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Japanese Style Knives

The Wa-Bocho (or Japanese style knife) has one distinct feature different from Western style knives: The Kataba, or beveled blade. What this means is that the outer side of the blade is sharpened with a beveled edge, while the inner side remains flat. While the blade is flat on the inner side, the surface is actually slightly concave (Urasuki), giving it the same effect as perforated knives or knives with hollowed edges. Japanese professional chefs prefer these beveled knives, which facilitate extremely precise cutting and clean food separation from the blade. In Japanese cuisine, many ingredients such as fish and vegetables are served raw, and the aesthetics of these foods has always been a vital factor.

Due to demand, Japanese knife manufacturers also continue to produce Western style knives. Unlike Japanese style knives, which have a single bevel (Kataba), Western style blades have been sharpened on both sides. The most common have symmetrical blades, however, some manufacturers will sharpen one side slightly more than the other side, to mimic single bevel blades.

  • Takamura HSPS Santoku 170mm (6.7")

    91476
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    SpecificationsBrand : Takamura CutleryStyle : Santoku Blade Length : 170mm (6.7") Weight : 5.12 ozBlade Steel Type : R2/SG2 Powdered Steel Handle m...

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  • Takamura VG-10 Santoku 170mm (6.7") Hammered (Tsuchime)

    80477
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    SpecificationsBrand : Takamura CutleryStyle : Santoku Blade Length : 170mm (6.7")Weight : oz ( lbs)Special Feature: Tsuchime (hammered) Blade Ste...

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  • Sakai Takayuki Damascus Hammered VG-10 Nakiri 160mm (6.3") with Wa-handle

    88547
    Original price $142.00 - Original price $142.00
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    Specifications Style : Nakiri Length : 160mm (6.3") Weight : 5.08 oz (144g) Special Feature : 33 layer damascus Blade Steel Type : VG 10 Steel Han...

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  • Ikkaku Donryu Molybdenum Santoku 170mm (6.7")

    97780
    Original price $58.00 - Original price $58.00
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    SpecificationsStyle : SantokuLength : 170mm (6.7")Weight : 4.8 ozBlade Steel Type : Molybdenum VanadiumHandle material : POM ResinHRC : 57±1Bevel A...

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  • Sakai Takayuki Damascus Hammered VG-10 Nakiri 160mm (6.3")

    98655
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    Specifications Style : Nakiri Length : 160mm (6.3") Weight : 6.56 oz Special Feature : 33 layer damascus Blade Steel Type : VG 10 Steel Handle Mat...

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  • Sakai Takayuki Damascus Hammered VG-10 Santoku 170mm (6.7") with Wa-handle

    88542
    Original price $154.00 - Original price $154.00
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    Specifications Style : Santoku Length : 170mm (6.7") Weight : 4.6 oz (130g) Special Feature : 33 layer damascus Blade Steel Type : VG 10 Steel Hand...

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  • Sakai Takayuki Damascus Hammered VG-10 Santoku 180mm (7.1")

    98654
    Original price $144.00 - Original price $144.00
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    Specifications Style : Santoku Length : 180mm (7.1") Weight : 6.4 oz Special Feature : 33 layer damascus Blade Steel Type : VG 10 Steel Handle mate...

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  • Caddie AUS-8 Stain-Resistant Santoku 165mm (6.5")

    98104
    Original price $38.00 - Original price $38.00
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    SpecificationsStyle : SantokuLength : 165mm (6.5")Weight : 6 ozBlade Steel Type : AUS-8Handle material : DurawoodHRC : 60Bevel Angle Ratio : 50/50C...

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  • Yoshimi Kato Aogami Super Kurouchi Nakiri 165mm (6.5")

    99133
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    Free Shipping to the Contiguous U.S. Specifications Style : Nakiri KnifeLength : 165mm (6.5")Weight : 6.07 ozSpecial Feature : Stainless Kurouchi /...

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  • Sakai Takayuki Damascus Hammered VG-10 Kengata Santoku 160mm (6.3")

    98659
    Original price $140.00 - Original price $140.00
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    Specifications Style : Santoku with Kengata Kiritsuke tip Length : 160mm (6.3") Weight : 5.92 oz Special Feature : 33 layer damascus Blade Steel Ty...

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  • Sakai Takayuki Yellow #3 Deba 180mm (7.1") Wa-Handle Kasumi

    88536
    Original price $140.00 - Original price $140.00
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    Specifications • Style : Deba • Length : 180mm (7.1")• Blade Steel Type : Yellow #3 iron-clad• Handle material : Magnolia wood and Buffalo horn fer...

