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Japanese Chefs Knives

Sharpening japanese knives use the best steel materials. These knives are becoming more popular among professional chefs, who desire to provide a superior level of food preparation. This information is now widely known and many people choose to purchase Japanese chef knives rather than expensive European knives.

Food Network began to screen professional chefs, and both businessmen as well as housewives have longed for the same result.

Professional handcrafted knives can be expensive. The cost of a complete set of 5-6 knives is around 500-600 dollars. You can find the best Japanese hand-crafted chef knife in restaurants all over the world at a price of 68 to $80 per piece. It is also durable and high quality.

You should have a good quality Japanese chef knife in your kitchen.

Paring Knife are used in many kitchen cutting jobs such as cutting small garnish pieces, de-veining shrimps and deseeding jalapenos. It is extremely light and easy to use. Its length measures 180 mm. Its blade thickness is 1.5mm. Its overall weight is 55 gm.
Pistol: This knife can be used to cut soft and light vegetables like onions, string beans, or any other medium-sized vegetable. Its length ranges from 225 to 260mm. The blade’s thickness is 1.5mm. Its weight is between 70 and 80gm.
Boning Knife: Used primarily for the preparation of meat, fish and poultry. It is pointed and has a narrow blade. It measures 275mm length, 3mm blade thickness and weighs 190gm. This knife is great for delicate maneuvers.
Santoku blade is a general purpose knife that can also be used to slice larger vegetables like potatoes, pumpkins, and cabbage. It can cut, slice, dice, and mince in just minutes.

Carbon steel was used to make the original Japanese chef knives. These knives also have the same quality. The knife’s inner core is made from hard carbon steel. A substantial layer of ductile, soft steel is sandwiched around it so that the steel (hard), is only visible at the cutting edge.