A general purpose knife, a fine and delicate one, and one with a more durable edge that can also be used as a light duty skew chisel.
Our Kogatana knives are handmade in Japan by Okeya, a traditional family blacksmithing business that has specialised in Kogatana knives (of which kiridashi, kasaya and jibiki are a sub-types) since 1927. They have lately started producing a range of very good value kitchen knives as well.
We have selected a ground finish, so these knives are slightly thinner than the standard hammer finished version. The bluing that occurs during heat treatment is left on, providing an aesthetically pleasing surface that is both grippy and corrosion resistant. The rear of the two thicker blades are very finely ground into a shallow depression or ‘ura’ that facilitates ease of honing, as a finishing touch each blade is then honed by hand.
Age restricted product. You must be over the age of 18 to purchase this item.