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  • Sakai Takayuki Inox Honesuki Boning Inox 150mm (5.9")

    96537
    Original price $130.00 - Original price $130.00
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    Specifications Style : Honesuki Length : 150mm (5.9") Weight : 6.08 oz Blade Steel Type : Inox Handle material : POM Resin HRC : 60 Bevel Angle Ra...

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  • Sakai Takayuki Inox AUS-10 Mukimono 180mm (7.1") Wa-Handle

    99138
    Original price $140.00 - Original price $140.00
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    Specifications Style : Mukimono Length : 180mm (7.1") Weight : 4.8 oz Blade Steel Type : AUS-10 Inox Handle material : (Ho) Japanese Magnolia Bols...

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  • Tsukiji Masamoto Carbon Steel Santoku 180mm (7.1") with Wa-handle

    81525
    Original price $220.00 - Original price $220.00
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    This knife from Tsukiji Masamoto, which combines a traditional Japanese high-carbon blade with a Western style double-bevel edge, is a great choice...

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  • Takamura Hana Damascus HSPS Santoku 165mm (6.5")

    95550
    Original price $460.00 - Original price $460.00
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    SpecificationsBrand: Takamura CutleryStyle: Santoku Blade Length: 165mm (6.5")Special Feature: 64-layer Damascus* Blade Steel Type: R2/SG2 Powdere...

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  • Tsukiji Masamoto White Steel 2 Deba 150mm (5.9")

    81523
    Original price $220.00 - Original price $220.00
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  • Sakai Takayuki Yellow #3 Usuba 180mm (7.1") Wa-Handle Kasumi

    88538
    Original price $130.00 - Original price $130.00
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    Specifications Style : Usuba Length : 180mm (7.1") Blade Steel Type : Yellow #3 iron-clad Handle Material : Magnolia wood and Buffalo horn ferrul...

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  • Sakai Takayuki Inox Deba 180mm (7.1")

    94504
    Original price $176.00 - Original price $176.00
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    Specifications Style : Deba Length : 180mm (7.1") Weight : 12.48 oz Blade Steel Type : Inox Handle material : Antibacterial plastic (Handle color ...

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  • Tsukiji Masamoto White Steel 1 Kasumi Mukimono 180mm (7.1")

    81513
    Original price $320.00 - Original price $320.00
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    Kasumi knives like this mukimono are produced by hand-forging high-carbon steel (white steel) with iron. The carbon steel becomes the knife's cutti...

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  • Yoshimi Kato Aogami Super Kurouchi Santoku 165mm (6.5")

    99132
    Original price $249.00 - Original price $249.00
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    Free Shipping to the Contiguous U.S.SpecificationsStyle : Santoku KnifeLength : 165mm (6.5")Weight : 4.97 ozSpecial Feature : Stainless Kurouchi / ...

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  • Tsukiji Masamoto White Steel Usuba 210mm (8.2") Nami Kasumi

    81532
    Original price $290.00 - Original price $290.00
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    Kasumi knives like this usuba are produced by hand-forging high-carbon steel (white steel) with iron. The carbon steel becomes the knife's cutting ...

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  • Tsukiji Masamoto White Steel 2 Deba 120mm (4.7")

    81522
    Original price $185.00 - Original price $185.00
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    Kasumi knives like this deba are produced by hand-forging high-carbon steel (white steel) with iron. The carbon steel becomes the knife's cutting e...

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  • Misono Swedish Carbon Steel Honesuki 165mm (6.5")

    99274
    Original price $190.00 - Original price $190.00
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    Specifications Style : Honesuki (Boning Knife)Length : 165mm (6.5")Weight : 7.3 oz (205g)Blade Steel Type : Swedish Carbon SteelHandle Type : Compo...

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    Original price $190.00 - Original price $190.00
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  • Yoshimi Kato Aogami Super Kurouchi Bunka 170mm (6.7")

    99134
    Original price $249.00 - Original price $249.00
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    Free Shipping to the Contiguous U.S. Specifications Style : Bunka KnifeLength : 170mm (6.7")Weight : 5.26 ozSpecial Feature : Stainless Kurouchi / ...

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  • Tsukiji Masamoto Carbon Steel Garasuki Boning 180mm (7.1")

    81511
    Original price $280.00 - Original price $280.00
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    Traditionally used for boning poultry, this knife does not have the flexibility of a typical Western boning knife but its sharp, pointed tip helps ...

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  • Misono Swedish Carbon Steel Santoku 160mm (6.3")

    99273
    Original price $100.00 - Original price $100.00
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    SpecificationsStyle : SantokuLength : 160mm (6.3")Weight : 5.1 oz (145g)Blade Steel Type : Swedish Carbon SteelHandle Type : Composite WoodHRC : 60...

