Japan’s knifemaking tradition is ancient and venerable. Ultimately, it derives from the Japanese swordmaking heritage. Hundreds of years of knowledge and experience go into each blade, whether sword or kitchen knife. Each culinary blade shape has its own particular function and use. Kai Housewares offers you a wide selection blade shapes ideal for every kitchen task, from traditional Japanese styles to shapes more familiar from the western tradition.
Here’s a quick guide for discovering which knives to add to your kitchen collection.