List of Top 10 Best Japanese Chef Knife


SaleBestseller No. 1
MITSUMOTO SAKARI 8 inch Japanese Gyuto Chef Knife, Professional Hand Forged Kitchen Chef Knife, 3 Layers 9CR18MOV High Carbon Meat Sushi Knife (Rosewood Handle & Gift Box)
  • [Traditional Japanese Hand Forging] Professional Japanese chef's knife inherits the traditional Japanese hand forging method; combined with advanced technology and materials. Through the knifemaker's manual fine knife shape and pounding out the gorgeous pounding texture; into the perfect forging art and craftsmanship. Insist on completing a perfect kitchen chef's knife through 45 days of hand forging.
  • [High Quality Cooking Chef Knives] Gyuto chef knife is made of 3 layers of top grade 9CR18MOV high carbon steel with precision quenching and vacuum cold nitrogen treatment. It greatly enhances the characteristics of corrosion resistance, rust prevention and toughness; the hardness is up to 58±2HRC. 2.5mm ultra-thin sharp blade can keep the ideal ripeness of fruits, vegetables in the best condition and meat in the most delicious moment when cutting.
  • [Solid Rosewood Knife Handle] The Japanese high carbon knife is made of precious summer sourwood wood from Southeast Asia. And features an ergonomically designed octagonal balanced wood handle; minimizing wrist tension and different aspects giving you great flexibility to adjust your cutting angle; while providing a secure, comfortable grip.
  • [Perfect Cooking Cookware Gift Choice] Japanese knives combine high-end materials and first-class craftsmanship; perfect for home cooks and professional chefs alike. And with professional gift box packaging is the perfect gift for family and friends at Christmas, weddings, birthdays, Father's Day, Mother's Day.
  • [High Carbon Knives Important Notes] MITSUMOTO SAKARI products pass strict quality audits. If you find any quality problems with the chef knife, please contact us immediately by email. Our professional service team will give you a satisfactory answer.
Bestseller No. 2
MITSUMOTO SAKARI 8 inch Japanese Kiritsuke Chef Knife, Hand Forged 67 Layers 440C Damascus Steel Kitchen Knives, Professional Meat Sushi Chef's Knife (Blue Pomegranate Handle & Gift Box)
  • [Japanese Damascus Knives] Kiritsuke Knife is made of 67 layers 440C Damascus steel (59±2 HRC) using traditional Japanese hand forging technology combined with vacuum deep cooling treatment; enhancing sharpness, durability and corrosion resistance.
  • [Dazzling Knife Handles] Collaboration with famous Japanese designers to design dazzling series of knife handles. Shadowwood Treegranate incorporates unique patterns and colors; a unique color structure flows through the world of knife handles. It will be a pleasure to use it.
  • [Professional Japanese Chef's Knife] Each Kiritsuke knife is carefully machined and forged using multiple processes to achieve the optimal balance of hardness, toughness and sharpness to deliver unparalleled performance. These chef's knives are perfect for chopping, slicing and cutting any fruit, fish, meat, sushi and vegetables.
  • [High-End Gift Choices] The Universal Chef's Knife has an ultra-sharp edge and perfect curvature (13°) to meet all the chef's requirements for a knife. With its exquisite sandalwood gift box and gorgeous appearance, it is the gift every home chef and professional chef looks forward to on special holidays.
  • [Product Commitment] ミツモトサカリ products have been strictly audited and certified. Unconditional replacement or refund policy for defects, risk-free trial. If you have any questions, please contact us, we will give you a satisfactory answer.
SaleBestseller No. 3
MITSUMOTO SAKARI 8 inch Hand-Forged Japanese Gyuto Chef Knife, Professional 440C Damascus Kitchen Knife, Advanced Art Forging Meat Cleaver Chef's Knives (MapleWood Handle & Gift Box)
  • [TOP HAND-FORGED CRAFTS] Gyuto chef's knife designed by professional and famous Japanese knife maker ミツモトサカリ himself. Forged in top 440C Damascus steel using the Japanese samurai sword forging method with seven layers of laminated steel. It took 5 months to forge a chef's knife with high toughness and hardness.
  • [RARE BURL WOOD KNIFE HANDLE] Precious maple wood with long natural burl is cut to create a rare professional chef knife handle. The ergonomically designed tang style handle provides excellent hand control and perfect balance to create a perfect cleaver kitchen knife.
