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.
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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...
This is the first time you can get A5 Wagyu Brisket in the USA. We’re super-excited to announce Kagoshima A5 Wagyu Brisket will be available only on Crowd Cow. https://www.crowdcow.com/holiday-wagyu-roasts
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...