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The Art of Japanese Knife Sharpening: Traditional Techniques and Modern Tools

In the world of Japanese kitchen knives, sharpening is an art form deeply rooted in tradition and precision. These finely crafted blades, forged with meticulous care and expertise, demand an equally thoughtful approach to maintaining their razor-sharp edges. From the ancient techniques of the samurai swordsmiths to the modern tools of today, the art of […]

How A Professional Sharpener Sharpens Japanese Kitchen Knife Sakai Kyuba Gyuto (Chef's Knife)

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Sharpening Japanese Knives with Whetstones

If you’ve invested in a set of premium Japanese kitchen knives, you know firsthand the joy of slicing through ingredients with precision and ease. However, maintaining that razor-sharp edge is crucial to ensure your knives continue performing at their best. Enter the art of whetstone sharpening – a traditional technique that has been passed down […]