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  • Tsukiji Masamoto White Steel 2 Deba 180mm (7.1")

    81524
    Original price $294.00 - Original price $294.00
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    Kasumi knives like this deba are produced by hand-forging high-carbon steel (white steel) with iron. The carbon steel becomes the knife's cutting e...

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  • Wooden Knife Saya Cover for Usuba Knife 180mm (7.1")

    81550
    Original price $30.00 - Original price $30.00
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    This wooden saya fits an Usuba Knife under 180mm (7.1")Specifications Material: Wood Size: 180mm (7.1") Coming with a pin Please be advised that ea...

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  • Sakai Takayuki Inox Deba 210mm (8.2")

    94527
    Original price $270.00 - Original price $270.00
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    Specifications Style : Deba Length : 210mm (8.2") Weight : 17.76 oz Blade Steel Type : Inox Handle material : Antibacterial plastic (Handle color ...

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  • Tsukiji Masamoto White Steel 1 Takohiki 300mm (11.8") Kasumi

    81521
    Original price $360.00 - Original price $360.00
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    Kasumi knives like this takohiki are produced by hand-forging high-carbon steel (white steel) with iron. The carbon steel becomes the knife's cutti...

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  • Sakai Takayuki Kurokage Hammered VG-10 Santoku 170mm (6.7") Non-Stick Coating, Wa-handle

    14401
    Original price $174.00 - Original price $174.00
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    Specifications Style : Santoku Length : 170mm (6.7") Weight : oz (g) Special Feature : Hammered, Fluororesin non-stick coating, 33 layer damascus ...

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  • Tsukiji Masamoto White Steel 2 Deba 210mm (8.2")

    81512
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    Kasumi knives like this deba are produced by hand-forging high-carbon steel (white steel) with iron. The carbon steel becomes the knife's cutting e...

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  • Wooden Knife Saya Cover for Honesuki Knife

    81557
    Original price $26.00 - Original price $26.00
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    Specifications Material: Wood Coming with a pin Please be advised that each wooden saya cover's fit varies slightly due to the natural factors (hu...

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  • Sakai Takayuki Inox Mioroshi Deba 240mm (9.4") Wooden Handle

    83176
    Original price $189.00 - Original price $189.00
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    Specifications Style : Mioroshi Deba Length : 240mm (9.4") Weight : oz Blade Steel Type : Inox Handle material : Ho (Japanese magnolia) wood HRC :...

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  • Takada Blue Steel 1 Suiboku Nakiri 180mm (7.1") with Rosewood handle

    81561
    Original price $501.00 - Original price $501.00
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    Specs. Style: NakiriBlade Length: 180mm (7.1") Weight: 5.5 oz (156 g) Blade Steel Type: Blue Steel 1, Soft Iron Clad Handle material: RosewoodFerru...

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  • Sakai Takayuki Yellow #3 Deba 210mm (8.2") Wa-Handle Kasumi

    88537
    Original price $198.00 - Original price $198.00
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    Specifications • Style : Deba • Length : 210mm (8.2")• Blade Steel Type : Yellow #3 iron-clad• Handle material : Magnolia wood and Buffalo horn fer...

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  • Yoshimi Kato VG-10 Nickel Damascus Santoku 175mm (6.9") Dark Purple Handle

    99097
    Original price $210.00 - Original price $210.00
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    Free Shipping to the Contiguous U.S.Specifications Style : Bunka Knife Length : 175mm (6.9") Weight : 5.3 oz (150g) Special Feature : Nickel Damasc...

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  • Wooden Knife Saya Cover for Mukimono Knife 180mm (7.1")

    81547
    Original price $31.00 - Original price $31.00
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    This wooden saya fits a Mukimono Knife under 180mm (7.1") Specifications Material: Wood Size: 180mm (7.1") Coming with a pin Please be advised that...

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  • Tsukiji Masamoto White Steel 1 Fuguhiki 300mm (11.8")

    81529
    Original price $380.00 - Original price $380.00
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    Kasumi knives like this Fuguhiki (Fugubiki) are produced by hand-forging high-carbon steel (white steel 1) with iron. The carbon steel becomes the ...

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  • Tsukiji Masamoto White Steel 1 Usuba 210mm (8.2")

    81514
    Original price $340.00 - Original price $340.00
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    Kasumi knives like this usuba are produced by hand-forging high-carbon steel (white steel) with iron. The carbon steel becomes the knife’s cutting ...

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