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Videos tagged 'Japanese Knives'


How to use a whetstone to sharpen a knife

How to use a whetstone to sharpen a knife

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. Purchase the wo...
Japanese Knives: Learn the basic shapes

Japanese Knives: Learn the basic shapes

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,...

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