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  1. Hammer Knives Set of 3 Gyuto 210mm (multipurpose)
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    Hammer Knives Set of 3

    Made in Seki by a small group of nokaji whose skills have been passed down over the course of 3 generations, Hammer Collection blades are amongst the sharpest we sell within their price point and beyond. The bewitchingly intricate beauty of these 33 layers Damascus knives is matched by their effectiveness and unparalleled ease of maintenance. The central core is VG10 which is laminated with 16 layers of soft stainless on each side. The hand hammered surface of the blade fulfils a number of practical functions as well as imbuing an intriguing pattern unique to each maker. By hand hammering the body of the blade's molecules are pushed closer together thus increasing strength and toughness, a much needed addition to these satiny edges tho’ enduring are delicate. The hand hammer process also allows the actual edge to be innately more even thus facilitating easy re-sharpening. Also, the random hollows along the body of the blade act like ‘granton' indentations thus ensuring that ingredients fall away more easily. The knives of the Hammer Collection hold a very special significance to JKC as they are the perfect tool to demonstrate the edge maintenance technique we call stropping. The inevitable disbelief of customers upon hearing that blades can be made and kept considerably keener by brushing the edge on a newspaper is easily dissolved, as nearly all our knives can easily be transformed into utter sharpness this way. Due to the ultra thinness of the central core, and exceptional qualities innate within these very special traditionally made blades the edge can be taken from resisting tomato skin backwards and forwards to absolutely silky cutting action within under 30 seconds of stropping on newspaper. Handles are D shaped and comprised of luxurious and enduring red sandalwood, with black lacquered collars. Knives come in individual boxes. Set Includes: 1 x Utility knife 150mm for utility work. 1 x Nakiri knife 160mm for vegetables. 1 x Gyuto knife 210mm for Multipurpose

    Regular Price: £597.00

    Special Price £537.30

  2. Yasohiso coreless Santoku 180mm

    Santoku literally translates as ‘three benefits’ – slicing, dicing and mincing. The breadth of the blade is ideally suited for cutting against the knuckle with speed – this technique provides safe comfortable cutting action only when the fingertips are clawed well away from the edge with the blade is resting on the knuckle. The relatively straight profile and extra width, apart from its multi-function use on raw flesh, makes the Santoku one of the best knives for the preparation of vegetables. From 160mm-180mm lengths are ideal to double up for a multitude of slicing jobs as well chopping functions requiring the extra length. SPECIAL NOTES: Hand wash only. Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers or for any use other than food preparation. ONLY FOR CULINARY USE.
  3. Hasegawa Santoku 180mm

    Santoku literally translates as ‘three benefits’ – slicing, dicing and mincing - and is the shape of a traditional Japanese chef’s knife. The breadth of the Santoku and its gently curved profile make this an ideal tool for speed cutting against knuckle. This technique provides safe comfortable cutting action ONLY when the fingertips are clawed well away from the edge with the blade resting on the knuckle. This most versatile blade makes an ideal main knife for those who cut more fruit and vegetables, with occasional meat and fish preparation.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Handwash Only. Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers or for any use other than food preparation. ONLY FOR CULINARY USE.

    £209.00
  4. Tojiro DP VG10 Santoku 170mm

    Tojiro DP VG10 Santoku 170mm
  5. Tojiro DP VG10 Honesuki 150mm

    Note: This price is only for web orders.

  6. Hammer Knives Set of 2 Hammer Knives Set of 2
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    Hammer Knives Set of 2

    Made in Seki by a small group of nokaji whose skills have been passed down over the course of 3 generations, Hammer Collection blades are amongst the sharpest we sell within their price point and beyond. The bewitchingly intricate beauty of these 33 layers Damascus knives is matched by their effectiveness and unparalleled ease of maintenance. The central core is VG10 which is laminated with 16 layers of soft stainless on each side. The hand hammered surface of the blade fulfils a number of practical functions as well as imbuing an intriguing pattern unique to each maker. By hand hammering the body of the blade's molecules are pushed closer together thus increasing strength and toughness, a much needed addition to these satiny edges tho’ enduring are delicate. The hand hammer process also allows the actual edge to be innately more even thus facilitating easy re-sharpening. Also, the random hollows along the body of the blade act like ‘granton' indentations thus ensuring that ingredients fall away more easily. The knives of the Hammer Collection hold a very special significance to JKC as they are the perfect tool to demonstrate the edge maintenance technique we call stropping. The inevitable disbelief of customers upon hearing that blades can be made and kept considerably keener by brushing the edge on a newspaper is easily dissolved, as nearly all our knives can easily be transformed into utter sharpness this way. Due to the ultra thinness of the central core, and exceptional qualities innate within these very special traditionally made blades the edge can be taken from resisting tomato skin backwards and forwards to absolutely silky cutting action within under 30 seconds of stropping on newspaper. Handles are D shaped and comprised of luxurious and enduring red sandalwood, with black lacquered collars. Knives come in individual boxes. Set Includes: 1 x Utility knife 150mm for utility work. 1 x Santoku knife 180mm for Multipurpose

    Regular Price: £378.00

    Special Price £340.00

  7. Gold Kitano Set of 3 Nakiri 160mm (for chopping vegetable)
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    Gold Kitano Set of 3

