of hardness, achieving balanced excellence in easy-sharpening and prolonged sharpness.
Character:
Handmade by craftsman specialized in Japanese style knives, through forging and sharpening processes. There is "匠鋼" engraving on the back side.
Right / Left:
For right and left handed.
Production:
Sakai city, Osaka
Aogami No.1 Series
Material:
Aogami No.1 (carbon steel), Warikomi style
Carbon steel with highly prolonged sharpness. However, the material can easily be chipped due to high degree of hardness.
Character:
Handmade by craftsman specialized in Japanese style knives, through forging and sharpening processes. There is "極鋼" engraving on the back side.
Right / Left:
For right and left handed.
Production:
Sakai city, Osaka
Gingami No.3 series
Material:
Gingami No.3 (stainless steel) Warikomi style
Although this material is stainless, it is easy to sharpen and is also used for Japanese style knives.
Character:
Handmade by craftsman specialized in Japanese style knives, through forging and sharpening processes. There is "銀三" engraving on the back side.
Right / Left:
For right and left handed.
Production:
Sakai city, Osaka
We have other brand knives in stock, and accept special orders.
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