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Nigara Hamono Tsuchime Migaki Kiritsuke Nakiri 165mm
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Nigara Hamono Tsuchime Migaki Kiritsuke Nakiri 165mm
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Nigara Hamono Tsuchime Migaki Kiritsuke Nakiri 165mm

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Seki Kanetsugu Zuiun Kiritsuke 210 mm
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Seki Kanetsugu Zuiun Kiritsuke 210 mm
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Seki Kanetsugu Zuiun Kiritsuke 210 mm

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Nigara Hamono Tsuchime Migaki Kiritsuke Nakiri 165mm (Scratch & Dent)**
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Nigara Hamono Tsuchime Migaki Kiritsuke Nakiri 165mm (Scratch & Dent)**
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Nigara Hamono Tsuchime Migaki Kiritsuke Nakiri 165mm (Scratch & Dent)**

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Hatsukokoro Shirasagi Migaki Kiritsuke 295 mm
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Hatsukokoro Shirasagi Migaki Kiritsuke 295 mm
Hatsukokoro Shirasagi Migaki Kiritsuke 295 mm
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Hatsukokoro Shirasagi Migaki Kiritsuke 295 mm

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Hatsukokoro Shirasagi Migaki Kiritsuke 325 mm
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Hatsukokoro Shirasagi Migaki Kiritsuke 325 mm
Hatsukokoro Shirasagi Migaki Kiritsuke 325 mm
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Hatsukokoro Shirasagi Migaki Kiritsuke 325 mm

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Ryusen Hamono Bonten Sujihiki 270 mm (Kiritsuke)
Ryusen Hamono Bonten Sujihiki 270 mm (Kiritsuke)
Ryusen Hamono Bonten Sujihiki 270 mm (Kiritsuke)
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Ryusen Hamono Bonten Sujihiki 270 mm (Kiritsuke)

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Nakagawa Satoshi B#1 Kiritsuke Gyuto 210 mm
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Nakagawa Satoshi B#1 Kiritsuke Gyuto 210 mm
Nakagawa Satoshi B#1 Kiritsuke Gyuto 210 mm
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Nakagawa Satoshi B#1 Kiritsuke Gyuto 210 mm

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Seki Kanetsugu Zuiun Petty + Kiritsuke Combo
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Seki Kanetsugu Zuiun Petty + Kiritsuke Combo

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Hideo Kitaoka Damascus Kiritsuke 210 mm
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Hideo Kitaoka Damascus Kiritsuke 210 mm
Hideo Kitaoka Damascus Kiritsuke 210 mm
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Hideo Kitaoka Damascus Kiritsuke 210 mm

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Ryusen Hamono Blazen Kiritsuke 240mm
Ryusen Hamono Blazen Kiritsuke 240mm
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Ryusen Hamono Blazen Kiritsuke 240mm

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KIRITSUKE (CHEFS KNIFE)


ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE KIRITSUKE 

Deciding on a new knife is not an easy task, with so many options to choose from, how on earth do you know what knife is "the one". We spend most of our time searching for the best Japanese knives available so you can rest assured that once you have found a knife that meets your criteria, it will exceed  your expectations. 

 

BENEFITS AND VERSATILITY OF THE KIRITSUKE 

The Kiritsuke is very similar to the Gyuto but differs in the shape of the tip. They feature what is referred to as a "reverse tanto" or "k-tip" which gives the shape its unique and distinct aesthetic. They come in both double beveled and single beveled versions and historically have been reserved for use by only the head chef in restaurants - we won't tell anyone if you're not a head chef though! - The single beveled versions are said to be the most versatile shape available (though the Gyuto would give it a run for its money) as they are adept at butchery, slicing and vegetable prep once they are mastered. The double beveled versions are much more user friendly. 

 

COMMON USES OF THE KIRITSUKE  

The Kiritsuke is used very similarly to how a Gyuto would be used but they generally have a flatter profile, or less curvy blade shape, and feature a more aggressive tip, both factors help the Kiritsuke excel at slicing tasks while remaining very capable of chopping vegetables large and small. The kiritsuke is great for slicing raw meat and fish, chopping smaller vegetables like garlic and shallots and larger vegetables and fruits like sweet potato and watermelon to name a few. 

ALTERNATIVES TO THE KIRITSUKE 

Being so similar in size and shape to the Gyuto, an alternative to the Kiritsuke would be just that, a Gyuto. One can certainly use a rocking motion when using a kiritsuke but they are generally used in an up and down chopping motion, so if you prefer to rock chop, a Gyuto might be a better option. 

 

TIPS FOR CHOOSING YOUR FIRST KIRITSUKE 

While it can be tempting to purchase a Kiritsuke based purely on aesthetics (I should know, I've done it once or twice), We would highly recommend considering a few factors before making a decision. Japanese knives are made from a variety of steel types which can impact their maintenance requirements. Knives made from carbon steel can and will rust if not properly maintained, while knives made from stainless steel will remain rust free. All of our knives have their steel type and care instructions listed on the product page so you can make a better informed decision. You can also check out our Knife Maintenance blog post here