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How to choose a Japanese kitchen knife

How to choose a Japanese kitchen knife

The reputation of Japanese kitchen knives is no longer to be done.
Their very high quality is due to the use of high-end materials, to a know-how passed down from generation to generation
and an exemplary manufacturing rigour.

Couteaux Services present a large selection of these Japanese knives, carefully selected for their quality of manufacture among the most recognized brands in the world of cutlery. 

Here are some explanations allowing you to choose your Japanese knife among the most common models, depending on its use.

Asymmetrical blade knives: cut fish and vegetables in a precise, fine and elaborate manner. The blade is aménuise by going towards its edge, which gives it an extremely sharp profile.

The YANAGIBA or SUSHIHIKI (Willow leaf shaped leaf): Mainly used to strip fish and prepare sashimi, thin slices of raw fish.
Usual length of Blade: 24 cms-Asymmetrical blade

The DEBA: A heavy and versatile knife with a protruding blade.
Its anterior part allows an ideal cut of the nets: the blade slides easily along the edges.
The base of its blade, the most cutting part, makes it possible to effectively cut meats, fish bones and chicken joints
Usual blade Length: 16 to 17 cm-asymmetrical blade

The USUBA: It is the traditional Japanese vegetable knife. Its right blade is useful in the technique of "Katsura-Muki", which consists in removing very thin slices of the skin from vegetables in order to garnish the sashimi. 
It is therefore very useful to cut in very thin slices all the vegetables, even very hard like radishes. It cannot be used to cut bones or to hash.
Usual blade Length: 17 to 18 cm-generally asymmetrical blade

Symmetrical blade Knives:

The KUDAMONO: Vegetable knife. Used to clean and cut fruits and vegetables
Usual length of blade: 9 cm-symmetrical blade

The SHOTOH: small knife. Can be assimilated to the European universal knife. Serves to clean, peel and cut fruits and vegetables
Usual length of Blade: 9 to 13 cm-symmetrical blade

The CHUTOH: Medium knife. Can be likened to a medium head knife. Used to clean and cut all fish and meat
Usual length of blade: 16 cm-symmetrical blade

The GYUTOH: Chef's knife. Used to appêter the big vegetables and cut all the meat
Usual blade Length: 20 to 24 cm-symmetrical blade

The SANTOKU: three virtues: slicing, carvinging, slicing
It is the most sold model among Japanese knives, its functions being really versatile: it cuts easily all meats, fish, vegetables, and even the most fragile fruits like strawberries.
Its straight blade can be dimpled, which reduces the resistance when cutting and prevents food from sticking to the blade (eg fatty fish)
Usual length of Blade: 14 to 18 cm-symmetrical blade

The KODEBA: small protruding blade. Used to cut, bone and thread all meat and fish
Usual length of blade: 10 cm-symmetrical blade

 

