Folding Knife - 220mm
Known as higonokami, this knife is used for carving and whittling as well as for other domestic cutting tasks. The blade is curved like a samurai sword and pays homage to the days of the highly respected warrior whose image the knife handle bears. Today, these pocket knives are made by master blacksmiths.
Japanese Folding Knife
- 170mm - Steel Handle
These folding knives are traditionally used for woodcarving and whittling and at one time every adult and child in Japan carried a knife like it. The gently curved blades are shaped like the iconic Samurai swords and feature a sharp tip that is perfect for marking out and detailing. Made in Japan.
Japanese Folding Knife
- 170mm - Brass Handle
Steeped in Japanese tradition, at one time every man, woman and child in Japan would carry a pocket knife like this. The hand forged three layer blade is sturdy enough for whittling as well as for performing other cutting tasks and folds into the brass handle when not in use. Made in Japan.
Hunting Knife - 273mm
- 64 Layer Nickel & Stainless Steel
This has to be the ultimate in hunting knives and certainly the one we would not be without in the field. The blade, made up from layer upon layer of stainless steel in the best tradition of the Samurai, has an innate strength and durability that is desirable in such a knife. Hand forged in Japan by a master blacksmith.
Japanese Suminagashi Folding Knife
This spectacular knife is not only a thing of great beauty, it is also a joy to use. The hand forged blade is made up of 16 layers of stainless steel with an ultra sharp cutting edge and displays the beautiful suminagashi patterning. The brushed nickel handle features solid cocobolo inserts. Made in Japan.
Hunter Knife - 220mm
This is one knife you will not want to be without around the garden, workshop, home or even out in the wilds trekking or camping. Not only is this a stunningly good looking knife, it performs effortlessly in any cutting task and has the benefit of a fully stainless steel blade. Made by a Japanese master blacksmith, this blade is hand finished to give the finest, sharpest possible cutting edge.
Hunting Knife with Veneered Handle
Hand crafted by a genuine, Japanese master craftsman, this hunting knife is not only a tool to be appreciated but also one that should be used. This knife will give you a lifetime of unparalleled service and will achieve any task you ask of it without struggle or question. Each knife that Saji produces is steeped in a very rich and noble history and this is reflected in the sheer quality of the knives he makes and this one is no exception.
Hunting Knife with Veneered Handle
Designed and made for use in the field, whether it be camping, hunting or even trekking and hiking, this knife will prove its worth very quickly. With its 120mm blade, this is a well sized knife not too small to be impractical but not too large to be cumbersome. It has a reassuringly solid feel in use and exudes a sense of reliability and purpose.
Hunting Knife with Blue Paper Steel
This Japanese hunting knife has a sturdy 5mm thick, 150mm long blade and will make light work of the heaviest cutting tasks. Whether you use it when trekking, hunting, camping or even just in and around the garden, this knife is tough enough to rise to any challenge you set it. Made in Japan by a master blacksmith, the blade is hand forged, ground and finished bearing the signature of its maker.
Hunting Knife with Oak Handle
With its 110mm blade, this hunting knife has many uses around the home, garden and workshop. The hand finished, multi layered blade features a core of blue paper steel, a carbon steel that has both tungsten and chromium added to it making it hard and also very tough. The blade is decorated with a black hammered finish giving the blade an aged, slightly rustic appearance. The shaped solid oak handle is practical without being uncomplicated and features a sturdy, brass finger guard.
North Man Folding Knife - 230mm
Attractive and highly practical, these pocket knives feature blades made from hardened GIN-1 steel, a hardwearing, corrosion resistant stainless steel. The blades are hand forged by master blacksmiths and then precision ground and honed to an exceptionally sharp edge.
North Man Folding Knife - 130mm
Ideal for general use such as model making, whittling or even opening sacks and bags, the blades are hard enough to retain their edges regardless of what is being cut and are easy to resharpen when required.
Folding Blue Paper Steel Pocket Knife - 230mm
This folding pocket knife features a single, right handed bevelled blade and is an ideal companion in the workshop. With its blue paper steel core, this blade will take a fine, razor like edge. A layer of softer steel is forge welded on top of this core to give extra strength to the core. The blade folds into the handle for safe storage. Made in Japan.