  • [JAPAN CHEF'S KNIFE DETAILS] The chef's knives is 8 inch (207 mm) long with a 5.12 inch handle and 60±2 HRC hardness. The combination of gorgeous curved design and top quality craftsmanship creates a high quality 2.2mm blade chef's knife; It preserves the moment when fruits reach their ideal ripeness, vegetables are in their best condition or meat is at its most flavorful.
  • [HIGH ARTISTIC VALUE COLLECTION] Top quality hand-forged art chef's knives combine many precious elements that are highly collectible and useful. Gorgeous looking and perfectly functional chef's knives are what every home cook and professional chef looks forward to using. And with the special sandalwood sheath and gift box, we believe this is the perfect gift for your beloved friends and family on special holidays.
  • [SINCERE SERVICE] ミツモトサカリ products have been strictly audited and certified. Unconditional replacement or refund policy for defects, risk-free trial. If you have any questions, please contact us, we will give you a satisfactory answer.
Bestseller No. 4
FAMCÜTE 8 Inch Japanese Chef Knife, 3 Layer 9CR18MOV Clad Steel w/octagon Handle Gyuto Sushi Knife for Home Kitchen & Restaurant
  • 100% from Japan's High Quality Steel - FAMCUTE series uses 9CR18MOV. A great steel for the everyday use of any chef. With an HRC of 60+/-2 it will take an angled edge and hold it for long enough to help extend the life of your knife (w/ general maintenance). The clad dimple allow for easy food release while slicing or dicing. This blade is great for vegetables, fruits, fish, and meats. [Please refrain from cutting frozen products as this may detriment the knife's edge.]
  • Ergonomic Design- Design inspiration are designed to show the special beauty of chef’s knives. While focusing on comfortability, and efficiency for the everyday chef. Blade length is 21.2cm and handle length is 15.3 cm with an overall length of 36.5cm. When a pinch grip is used the blade length is considered “true 8” inch” where the user will be able to maximize maneuverability of the blades cutting edge
  • Full of Natural Handles - Is crafted from African rosewood, and is a great compliment to the beauty and comfort to the knife user. The stability of the handle allows the user full manipulation of the blade. This makes for effective use for precision, and endurance cuts. This handle makes mis en plas (food prep) FUN again
  • Weight/Balance- The balance point runs heel to spine up the billet. Allowing the user a comfortable grip with precise cuts, and less wear and tear on the users hands. The weight is towards the blade of the knife making for efficient use during rock chopping motion.
  • FAMCUTE's PROMISE- Quality is a massive focus of ours products. As a promise to our customers, When you open the package and receive a knife with any quality problems, we will replace it free of charge.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Shun Sora 8 inch Chef Knife, NSF Certified Cutlery Handcrafted in Japan, VB0706
  • The must-have kitchen knife - handcraft in Japan
  • Steel: proprietary composite blade technology; VG10 san Mai cutting core; Japanese 420J blade upper
  • VG10 is clad with one layer of stainless steel on each side to create the San Mai edge and provide stain resistance
  • Handle: traditional Japanese handle design in easy-care, textured PP/TPE blend. Blade Edge - Non-Serrated
  • Hand wash only, blade length is 8 inches. Steels are permanently joined
Bestseller No. 6
Yoshihiro VG-10 46 Layers Hammered Damascus Gyuto Japanese Chefs Knife (Octagonal Ambrosia Handle) (8.25" (210mm))
  • The VG-10 Hammered Damascus Series has been a perennial best seller, combining performance, beauty, and extraordinary value.
  • [[TRADITIONAL GYUTO STYLE] The most versatile and essential of all knives a cook can have is a Japanese chefs knife known as a Gyuto knife.
  • The Gyuto is a Japanese chefs knife with a curved blade that smoothly rocks back and forth and has an extended tip for quick chopping that can be used to cut meat, fish, and vegetables.
  • [46 LAYERS DAMASCUS VG-10] Proudly made in Japan and forged and hammered with 46 layers of steel in the Damascus tradition with a VG-10 Core.
  • [HAMMERED TEXTURE] The hammered texture of the blade eliminates friction and keeps food from sticking to the blade.
Bestseller No. 7
KYOKU Chef Knife - 8"- Shogun Series - Japanese VG10 Steel Core Hammered Damascus Blade - with Sheath & Case
  • TOP-NOTCH VG-10 JAPANESE STEEL – Crafted with superior Japanese VG-10 steel cutting core at 58-60 HRC, this chef knife features supreme sharpness, long-term durability and incredible edge retention. The super steel core contains cobalt that increases the hardness and ease of sharpening, making VG-10 steel outperform AUS-10 steel in durability.
