High quality hand forged Japanese knife sets at a fair price
A single chef's knife is usually not enough - it is not for nothing that different types of knives, knife steels and forging techniques have evolved over the centuries in the world of Japanese knives. Knife culture in Japan is more alive than ever.
Whether an amateur or professional chef, every cooking enthusiast owns several chef's knives. So why not purchase a kitchen knife set right away? Our kitchen knife sets from Japan are mostly composed of several knives of one product series, the individual items in the set are matched for different purposes and best results. For example, we offer an all-round set for all purposes or a Japanese knife set aimed at vegetable enthusiasts.
With a well-chosen Japanese knife set, the basic need for knives can be covered with one purchase - visually perfectly matched, hand-forged and outstanding quality at a fair price.
Japanese knife set as a gift
For those who are looking for a special and exclusive gift for themselves or others, the Japanese knife set is the perfect choice. Here you give quality, durability, exclusivity - a Japanese knife set is something special!
Composition of Japanese knife set
In most cases, the Japanese knife set contains an all-purpose knife with a medium to large blade. With the all-purpose knife you can achieve perfect results when cutting meat, fish and vegetables. In most cases, you will use a santoku knife, a bunka knife or a gyuto knife. The Japanese all-purpose kitchen knife covers many cutting tasks in the kitchen. The perfect cornerstone for the Japanese knife set.
Once you have selected your Santoku knife, Bunka knife or Gyuto knife, a more special blade shape is available as a supplement to the all-purpose chef's knife. For example, the Nakiri kitchen knife, which is not only known in Japan, for processing vegetables, a Kiritsuke kitchen knife for processing fish, a handy Petty for more delicate work, a Honesuki knife for boning or a Yanagiba for preparing sashimi and sushi dishes. To keep the knife collection in good shape, the right sharpening accessories are also needed to maintain the blades. We recommend the exclusive use of water sharpening stones for sharpening Japanese blades.
We have put together many Japanese chef's knives - you should be able to find the right knife set for everyone here. If you don't find the knife set you are looking for, please contact us for an individual Japanese knife set. If you want the knives to match visually, it is a good idea to choose items from the same knife series.
The start into the world of hand-forged Japanese knives
With a Japanese knife set it is easy to get started in the world of Japanese knives, but even professional chefs will find the right chef's knife set for them. All knives in our Japanese kitchen knife sets have been extensively tested by us.
The composition is always aimed at covering as many applications as possible with as few knives as possible. Those who have not (yet) dealt too extensively with Japanese chef's knives or the subject of steel are certainly well advised to start with one of our Japanese knife sets.
Japanese chef's knives in set for much pleasure
In our store for Japanese knives we have bundled some items to offer them in a set. So you can buy several knife shapes of our knifemakers at a discount price. Also on request we can put together products and offer them as a set. The knife set does not have to be limited to one manufacturer, so different Japanese forges can be combined. But if you want a uniform chef's knife set from one product line or a certain steel, you have the choice in our knife store, because we usually offer many options from the Petty knife to the Santoku knife to the special Honesuki or Sujihiki.
Whether amateur chefs or professional chefs, our Japanese chef's knife sets meet many needs and desires
The Japanese chef's knife is to be considered like a tool of the kitchen. Without good knives, the work quickly becomes unpleasant and this robs the fun of cooking. Exceptional blades come from a long tradition and, due to the handles made of wood and the special steel, offer characteristics that every cook desires. Therefore, Japanese chef's knives in a set offer themselves both as an investment in their own kitchen equipment, but also as a high-quality gift.
Which chef's knives should be in a Japanese knife set?
There are various Japanese chef's knives that differ in blade shapes, material (wood for the handle and steel for the blade) or desired use in the kitchen. Japanese knife blades are on precision and offer many advantages. Basically, knives from Japan are the best in the world - a combination of traditional craftsmanship of the forge and the best performance in terms of hardness, sharpness and edge retention.
The world of Japanese knives is diverse
The Japanese knife, also called Hocho, exists in various forms for different and special tasks. Therefore, most brands or forges also have the many designs in terms of blade shape, material used (handle in the case of wood and steel of the blade), weight and size. With the right blade, the work always goes easily from the hand!
If you are considering a Japanese knife set as a gift, it is therefore advantageous to know the preferences of the recipient. This is especially true for the knife steel and the wood of the handle. Whether it may be a series of Damascus knives or a Santoku knife blade or rather blades made of VG 10 steel is up to the respective preferences.
Does it have to be a Damascus knife?
The term Damascus or Damascus knife is not protected. Therefore, the interpretation of what exactly is a Damascus knife is not clearly defined and leaves manufacturers and suppliers some room for interpretation. the term Damascus knife says nothing about the quality of a knife and just as little a Damascus knife always comes from a traditional forge in Japan.
The Damascus pattern is often only applied with the help of a laser and it is tried by a high price to suggest an equally high quality, but in most cases this does not correspond to the truth.
Therefore, the material used, the forges and the company from which you buy should be evaluated beforehand, so that you are not disappointed later. In Japan well known forges like Aoki Hamono with the product series Sakai Takayuki have Japanese chef's knives in various steels in Damascus or classic three-ply design to choose from.
A Damascus knife is not a designation for a specific blade shape. For example, a Damascus knife can be a Santoku knife, a Nakiri knife, or any other type of knife.
Japanese knives belong in a knife block - is that true?
Cooking knives from Japan or other high quality knives are known for their sharpness. This sharpness results from the steel used for the blade and the techniques used in the forging.
Knife blocks are mostly made of wood and the knives are pushed by hand into milled slots. This can damage the Japanese knife and especially the blade. The wood can scratch the surface of the kitchen knife and dull or chip the edge. This damage can usually be corrected by hand with sharpening stones and sharpening, but the sharpness and edge retention of the chef's knives suffers when using knife blocks.
The storage of Japanese chef's knives
So magnetic knife holders or storage in a drawer are better. So a knife block can also be detrimental to the steel of the knife. To keep your Hocho sharp longer, sharpening stones are recommended. How to use sharpening stones and general information about the care of Japanese knives, you can read in our blog. Japanese chef's knives and sharpening stones belong together, because sooner or later the steel of the kitchen knives must be sharpened again.