Recommended Knives


These are excellent value-performance knives from our favorite makers/brands like Ittosai Kotetsu and Yoshihiro. If you're looking for your first Japanese knife, these blades are solid options: great edge retention and excellent cutting performance.

On a budget? Check out our starter knives list

But if you're in search of the 'next level', check out our list of top-tier Japanese knives.