  • FUNCTIONAL & AESTHETIC DAMASCUS STEEL – The blade consists of 67-layer Damascus steel cladding that enhances toughness and protects the valuable VG 10 steel cutting core. Beautifully laminated, the Damascus wave pattern showcases the stunning craftsmanship and its luxurious identity. Each blade is cryogenically treated in liquid nitrogen to enhance hardness, flexibility and corrosion resistance.
  • ERGONOMIC G10 HANDLE: Highly impervious to heat and moisture, the meticulously constructed G10 handle (incredibly strong fiberglass-like material) feels smooth and sure in your hand. The blade and handle meet with an ergonomic bolster (the gentle slope for your thumb) to make cutting easier and safer.
  • WELL-BALANCED DESIGN: Our 8” Japanese chef knife is designed to feel substantial and well-balanced in your hand but also light enough for marathon prep sessions.
  • A KITCHEN KNIFE FOR EVERY TASK: Every kitchen needs a versatile knife. With an extra-wide and slightly curved blade, this chef’s knife is just right for cutting, slicing, mincing, dicing, cubing and more everyday jobs. Well suited to professional chefs as well as home cooks.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Shun Premier Grey Chef Knife, 8 inch VG-MAX Steel Blade, Cutlery Handcrafted in Japan
  • Premier 8-inch Chef’s knife will quickly become the most used knife in the kitchen; lightweight, agile and offering an extremely comfortable grip, users never want to set the knife down
  • Razor-sharp edge of blade is perfect for slicing, dicing and chopping a full range of fruits, vegetables and other foods; thinner, lighter blade makes this knife less tiring to use
  • Contoured, PakkaWood handle rests comfortably in any hand; hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting for a smooth clean cut
  • Shun Cutlery knives make prep work fun and takes a typically mundane task from boring to exciting; Shun’s knives are hand-sharpened, handcrafted and have a strong Japanese heritage
  • Very comfortable and easy to use with a beautiful, eye catching finish
SaleBestseller No. 9
Miyabi Chef's Knife, 8-Inch, Birch/Stainless Steel
  • G2 micro carbide powder steel
  • Authentic thin Japanese blade profile
  • Hand honed using the three step Honbazuke process to a 9.5 to 12 degree edge
  • Handle length:5.39 inch
Bestseller No. 10
Sunnecko Damascus Chef Knife 8 inch- Razor Sharp Kitchen Knife Made of Damascus VG-10 Steel with Rivet Full Tang Solid Handle-Professional Japanese Chef's Meat Knife
  • 【Save More by Choosing Coupon】【REAL DAMASCUS STEEL】Sunnecko 8" chef's knife made of 67-layers Damascus super stainless steel with ultra sharp cutting core VG-10. The incredible Rockwell hardness HRC 60±1 was obtained after cryogenic workmanship forging, which means Damascus knives get better sharpness, superior edge retention, stain and rust resistance than high-carbon-steel knives. You can imagine cutting soft meat and fish like butter.
  • 【CUTTING AND NON-STICK PERFORMANCE】Except with razor sharp blade edge and smooth mirror polishing, Sunnecko carving knife blade was sharpened by experienced craftsman‘s hand at the angle of 12-15° which is the best sharp angle for a cooking knife. The 8 inch Japanese chef knife is a good helper at kitchen whatever meat, fish and veggies you would like to cut, also keeping the amazing non-stick knife function.
  • 【NATURAL PATTERN & GIFT PACKAGING】 Jointly designed by Germany and Japanese Designers. Sunnecko "Sonne Series" Each Knife has its unique natural pattern, which is the natural texture synthesized by 67-layers Damascus steel. Being set in a custom designed gift box, which makes it a precious and practical gift for your families and friends.
  • 【ERGONOMIC FULL-TANG SOLID HANDLE】To ensure the kitchen knife well balance and keep away from looseness because of heat and cold, the handle of 8 in chef's knife adopts full-tang design and is filled with ABS material riveted by copper nail. With accurate weight handle and full-tang design, the ergonomic handle is fitted big and small hand, and easy to control, using agility and comfort, offering better durability and reliability.
  • 【WARRANTY & CUSTOMER SERVICE】 Sunnecko always focus on creating the health and premium kitchen knife to our customer with quality material from Germany and Japan. We provides customers 60-day money back policy, free replacement, one year guarantee and the most satisfactory solution.Try Sunnecko chef's knife now!

