Japanese Knives Guide is your definitive guide for Japanese kitchen knives. Learn about the different types of knives, how to choose, and when you're ready - we've picked out a series of recommended Japanese knives, according to experts.
Traditional-Style Kitchen Knives
Traditional-style Japanese knives typically feature a single bevel blade (Kataba) and a traditional style handle. They tend be sharper than Western-style knives, sometimes at a slight cost of durability.
Western-style Japanese knives are an adaption of foreign knife styles that features a double bevel blade (Ryoba). They tend be more adaptable and durable than Traditional-style knives, making for better all-rounders.