    Made in a small workshop in the outskirts of Osaka in an area close to Sakai these 3 layer knives have a central core of VG10 No1. A compact range it represents the 4 most popular shapes. These knives are fully roll forged from a thicker blank than our Warikomi Collection (which uses the same steel). Therefore greater pressure was required to achieve a similar eventual thickness. This extra pressure has resulted in a slightly denser blade with a more aligned molecular structure which will stay sharper longer and is equally easy to resharpen. The hardness after final quenching is an outstanding 60:62 HRC. This is a good alternative to our Tamahagane Collection if a Multi-layered Damascus blade is not a priority. The handle is crafted from pakkawood to further enhance the quality and ensure longevity. Knives come in individual boxes. Set Includes: 1 x Utility knife 135mm for utility work. 1 x Nakiri knife 165mm for vegetables. 1 x Gyuto knife 180mm for meat

    Regular Price: £332.00

    Special Price £298.80

  8. Kida 63 Layers Santoku 170mm

    Kida 63 Layers Santoku 170mm
  9. Hammer Santoku 180mm

    Hammer Santoku 180mm

  10. Aka R2 Gyuto (2 Sizes)

    Aka Series R2 Powder Steel Gyuto
  11. Miyabi 5000 MCD Gyuto (2 sizes)

    Gyuto literally translates as ‘cow sword’ and is the Japanese interpretation of a European chef’s knife. Its wide base tapering to an extreme point provides a curved enabling the traditional French roll cutting on the board techniqe to be performed comfortably. The 200mm is the most popular size for both professionals and experienced cooks looking for a blade long enough to cope with most tasks from slicing, dicing & mincing to filleting, carving and chopping. The 240mm length is for those comfortable with a long blade weightier blade and is often the preferred partner of busy chefs.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers or for any use other than food preparation. ONLY FOR CULINARY USE.

  12. Kida 63 Layers Gyuto (2 sizes)

    Kida 63 Layers Gyuto (2 sizes)
  13. Miyabi 5000 MCD Nakiri 170mm

    Miyabi 5000 MCD Nakiri 170mm Miyabi 5000MCD Nakiri, or Japanese vegetable knife, with a 17cm blade. MC63 steel core - 101 total layers CRYODUR ice-hardened blade Honbazuke hand-honed edge Masur Birch D-shaped handle Mosaic pin in handle MIYABI logo end cap For best results wash by hand Made by MIYABI in Seki, Japan
  14. JKC R2 Cowbone Gyuto 180mm

    Gyuto literally translates as ‘cow sword’ and is the Japanese interpretation of a European chef’s knife. Its wide base tapering to an extreme point provides a curved edge, enabling the traditional French roll cutting on the board technique to be performed comfortably. The 180mm is the smallest Gyuto available and is just long enough to fulfil a multitude of home cooking requirements, from medium carving and slicing jobs to the prep of most fruit and vegetables. The curved profile facilitates easy roll cutting on the board. Medium size length is the most popular size for both professionals and experienced cooks looking for a blade long enough to cope with most tasks from slicing, dicing & mincing to filleting, carving and chopping. Large size length is for those comfortable with a long, weightier blade and is often the preferred choice of busy chefs. SPECIAL NOTES: Hand wash only. Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers or for any use other than food preparation. ONLY FOR CULINARY USE. Includes: One Free Sharpening
  15. Kida 63 Layers Nakiri 165mm

    Kida 63 Layers Nakiri 165mm
  16. Senzo Santoku 165mm

    Senzo 33 Layers VG10
  17. Hammer Nakiri 160mm

    Hammer Nakiri 160mm

  18. Miyabi 5000 MCD Wide Utility 160mm

    160mm - Utility Knife is the most familiar blade in Western kitchens and as such tends to be widely used in many homes; it does allow easy preparation of many ingredients and doubles up beautifully as a small carving and slicing blade. However the utility knife is with its narrow profile tapering to full point is actually designed for the preparation and filleting of fish and small game and thus is referred to as the Fish and Game knife essential in any professional chefs kitchen and reassuringly familiar for home cooks reluctant to venture into the domain of long wide bladed chefs knives.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers or for any use other than food preparation. ONLY FOR CULINARY USE.

  19. Yasohiso coreless Gyuto (3 sizes)

    Yasohiso coreless Gyuto (3 sizes)
  20. Hasegawa Nakiri 160mm

    160mm -The Nakiri may for all the world look like a small cleaver but it is an accurate blade, in fact, more a precision instrument. Whilst fans of British TV cookery shows may observe chefs confidently applying the Nakiri to a multitude of meat and fish ingredients this would be totally anathema to the Japanese, who reserve these slim fine edge blades for things like getting thin rolls of Daikon which are then minced to absolutely delicate angel hair vermicelli. Home cooks and Japanese chefs use the Nakiri to make powder of various herbs as well as transform onion or garlic with incredible efficiency into fine rings or fabulously even, meltingly small, diced pieces. The rounded tip can be guided with relative ease against the top of the fingers to cut along the ridges of halved fruit and vegetables. Actually, this shape truly lends itself to the process of properly cutting an onion from the halving all the way through to following the lines and then mincing. As for tears with an onion, as with all well made Japanese knives, there is no way the user could possibly be reduced tears unless they have allowed the edge to dull after a lot of heavy use. The Nakiri is the easiest blade to 'strop' sharp as the straight profile allows the edge to be swept across the newspaper or leather in one movement. So, regularly sweeping edge on each side on newspaper five to 10 times should keep your Hasegawa nakiri keenly sharp.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Handwash Only. Not to be used on bone or for ANY kind of twisting or prising. CUT ONLY on wood or HDP. Do not allow Knives to be abused as screwdrivers, tin openers or for any use other than food preparation. ONLY FOR CULINARY USE.

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