JAPANESE KNIVES AND KNIFE SHARPENING
Tsunehisa knives come from various blacksmiths and factories from around Japan. They make many different style blades made from a range of steels. High performing and affordable knives they are a great entry knife into the Japanese knife world.
A Sujihiki, “meat slicer”, is a double bevel knife used for slicing raw and cooked meats. The thin width of the knife helps reduce sticking and the length reduces the need for sawing through food.
Ginsan is a high carbon, stainless steel made by Hitachi Steel. It was designed as a stainless steel that has similar sharpening and edge retention to Japanese carbon steels but is also corrosion resistant. This is a great steel for a professional kitchen or as a first Japanese knife.