Chef's Hocho Santoku All Purpose
This traditional all purpose knife is made from 32 layers of steel and features a double bevel for left and right handed use. Used for cutting, chopping and slicing meat, fish and vegetables. Made using the very best traditional methods of the Samurai sword makers, this range of kitchen knives are certain to impress even the most discerning cook or chef.
Micarta Hocho Gyuto
Fish & Meat - 210mm
This is an excellent mid sized chef's knife and will make light work of the everyday preparing of raw meat and fish prior to cooking. This knife will slice, dice and fillet. The ultra sharp blade glides effortlessly through anything you are cutting from the toughest swede to the ripest tomato and produces smooth, cleanly cut slices and dices without tearing or squashing.
Micarta Hocho Gyuto
Fish & Meat - 235mm
Translating as "cow blade", the gyuto knife is used for preparing raw meat and fish. This long bladed version will handle all sizes of task effortlessly and the straight edge makes the knife perfect for filleting, slicing and dicing. Balance, performance and durability make these knives a favourite among professional chefs around the world.
Micarta Hocho Gyuto
Fish & Meat - 135mm
The equivalent to a chef's knife in western knife terminology, this 135mm gyuto features a straight cutting edge and is used for preparing raw meat and fish. Its shorter length makes it easy to manoeuvre for fiddly cutting tasks.
Sushi Knife - Stainless Steel - 400mm
In the culture of Japanese cuisine and its related kitchenware, every knife has a specific purpose and this knife is no exception. The fact that such a large bladed knife is used for such a delicate task will prove to be more of a talking point than the knife itself. This knife is designed to cut and portion sushi rolls without squashing or causing deformation to the roll.
Sushi Knife - Blue Paper Steel
This is a very impressive looking knife and when you realise what it is designed for, it becomes even more so. This very large, curved blade is ultra sharp and its main purpose is for the cutting of sushi rolls in to portions without squashing or deforming the roll in any way. The combination of blade weight and the sharp cutting edge allows the blade to cut under its own weight with no force required.
Professional Hocho Gyuto
Fish & Meat - 240mm
Straight bladed and similar in form to a chef's knife, this gyuto will slice, chop and dice. Developed for the Japanese professional chef, this range of kitchen knives combine premium quality materials, traditional design and the very best in craftsmanship.
Professional Hocho Nakiri
Vegetable - 165mm
The nakiri is used for cutting and slicing fruit and vegetables and features a broad, thin blade that will glide through tough, fibrous vegetables or even over ripe fruit with ease without squashing or tearing. Use with a push slicing motion. Developed for the Japanese professional chef, this range of kitchen knives combine premium quality materials, traditional design and the very best in craftsmanship.
Professional Hocho Santoku
All Purpose - 165mm
The Santoku is an excellent all rounder in the kitchen. Used for preparing meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, this knife will slice, chop and mince and it is these three functions which has earned it the name of santoku name which translates as three virtues.
Professional Hocho Kobocho Paring
Looking like a mini version of the santoku general purpose knife, the kobocho is equivalent to a paring knife and will peel, de-seed, clean and perform small intricate cutting tasks. It is easy to manoeuvre and handle making it a joy to use.
Bamboo Multi Position Knife Block
We cannot think of a more appropriate way to house your collection of Japanese knives than in this attractive knife block. Constructed from solid, laminated bamboo, this block features six removable inserts that allow you to tailor the apertures in the knife block to suit the needs of your individual knives.
Knife Block - 210mm
There is no better way to protect you precious knife collection than with a suitably impressive knife block. This knife block will hold four knives each with blade lengths up to 210mm and widths up to 80mm. The large slots are more than capable of accommodating the deep blades soba or usuba knives making it a practical choice in knife storage.
Gingko Chopping Board
When you consider it, Gingko is the ideal wood for chopping boards. A native Japanese wood, it is tough yet supple and will not damage delicate knife edges unlike harder woods. Gingko also has excellent antibacterial properties and will resist water, odours and staining, making it perfect for use in food preparation where foodstuffs like onions and tomatoes often leave their mark on lesser chopping boards.