Single bevel blades are the best for preparing fish. These traditional Japanese knives require a different technique to use and many chefs who buy them eventually find that the style is not suitable for them – we at JKC have sourced a range of very high-quality blades that are priced for the professional or passionate cook to be able to purchase a blade and gain experience with it before investing in a really fine blade. The knives of this collection are also perfect for the domestic cook who wants to have a specialist fish knife that will only have occasional use.
We have achieved our objectives by finding a commercial maker from Tsubame City in Nigata Prefecture – the Sheffield of Japan and getting him to machine produce a knife from a single layer of high carbon M/V steel. This provides a very sharp edge that is relatively easy to sharpen for 2 or 3 years in a busy professional kitchen and will certainly give a domestic user a decade or 2 of service.SANTOKU (San – 3 & Toku – benefit): This is the classic Japanese chef’s knife. It is flat from the handle end for about ½ way to the tip and then gently curves to a point. It is ideal for straight vertical chopping, horizontal slicing and roll cutting. Function – Multi-purpose chef knife. For Slicing, Dicing and Mincing of vegetables, meat and fish. Normal length – 165mm to 180mm (smaller 140mm are available in a few collections) Tip: The 170mm/180mm is the most popular multipurpose knife.