Discover the Art and Beauty of Japanese Knives
Have you been looking for the perfect place to discover the ancient and beautiful art of handcrafted Japanese knives?
Perhaps you’ve heard about the amazing sharpness and unrivaled cutting performance that a knife from Japan offers,and you wondered where to get them without going all the way to the Japan itself.
Maybe a friend told you that once they started using Japanese cutlery they stopped using their regular knives… and you wanted to learn more?
Or, maybe you were out at your favorite sushi spot and the chef’s knife caught your eye as you watched him prepare the sushi..
Trust Forged Steel for Supplying Japan’s Finest Knives.
We supply a huge assortment of only the best quality knives, and we’re able to sell them for less than you can buy them for if you visited Japan yourself.
We’re proud to carry so many different models of Japanese knives, from all the major brands.
We also have rare knives from actual master blacksmiths from Japan. Yes, that’s right, we’re the real deal.
Our knives come direct from knife makers in and around Seki City, Takefu City, Sakai City, Sanjyo City Japan, which are widely known as the Japanese knife and cutlery capitals. The good news is that we can ship these direct to you!
As you browse our online shop, you’ll realize that our knives are rooted in Japanese tradition with historical methods dating back to Samurai sword-making techniques from over 800 years ago.
This tradition is evident in the designs, handles, and blades you’ll see in the knives and cutlery on our site… but nothing compares to actually holding and using these amazing Japanese knives in your own kitchen.
Once upon a time, before Western Culture and foods were brought to Japan (Before the year 1900), Single Bevel Edge of Japanese Traditional style knives were very common knives for daily cooking in Japan. The Single Bevel of Japanese Traditional style knives make great cutting performance. For examples, the “Yanagiba” is well designed for slicing and preparing the Sashimi (Raw Fish) without losing the beautiful shape and freshness. The “Usuba” is suitable design for cutting, peeling, also thin & precise cutting for vegetables. They are necessary tools and knives for the Japanese foods (their main food materials were fishes and vegetables).
Nowadays, Sushi and many other Japanese foods are becoming very popular and commonplace throughout the world. You may have even seen the impressive skills of a Sushi Chef firsthand, as he uses his Yanagiba knife to delicately slice raw fish for a beautiful Sashimi dish.
Japanese traditional style knives have long history, and there a number of Japanese traditional-style knives that are most likely not commonplace in your country.
The islands that make up Japan are geographically isolated from other countries and, as a result, the Japanese have always made the most of the fresh seasonal food resources offered by their land, lakes, rivers and seas. The diversity of these foods, in addition to cultural influences, led to the development of a number of different knives that were each intended for a very specific purpose. The single bevel edged Yanagiba, Deba and Usuba are unique to Japan, and they were developed to cleanly cut ingredients, because this better preserves the fresh flavor and texture of the food.
Japanese Traditional Style knives are usually fitted with a traditional Japanese wooden handle and have a blade with a tapered tang that fits inside a hole that is burned in to the wooden handle. Japanese Traditional Style Knives are typically lighter in weight and are much easier to replace; this is useful if you damage a handle.
The blades of Japanese knives are typically tempered to a higher Rockwell hardness than most kitchen knives manufactured in the West. This enables Japanese knives to have superior edge sharpness and edge retention.
There are many numbers of professionals and serious home chefs (especially Japanese food chefs) who demand outstanding cutting performance to make special foods that require the freshness, beautiful shape & looks and delicate works. Also many people love the traditional taste and traditional forged knives which can feel the soul of craftsmanship and something special to own.
We stock knives made by some of Japan’s most respected and famous Japanese Traditional Style knife makers.