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Classes of knives

Hardness and tenacity of the knives are different criteria.
Hard knifes retain sharpeness but they are sometimes fragile and you should not use the knives for frozen food or bones.
Even stain resistant knives someteimes get rust. If you cut something very acid or salty, please wash the blade with water.
Non stain resistant knives may get rust by the moisture in the air. If you do not use knives for a while, dry the blade and wrap it with the stain-resistant paper, which is used when purchaed, or put some machine oil (not cooking oil) on the sureface.

Japanese Style Knives

Ginmaki

This is a set of the highest grade of Japanese knives. Honyaki is applied to both sides of the blade, the handle and sheath are sterling silver, and the set is presented in a brocaded-cloth bag and paulownia box.
A Honyaki (glost-fired) knife retains its sharpness for a long time once it is ground and that the cut plane of food is beautiful. Sakai Takayuki's Honyaki Series are top-rank products that ensure a wonderful sharpness and manufactured with a unique traditional method.
Hardness : Extremely Hard
Stain : NOT Resistant
Target : Master Chef
Honyaki Aonikou

This is the highest grade of Japanese knife following in the wake of Japanese swords, featuring a mirror-finish and ebony wood as well as an octagonal handle.
A Honyaki (glost-fired) knife retains its sharpness for a long time once it is ground and that the cut plane of food is beautiful. Sakai Takayuki's Honyaki Series are top-rank products that ensure a wonderful sharpness and manufactured with a unique traditional method.
Hardness : Extremely Hard
Stain : NOT Resistant
Target : Master Chef
Byakko

These are supreme articles from sakai knives made of Yasuki white-1 steel, the highest quality Yasuki steel, forged using traditional skill, and finally sharpend; the octagonal handle is made of ebony wood with a Buffalo horn ring at both ends.
Hardness : Extremely Hard
Stain : NOT Resistant
Target : Master Chef
Honyaki

This is the highest grade of Japanese knife, using white-2 steel from Yasuki, which features superb abrasion resistance, presenting a clean, beautiful moire pattern.
A Honyaki (glost-fired) knife retains its sharpness for a long time once it is ground and that the cut plane of food is beautiful. Sakai Takayuki's Honyaki Series are top-rank products that ensure a wonderful sharpness and manufactured with a unique traditional method.
Hardness : Extremely Hard
Stain : NOT Resistant
Target : Master Chef
Aonikou Mirror Finish

The knife surface, made of blue-2 steel, is polished to a mirror finish to prevent rust and stains on the blade.
Hardness : Extremely Hard
Stain : NOT Resistant
Target : Master Chef
Aonikou

This is an especially sharp Japanese knife, using blue-2 steel from Yasuki, which is reputed to be the top grade of steel for knives.
Hardness : Extremely Hard
Stain : NOT Resistant
Target : Middle Chef - Master Chef
Tokujou Mirror Finish

The knife surface, made of white-2 steel, is polished to a mirror finish to prevent rust and stains on the blade.
Hardness : Very Hard
Stain : NOT Resistant
Target : Middle Chef - Master Chef
Tokujou

This is the best-selling Japanese knife for professionals, using white-2 steel from Yasuki and quality sharpening.
Hardness : Very Hard
Stain : NOT Resistant
Target : Middle Chef - Master Chef
Honkasumi

White-3 steel from Yasuki and natural buffalo horn materials decorate the upper part of the handle.
Hardness : Hard
Stain : NOT Resistant
Target : Chef - Master Chef
Kasumi

This is a popular Japanese knife using white steel from Yasuki that we offer at a reasonable price.
Hardness : Standard
Stain : NOT Resistant
Target : Beginner - Middle Chef
Chef Honyaki

The characteristics have been further improved by applying Honyaki to special stainless steel, which features good corrosion and abrasion resistance.
A Honyaki (glost-fired) knife retains its sharpness for a long time once it is ground and that the cut plane of food is beautiful. Sakai Takayuki's Honyaki Series are top-rank products that ensure a wonderful sharpness and manufactured with a unique traditional method.
Hardness : Very Hard
Stain : Resistant
Target : Master Chef
Shiden

The blade is hand-ground by Mr.Hirotsugu Tosa for the handle,desert ironwood designed by Mr.Keido Sugihara is employed.
Hardness : Hard
Stain : Resistant
Target : Master Chef
Chef

