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Japanese knives

Japanese knives are known for their sharpness, durability and excellent craftmanship. Here you will be able to find a wide selection of stylish Japanese kitchen knives by popular brands such as Satake, KAI and Miyabi.
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Kai Wasabi Black bread knife - 23 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Wasabi Black bread knife, 23 cm
$99.90$125
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Satake Houcho filé knife - 21 cm - Satake
Satake
Satake Houcho filé knife, 21 cm
$69
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Kai Wasabi Black sashimi, -yanagiba knife - 15 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Wasabi Black sashimi, -yanagiba knife, 15 cm
$79.90$100
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Kai Wasabi Black knife - 23.5 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Wasabi Black knife, 23.5 cm
$115.90$145
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Kai Shun Classic knife  - 20 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun Classic knife , 20 cm
$409
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Kai Shun Premier knife - 20 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun Premier knife, 20 cm
$450
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Kai Shun Classic White knife - 20 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun Classic White knife, 20 cm
$339.90$425
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Miyabi 6000MCT Gyutoh knife - 24 cm - Miyabi
Miyabi
Miyabi 6000MCT Gyutoh knife, 24 cm
$425
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Miyabi 5000MCD Gyutoh knife - 24 cm - Miyabi
Miyabi
Miyabi 5000MCD Gyutoh knife, 24 cm
$625
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Kai Shun Classic pre-cutter - 23 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun Classic pre-cutter, 23 cm
$295.50$369
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Kai Shun pro sashimi. -yanagibaknife - 27 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun pro sashimi. -yanagibaknife, 27 cm
$425
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Kai Wasabi Black steak knife - 11 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Wasabi Black steak knife, 11 cm
$87.50$109
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Kai Shun Premier steak knife 2-pack - 12.7 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun Premier steak knife 2-pack, 12.7 cm
$525
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Miyabi 5000MCD Rocking Santoku Japanese knife - 18 cm - Miyabi
Miyabi
Miyabi 5000MCD Rocking Santoku Japanese knife, 18 cm
$575
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Kai Wasabi Black santoku knife - 16,5 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Wasabi Black santoku knife, 16,5 cm
$109
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Satake No Vac bread knife - 20 cm - Satake
Satake
Satake No Vac bread knife, 20 cm
$58
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Kai Shun Premier knife - 15 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun Premier knife, 15 cm
$315.90$395
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Satake No Vac allround knife - 17 cm - Satake
Satake
Satake No Vac allround knife, 17 cm
$59
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Kai Shun pro sho sashimi, -yagagiba knife - 24 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun pro sho sashimi, -yagagiba knife, 24 cm
$389
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Kai Shun Classic knife - 15 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun Classic knife, 15 cm
$350
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Kai Shun Classic knife - 20 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun Classic knife, 20 cm
$395
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Kai Shun Premier santoku knife - 14 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun Premier santoku knife, 14 cm
$331.90$415
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Kai Shun Premier santoku knife - 18 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun Premier santoku knife, 18 cm
$439
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Kai Shun Nagare pre-cutter - 23 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun Nagare pre-cutter, 23 cm
$539.90$675
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Miyabi 6000MCT Santoku Japanese knife - 18 cm - Miyabi
Miyabi
Miyabi 6000MCT Santoku Japanese knife, 18 cm
$375
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Kai Shun Classic tomato knife - 15 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun Classic tomato knife, 15 cm
$219.90$275
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Satake No Vac meat knife - 21 cm - Satake
Satake
Satake No Vac meat knife, 21 cm
$62
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Kai Wasabi Black all knife - 15 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Wasabi Black all knife, 15 cm
$96
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Kai Shun Premier Minamo santoku knife - 18 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun Premier Minamo santoku knife, 18 cm
$471.50$589
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Kai Shun Nagare paring knife - 9 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun Nagare paring knife, 9 cm
$399.90$500
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Kai Wasabi Black filé knife - 18 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Wasabi Black filé knife, 18 cm
$115
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Satake No Vac all round knife - 15 cm - Satake
Satake
Satake No Vac all round knife, 15 cm
$56
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Kai Wasabi Black sashimi, -yanagiba knife - 21 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Wasabi Black sashimi, -yanagiba knife, 21 cm
$109
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Kai Wasabi Black nakiri knife - 16,5 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Wasabi Black nakiri knife, 16,5 cm
$87.50$109
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Kai Shun Classic vegetable knife - 9 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun Classic vegetable knife, 9 cm
$159.90$200
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Kai Shun Classic ham knife - 30.5 cm - KAI
KAI
Kai Shun Classic ham knife, 30.5 cm
$275.90$345
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Japanese kitchen knives in stylish designs

Japanese knives have a distinctive appearance and high precision blade that has been shaped by Japan’s unique food culture. They are especially known for their high performance, durability and sharpness.

Here you will be able to find a large assortment of the best Japanese knives from high-appreciated brands and designers.

What characterises a Japanese knife?

There are several characteristics which distinguish Japanese knives from Western knives.

Most Japanese knives have a single-bevelled blade. This means that they are only angled on one side, unlike Western knives which typically taper symmetrically on each side. Single-bevelled knives require more care and expertise.

Another characteristic which distinguishes a Japanese knife is the sharpness and durability of their blade. Generally, the steel used for Japanese knives is harder than the steel used for Western knives. Harder steel makes a knife slightly more brittle but keeps a sharp edge for longer.

Japanese knives are also usually specialised for a particular task which means that they tend to last a long time.

What brands are the most popular for Japanese cooking knives?

Here at Nordic Nest, you will be able to find designer Japanese knives from some of the best Japanese knife brands.

Top 3 popular Japanese knife brands

Types of Japanese knives

There are several types of Japanese knives which are suitable for different purposes. Here are a few of common types of Japanese knives with their specific uses:

  • Gyuto: Also known as the Japanese chef’s knife. Unlike the Western version of the Chef knife, the Gyuto typically has a thinner blade.
  • Santoku knife: A Japanese Santoku knife is a multi-purpose knife suitable for vegetables, fish and meat.
  • Nakiri: A Japanese vegetable knife with a thin and rectangular blade and a squared-off end.
  • Yanagiba: This knife has long thin blade ideal for cutting thin slices of raw fish, making it an essential tool for sushi chefs.
  • Petty: The Petty knife is the Japanese version of a pairing or utility knife. Petty knives are ideal for small and delicate tasks.

The right care for your Japanese knife

It is important to properly care for your Japanese cooking knife in order to keep it in good condition so you can use it for many years to come.

Certain types of Japanese knives should only be used with chopping boards made of specific materials to avoid damaging the blade, so it is important to check this before using your Japanese knife.

In order to keep the blade of your Japanese knives sharper for longer, store your Japanese kitchen knives in a knife block or magnetic knife strip. Leaving them loose in your kitchen drawers can damage the blade and so it is not recommended.

How to clean your Japanese knives

Japanese knives should not be washed in the dishwasher as this can result in damage to the edge of the blade and can also change the chemistry of the material. Rather, they should be carefully washed by hand immediately after use with a mild dishwashing detergent. It is important to dry your Japanese knife with a towel after use.

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