One of Japan's oldest and best top craft knife-makers, Sugimoto-hamano (they began making steel swords), demonstrates how to use a whetstone to hand-sharpen a steel-bladed knife. The technique is surprisingly easy to perform and results in an extremely sharp and effective blade edge.
You can identify Japanese knives by the shape and length of their blades.
The usuba, or “thin blade,” is a traditional Japanese knife used for cutting vegetables. It's identified by it's overall rectangular shape and flat tip. The usuba is a sharp blade that is excellent for thinly slicing carrots, daikon radish and other vegetables.
The yanagi is a very long and thin bladed sashimi knife us...
I spent days getting to know our small farms in Japan, including Aomine-san, one of the elite producers of the rarest beef on the planet: Olive Wagyu of Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.
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How we did this?
We went to Kagoshima, Japan. We met with the farmer who won the Wagyu Olympics (yep, that's a real thing!). We tasted A5 Wagyu brisket, along with other colossal A5 cuts, a...