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37200-Chef's knife Yaxell Super Gou Ypsilon 20 cm 37200-Chef's knife Yaxell Super Gou Ypsilon 20 cm YSGY Damask 193 nappies Ref. 37200 Brand YAXELL 484.95 Including tax
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37201-Santoku Yaxell Super Gou Ypsilon 16,5 cm 37201-Santoku Yaxell Super Gou Ypsilon 16,5 cm YSGY Damask 193 nappies Ref. 37201 Brand YAXELL 484.95 Including tax
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37202 office knife -Yaxell Super Gou Ypsilon 12 cm 37202 office knife -Yaxell Super Gou Ypsilon 12 cm YSGY Damask 193 nappies Ref. 37202 Brand YAXELL 289.95 Including tax
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37116-Cutting knife Yaxell Super Gou 15 cm 37116-Cutting knife Yaxell Super Gou 15 cm YSG Damas 161 layers Ref. 37116 Brand YAXELL 267.00 Including tax
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37139-Cutting knife Yaxell Super Gou 22,9 cm 37139-Cutting knife Yaxell Super Gou 22,9 cm YSG Damas 161 layers Ref. 37139 Brand YAXELL 350.00 Including tax
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37039-Yaxell Gou japanese slicing knife 22,9 cm 37039-Yaxell Gou japanese slicing knife 22,9 cm YG - Damas 101 layers Ref. 37039 Brand YAXELL 319.90 Including tax
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37013-Yaxell Gou, Japanese steak knife 12 cm 37013-Yaxell Gou, Japanese steak knife 12 cm YG 37013 - Damas 101 layers Ref. 37013 Brand YAXELL 156.90 Including tax
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Yaxell Ran 36039 Carving Knife Yaxell Ran 36039 Carving Knife 22,9 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus 1 Ref. 36039 Brand Yaxell 168.90 Including tax
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Bread knife Yaxell Mon 36338 Bread knife Yaxell Mon 36338 Blade 27,3 cm - Damascus 3 Layers Ref. 36338 Brand Yaxell 129.90 Including tax
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Yaxell Zen Japanese Santoku knife 35501 Yaxell Zen Japanese Santoku knife 35501 Blade 16,5 cm - Damas 37 layers Ref. YZ 35501 Brand YAXELL 135.46 Including tax
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DM.0706W-Kai Shun Classic White Japanese chef's knife DM.0706W-Kai Shun Classic White Japanese chef's knife Blade 20 cm - Pakka handle Ref. DM.0706W Brand KAI 192.95 Including tax
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Deba Kai Seki Magoroku knife Deba Kai Seki Magoroku knife Kai MGR.155.D - Blade 15,5 cm Ref. MGR.155.D Brand KAI 75.95 Including tax
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Kai Seki Magoroku Japanese Yanagiba knife Kai Seki Magoroku Japanese Yanagiba knife Kai MGR.210.Y - Blade 21 cm Ref. MGR.210.Y Brand KAI 63.47 Including tax
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Yaxell Ran 36001G Honeycombed Santoku Knife Yaxell Ran 36001G Honeycombed Santoku Knife 16.5 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damscus Ref. 36001G Brand Yaxell 164.90 Including tax
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Boning knife Yaxell Ran 36006 Boning knife Yaxell Ran 36006 15 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus Ref. 36006 Brand Yaxell 103.40 Including tax
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Santoku Yaxell Zen 35512 knife Santoku Yaxell Zen 35512 knife Blade 12,5 cm - Damascus 37 layers Ref. 35512 Brand Yaxell 105.60 Including tax
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Chef's knife Yaxell Ran 36028 Chef's knife Yaxell Ran 36028 15 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus Ref. 36028 Brand Yaxell 142.50 Including tax
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Chinese Chef's knife Yaxell Ran 36019 Chinese Chef's knife Yaxell Ran 36019 18 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus Ref. 36019 Brand Yaxell 238.80 Including tax
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8 cm Yaxell Super Gou Office knife 8 cm Yaxell Super Gou Office knife YSG 37103 Damas 16 layers Ref. 37103 Brand YAXELL 179.23 Including tax
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Kai Seki Magoroku Japanese kitchen knife Kai Seki Magoroku Japanese kitchen knife Kai MGR.150.C - Blade 15 cm Ref. MGR.150.C Brand KAI 63.90 Including tax
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Kai Seki Magoroku japanese kitchen knife 20 cm Kai Seki Magoroku japanese kitchen knife 20 cm Kai MGR.200.C Ref. MGR.200.C Brand KAI 74.35 Including tax
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Santoku Yaxell Ran 36001 Santoku Knife Santoku Yaxell Ran 36001 Santoku Knife 16.5 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus Ref. 36001 Brand Yaxell 158.10 Including tax
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Yaxell Ran 36004G Honeycombed Nakiri Knife Yaxell Ran 36004G Honeycombed Nakiri Knife 18 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus Ref. 36004G Brand Yaxell 163.40 Including tax
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Santoku knife Yaxell Mon 36334 Santoku knife Yaxell Mon 36334 Blade 20 cm - Damascus 3 Layers Ref. 36334 Brand Yaxell 124.60 Including tax
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Yaxell Ran Ran 36013 Steak Knife Yaxell Ran Ran 36013 Steak Knife 11;3 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus Ref. 36013 Brand Yaxell 95.50 Including tax
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Yaxell Gou, Japanese chef's knife 15 cm Yaxell Gou, Japanese chef's knife 15 cm YG 37028 - Damas 101 layers Ref. 37028 Brand YAXELL 269.00 Including tax
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Yaxell Super Gou Bread Knife 23 cm Yaxell Super Gou Bread Knife 23 cm YSG 37108 Damas 161 layers Ref. 37108 Brand YAXELL 359.00 Including tax
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Chefs knife Yaxell Mon 36000 Chefs knife Yaxell Mon 36000 Blade 20 cm - VG10 Steel 69 layers Damascus Ref. 36000 Brand Yaxell 162.60 Including tax
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Yaxell Ran 36003 Utility Knife Yaxell Ran 36003 Utility Knife 8 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus Ref. 36003 Brand Yaxell 82.40 Including tax
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Yaxell Ran 36016 Carving Knife Yaxell Ran 36016 Carving Knife 15 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus Ref. 36016 Brand Yaxell 108.90 Including tax