This is a new touch Japanese knife, in which the material is changed to silver-3 steel, which is rust-resistant, using the same manufacturing processes as conventional Japanese knives.
Hardness : Hard
Stain : Resistant
Target : Well Trained Home Cook - Master Chef
Inox Hakugin

This is shiniing Japanese knife manufactured by miller-polishing rust-resistant steel.
Hardness : Relatively Soft
Stain : Resistant
Target : Experienced Home Cook - Middle Chef
Inox

This is a popular version of the Japanese knife with a low price, using special rust-resistant steel.
Hardness : Relatively Soft
Stain : Resistant
Target : Beginner - Young Chef
Inox Pc Handle

Decay of the handle is eliminated by using a plastic resin (heat resistance : 170℃) for the handle.
The problems such as falling of a rotted handle and abnormal odor have been solved by changing from the conventional wood handle to a PC-resin handle. Since rust-resistant stainless steel is employed for the edge, the knife is robust and resistant to wear, which reduces costs.
Hardness : Relatively Soft
Stain : Resistant
Target : Beginner - Young Chef

European Style Knives

Grand Chef SP

This is the highest-grade Western-type knife, using Uddeholm's special alloy steel in Sweden, featuring crisp sharpness for cutting food.
The Uddeholm company manufactures the steel used in the Grand Chef Knife series. Established in 1670 in the Munkfors district, Sweden, Uddeholm has a history of more than 1300 years. In the field of precision rolled steel products, the company leads the world. Since quality iron ore excavated from company mines contains an extremely low amount of phosphorus and sulfur, the special steel is reputed to be of the finest in the world. The Grand Chef Knife series products use the special Swedish steel manufactured by Uddeholm and offer exceptional sharpness and abrasion and corrosion resistance for many years of service.
Hardness : Hard
Stain : Resistant
Target : Home Cook - Chef
Grand Chef

This is a high-grade knife designed for chefs, which is manufactured from imported Uddeholm’s special alloy steel from Sweden and resistant to rusting with a very low amount of impurities.
The Uddeholm company manufactures the steel used in the Grand Chef Knife series. Established in 1670 in the Munkfors district, Sweden, Uddeholm has a history of more than 1300 years. In the field of precision rolled steel products, the company leads the world. Since quality iron ore excavated from company mines contains an extremely low amount of phosphorus and sulfur, the special steel is reputed to be of the finest in the world. The Grand Chef Knife series products use the special Swedish steel manufactured by Uddeholm and offer exceptional sharpness and abrasion and corrosion resistance for many years of service.
Hardness : Hard
Stain : Resistant
Target : Home Cook - Chef
Damascus Swedish

These are the series products with a japanese type handle featuring the 45-layers hammered Damascus steel wedged in Sweden steel that has been acknowledged throughout the world.
Hardness : Hard
Stain : Resistant
Target : Beginner - Young Chef
Damascus Hammered VG10

A hard special alloy is thrust into 17 Damascus steel laye. (Hammered style) Hard material VG10 is used as the core material.
Hardness : Hard
Stain : Resistant
Target : Beginner - Young Chef
Inox

This is a standard knife using a special steel containing chromium and molybdenum, which is resistant to rusting and stays sharp.
Hardness : Relatively Soft
Stain : Resistant
Target : Beginner - Middle Chef
Inox Color Plastic handle

This knife uses plastic for the handle, which prevents decay, and can withstand the chemical sterilization and high-temperature of a washing machine.
To ensure proper hygiene, the handle is made of a plastic resin that is heat-resistant to 170℃ and contains an antibacterial agent to withstand the heat of high-temperature washing or drying machines.
Hardness : Relatively Soft
Stain : Resistant
Target : Beginner - Middle Chef
Aonikou

This high-grade knife is made of blue-2 steel from Yasuki?the highest-grade of Japanese steel, which maintains a keen edge for a very long time.
Hardness : Extremely Hard
Stain : NOT Resistant
Target : Middle Chef - Master Chef
Nihonkou

Made from Japanese steel, this is the most popular knife among the 30 variations of Western type knives.
Hardness : Standard
Stain : NOT Resistant
Target : Experienced Home Cook - Middle Chef

Notes

◆ Before you place an Order
◆ Reference
◆ Company Profile
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Chuo-ku, Osaka
542-0075 Japan
phone : +81-6-6641-4630
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e-mail : info@joycooking.net

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