We're a real sucker for a great collection of knives at FDL HQ and have brought you a wide selection of shiny steel in the past. There's an obvious difference between high quality and cheap knives and we absolutely love it when people in the know get involved in the production of new kitchen equipment.
That's why we're very excited about this collection of knives from the team at Chef Steps who after being asked many times what knives are best have compiled a list of the best high quality Japanese Knife producers.
From theAsai Chef's Knife made in the Japanese Alps to the Yoshikane Chef's Knifefrom Mr. Tsuneo Yoshida who forged his first blade at just 18. This is a serious look at the world of highly crafted blades.
It's widely accepted that knives from Japan are the best and well looked after a solid knife will become your most trusted tool, lasting a lifetime and allowing perfect execution of a number of different cooking techniques.
The team at Chef Steps also look at a number of waterstone grinders for sharpening and just how to store them when not in use. This is an extensive look at the world of knives and from a team of people with years of experience in the kitchen.
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