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Kiritsuke Yaxell Zen 35534 knife Kiritsuke Yaxell Zen 35534 knife Blade 20 cm - Damascus 37 layers Ref. 35534 Brand Yaxell 131.90 Including tax
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Yaxell Gou, Santoku japanese knife 12,5 cm Yaxell Gou, Santoku japanese knife 12,5 cm YG 37012 - Damas 101 layers Ref. 37012 Brand YAXELL 185.10 Including tax
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Panini Yaxell Ran 36026 Panini knife Panini Yaxell Ran 36026 Panini knife 15 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus Ref. 36026 Brand Yaxell 122.00 Including tax
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Nakiri knife Yaxell Super Gou 18 cm Nakiri knife Yaxell Super Gou 18 cm YSG 37104 Damas 161 layers Ref. 37104 Brand YAXELL 365.00 Including tax
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Yaxell Ran 36005 tomato knife Yaxell Ran 36005 tomato knife 14 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus Ref. 36005 Brand Yaxell 95.40 Including tax
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Yaxell Ran 36008 Bread Knife Yaxell Ran 36008 Bread Knife 23 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus Ref. 36008 Brand Yaxell 167.90 Including tax
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Yaxell Gou, Japanese boning knife 15 cm Yaxell Gou, Japanese boning knife 15 cm YG 37016 - Damas 101 layers Ref. 37006 Brand YAXELL 205.70 Including tax
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Carving fork Yaxell Ran 36681 Carving fork Yaxell Ran 36681 16 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus Ref. 36681 Brand Yaxell 93.90 Including tax
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Yaxell Gou, 20 cm Japanese Kiritsuke knife Yaxell Gou, 20 cm Japanese Kiritsuke knife YG 37034 - Damas 101 layers Ref. 37034 Brand YAXELL 285.00 Including tax
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Japanese Paring knife Kai Seki Magoroku Japanese Paring knife Kai Seki Magoroku Kai MGR.100.P - Blade 10 cm Ref. MGR.100.P Brand KAI 45.90 Including tax
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Santoku 12,5 cm Yaxell Super Gou Santoku 12,5 cm Yaxell Super Gou YSG 37112 Damas 161 layers Ref. 37112 Brand YAXELL 259.80 Including tax
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Kai Seki Magoroku Santoku japanese knife Kai Seki Magoroku Santoku japanese knife Kai MGR.170.S - Blade 17 cm Ref. MGR.170.S Brand KAI 66.24 Including tax
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Yaxell Ran 36000G Honeycombed Chef's knife Yaxell Ran 36000G Honeycombed Chef's knife Blade 20 cm - VG10 Steel 69 layers Damascus Ref. 36000G Brand Yaxell 178.80 Including tax
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11,3 cm Yaxell Super Gou Steak Knife 11,3 cm Yaxell Super Gou Steak Knife YSG 37113 Damas 161 layers Ref. 37113 Brand YAXELL 177.90 Including tax
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Ran 36004 Nakiri Yaxell Knife Ran 36004 Nakiri Yaxell Knife 18 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus Ref. 36004 Brand Yaxell 158.40 Including tax
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Yaxell Ran 36007 Carving Knife Yaxell Ran 36007 Carving Knife 18 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus Ref. 36007 Brand Yaxell 128.90 Including tax
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Santoku Yaxell Ran 36012 Santoku Knife Santoku Yaxell Ran 36012 Santoku Knife 12,5 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus Ref. 36012 Brand Yaxell 105.40 Including tax
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Yaxell Gou, Chinese Japanese chef's knife 18 cm Yaxell Gou, Chinese Japanese chef's knife 18 cm YG 37019 - Damas 101 layers Ref. 370019 Brand YAXELL 469.00 Including tax
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Kiritsuke Yaxell Ran 36034 Kiritsuke Knife Kiritsuke Yaxell Ran 36034 Kiritsuke Knife 20 cm blade - 69-layer VG10 steel Damascus Ref. 36034 Brand Yaxell 146.90 Including tax
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Samura Bamboo Cheese Knife Samura Bamboo Cheese Knife Blade 13,5 cm - Steel AUS-8 Ref. 022 - Prezioso Brand Samura 27.10 Including tax
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Samura Meteora Slicing knife Samura Meteora Slicing knife Blade 20,6 cm - Steel AUS-10 Ref. 045 Brand Samura 82.40 Including tax
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Samura Meteora Nakiri chopping knife Samura Meteora Nakiri chopping knife Blade 17,3cm - Steel AUS-10 Ref. 043 Brand Samura 89.90 Including tax
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Utility or threading knife Samura Meteora Thread Utility or threading knife Samura Meteora Thread Blade 17,4 cm - Steel AUS-10 Ref. 023 - Prezioso Brand Samura 75.90 Including tax
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Santoku Samura Meteora Knife Santoku Samura Meteora Knife Blade 16 cm - Steel AUS-10 Ref. 092 Brand Samura 98.90 Including tax
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Samura Meteora Cook chef's knife Samura Meteora Cook chef's knife Blade 20,9 cm - Steel AUS-10 Ref. 085 Brand Samura 98.90 Including tax
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Samura Okinawa Nakiri chopping knife Samura Okinawa Nakiri chopping knife Blade 17 cm - Steel AUS-8 Ref. 0174 Brand Samura 66.90 Including tax
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Okinawa Yanagiba Samura knife Okinawa Yanagiba Samura knife Blade 27 cm - Steel AUS-8 1 Ref. 0111 Brand Samura 74.33 Including tax
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Okinawa Deba Samura knife Okinawa Deba Samura knife Blade 17cm - Steel AUS-8 Ref. 0129 Brand Samura 69.65 Including tax
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Kyocera Nakiri knife Ceramic Black handle Kyocera Nakiri knife Ceramic Black handle FK-150-WHN Ref. FK-150-WHN Brand Kyocera 94.90 Including tax
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Yaxell Gou japanese Santoku knife with hollow edge Yaxell Gou japanese Santoku knife with hollow edge YG 3700G - Damas 101 layers Ref. 37001G Brand YAXELL 293.89 Including tax
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