Buyer’s Guide

How to choose the best Japanese Chef
Knife

What is the Purpose Of A Japanese Chef
Knife?

The Japanese chef knife has been around since the
early 1900’s. In fact it was created by Masakichi Kawada who wanted to create
a tool that could be used for both cutting and chopping vegetables. He
designed his own unique style of blade which he called “the Japanese
chef knife”. His design included a long handle and a curved edge. Today
these blades are still being manufactured today and are known as the
“Japanese chef knife” because of its popularity among chefs
worldwide.

Why Should You Buy a Japanese Chef
Knife?

There are many reasons why you should invest in a
Japanese chef knife. First it is extremely versatile. Whether you are cooking
preparing food for others or just doing everyday chores a Japanese chef knife
will serve you well. Second it is very durable. Unlike Western knives
Japanese chef knives are built to last. Third it is easy to sharpen.
Sharpening a Japanese chef knife is simple and takes only minutes. Fourth it
is affordable. Fifth it is safe. Because of the way the blade is constructed
there is no chance of injury while sharpening or using the knife. Sixth it is
eco-friendly. Most Japanese chef knives are made from stainless steel which
is non toxic and recyclable. Seventh it is beautiful. Japanese chef knives
are handcrafted and crafted with care. Eighth it is ergonomic. The curve of
the blade allows you to hold the knife comfortably and efficiently. Ninth it
is timeless. Japanese chef knives are classic and elegant. Tenth it is
functional. With a Japanese chef knife you can chop slice dice mince and
carve meat fish poultry and veggies. Eleventh it is fun! Using a Japanese
chef knife is exciting and rewarding. Twelfth it is useful. Japanese chef
knives are perfect for slicing bread tomatoes cucumbers carrots onions
potatoes etc. Lastly it is practical. Japanese chef knives are small enough
to fit into most kitchens and drawers. They are also light weight making them
ideal for travel.

How To Use A Japanese Chef
Knife

To begin you must learn how to properly hold the
knife. Hold the knife firmly between your thumb and index finger. Grip the
handle with your fingers wrapped around the top of the handle. Next grip the
tip of the blade with your middle finger and ring
finger.

The Importance of Purchasing a Quality Japanese
Chef Knife

Japanese chefs rely heavily on their knives to
prepare food. In fact many believe that the best way to cook is to cut
ingredients into small pieces. Cutting ingredients smaller increases the
surface area which results in faster cooking times. However cutting
ingredients too small can result in uneven cooking. To avoid these problems
chefs must be able to properly sharpen their knives. Sharpening a knife
correctly ensures that the blade cuts evenly and
quickly.

How Do You Sharpen a
Knife?

Sharpening a knife involves grinding away the dull
edge of the blade. Grinding removes material from the blade creating a
sharper edge. There are two ways to sharpen a knife; manually and
mechanically. Manual sharpening requires a lot of practice and patience.
Mechanical sharpening uses a machine to grind away the dull edges of the
blade. Both methods require special tools and
equipment.

Manual Method

To sharpen a
knife manually start by holding the handle of the knife between your thumb
and index finger. Then hold the tip of the blade between your middle finger
and ring finger. Next rotate the knife while pressing down firmly on the
handle. Continue rotating the knife until the entire blade has been ground.
Once finished rinse the blade thoroughly and dry it
completely.

