JAPANESE KNIVES AND KNIFE SHARPENING
The Japanese version of a western Chef’s Knife, based off of French chefs knives in the 1880’s it was designed for cutting meat, Gyuto translates to “meat sword”, but it is a versatile all round kitchen knife that can be used for rock or push cutting styles. Due to the harder steel used for the cutting edge, Japanese Gyuto’s generally have thinner blades than a western knife of the same size.
Kawamura Hamono is a Japanese knife-making company based in Sakai City, Osaka. Founded in 1926 by Kawamura Kanekichi, the company has a rich history of producing high-quality blades. Their brand, Sakai Kikumori, is renowned for its exceptional craftsmanship and use of premium materials. Sakai Kikumori knives are highly sought after by professional chefs and knife enthusiasts worldwide for their precision and durability.