Therefore, this time, I would like to briefly introduce the "points for choosing a kitchen knife" that I usually explain to customers.
1. Usage and size
First and foremost, it is important to choose a kitchen knife that is suitable for your purpose of use.
All-purpose home use ➡ Santoku knife ( Multi-purpose knife )
For detailed work ➡ Petty knife
For fillet fish ➡ Deba knife ( Filleting knife )
For slice fish or meat ( Sashimi ) ➡ Yanagiba knife ( Slicer )
The types and sizes of kitchen knives that we recommend will differ depending on the purpose, so please tell the staff what kind of purpose you will use for.
If you don't know how to use it correctly, the blade may chip quickly or, in the worst case, the knife may bend. However, if you follow the usage instructions and use it carefully, you can use it for a longer period of time. Please be assured that we will explain what kind of kitchen knife is suitable for you, including the staff's own experience, precautions for use and how to care for it.
2. Type of steel
The next important thing is to know the material of the kitchen knife.
Steel materials are roughly divided into Hagane ( High-carbon steel ) and stainless steel, and each has its advantages and disadvantages.
【Hagane ( High-carbon steel) 】
Advantage: Sharper than stainless steel / easy to sharpen
Disadvantage：Easy to rust
Advantage: Hard to rust
Disadvantage: Slightly difficult to sharpen
These characteristics do not apply to all steel materials, but it is a good idea to remember them as general characteristics.
Especially for household use, many people place importance on ease of maintenance, so in that case, I think it would be better to choose a stainless steel knife.
Among them, If you want to be more particular about sharpness, why don't you try Hagane's kitchen knife?
There are rare customers who say, "I bought it at another store because it was said to be stainless steel, but when I actually used it, it was a mess of rust!”, So if you have any concerns about steel materials, please ask the staff. .. We recommend that you receive a thorough explanation before purchasing.
3. Easy to grip
If you use a kitchen knife for everyday use, you will use it every day, so I think that the one that feels good when you pick it up is suitable for long-term use.
Each knife has its own characteristics such as weight, balance, and handle shape, and there are slight differences, so we recommend that you actually grip a knife and compare it at the shop!
There are various types of kitchen knives, from simple designs to fashionable kitchen knives that use layered steel which is called Damascus.
There are other kitchen knives like hummered finishing, pear skin finishing, blacken finishing, mirror finishing, etc., so please find your favorite one.
All the staff are looking forward to your visit!