Mechanical Method

For
mechanical sharpening you’ll need a sharpener. Most sharpeners include a
motor and a grinding wheel. Place the blade onto the sharpener and turn the
dial until the desired degree of sharpness is achieved. Some sharpers allow
you to adjust the angle of the blade. After sharpening rinse the blade and
dry it completely.

Choosing a Knife

There
are several factors to consider when choosing a knife. First decide whether
you plan to use the knife for slicing or chopping. Second determine the type
of steel the knife is made from. Third select a style based on personal preference.
Finally check the price tag.

Slicing vs
Chopping

Most chefs prefer to slice rather than chop
vegetables because it creates thinner slices. Slicing produces uniform
thicknesses and prevents the vegetable from being crushed. For example when
making salad dressing you’d probably want to slice the onion
thinly.

Features To Look For When Buying A Japanese Chef
Knife

The Japanese chef knife has been around since the
beginning of cooking. In fact many chefs still swear by these knives because
they are versatile enough to be used for both cutting and chopping
vegetables. However there are several features that you should look for when
purchasing a Japanese chef knife. Here are some tips to help you decide which
type of knife is best for you.

Blade
Length

This is probably the most important factor to
consider when choosing a Japanese chef knife. Blade length refers to the
distance between the tip of the blade and the handle. There are two types of
blades available; fixed-blade and folding-blade. Fixed-blades are typically
thicker and heavier than folding-blades. Most Japanese chef knives fall into
the category of fixed-blade knives. Blades range from 10 inches to 14 inches
long. Some chefs prefer shorter blades while others prefer longer ones.
Whatever style you choose make sure it fits comfortably in your
hand.

Handle Material

Another thing to
consider when selecting a Japanese chef knife is the material used to
construct its handle. Handle materials include stainless steel carbon steel
titanium ceramic and wood. Each material offers different benefits. Stainless
steel handles are durable and easy to maintain. Carbon steel handles are
lighter and stronger than stainless steel. Titanium handles are extremely
light weight and strong. Ceramic handles are heat resistant and scratch
resistant. Wood handles are beautiful and sturdy. All of these materials have
their pros and cons. Make sure you select a handle that suits your
needs.

Edge Type

There are three main
edge types found on Japanese chef knives: plain serrated and hollow ground.
Plain edges are sharpened along the entire length of the blade. Serrated
edges are cut into the blade creating small teeth. Hollow ground edges are
grooved into the blade creating deep cuts. Both serrated and hollow ground
edges are useful for slicing foods. However only hollow ground edges are
ideal for chopping food. Chopping requires a very thin slice of meat or
vegetable. Hollow ground edges create a thinner slice than serrated edges.
Serrated edges are good for cutting breads and fruits. Regardless of the edge
type make sure it feels comfortable in your
hand.

Weight

Japanese chef knives are
generally heavy compared to Western knives. Because of this they require more
strength to wield effectively.

Different Types of Japanese
Chefs Knives

Japanese chefs knives are very popular among
cooks around the globe. There are many different types of Japanese chefs
knives available today. Each type has its own unique features and benefits.
Here are some of the most common types of Japanese chefs
knives.

Shun Knife

The Shun knife is
considered to be the standard Japanese chefs knife. It is known for being
easy to sharpen and maintain. Its blade is made of high carbon steel which
gives it a sharp edge. It comes in three different sizes; 8 inch 10 inch and
12 inch.

Santoku Knife

This is another
popular Japanese chefs knife. It is designed to cut vegetables and fruits. It
is made of stainless steel and has a curved shape. It is commonly referred to
as a Santokus because it was originally developed in
Japan.

Gyuto Knife

The gyuto knife is a
traditional Japanese chefs knife. It is made of high carbon steel and has a
straight cutting edge. Gyutos are typically heavier than santokus and
shuns.

Bamboo Chef Knife

These knives
are made of bamboo. Bamboo is a natural material that grows quickly. It is
lightweight and flexible. It is ideal for slicing
foods.

Wustof Knife

This is a
German-made knife. Wustof knives are extremely durable and strong. They are
made of high carbon steel and have a long handle. They are perfect for
chopping and mincing food.

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