Great Japanese Honesuki Knife Recommendation

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Share This: Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Q: Hello Ryky, Have you reviewed any Honesuki knives, and if so, which ones and what would you recommend? Ryky: Admittedly, I do not use Honesuki’s that often.  However, I generally use them when cutting smoked ribs every 2-3 weeks and […]

The Best Kitchen Knife For Vegetables

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Share This with someone: Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Q: Hi Ryki, I have been a follower of your channel on Youtube for a decent time now, and I have always wanted to ask you one question.  Why are you not done a video about different Japanese knives […]

Thieves left a 3000 gift


Here is the story of how thieves left a 3000 gift. The events leading up to this moment were one of the saddest and most frustrating days. I had recently moved into a new filming studio that was supposed to have excellent security. It was indeed a very nice office. It had ample parking and […]

The Sharpest Knives You Can’t Buy

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Mantia x Ryky Edition Knives Joey Mantia Instagram Connection to Joey It is no secret that I love speed skating, and being a retired short-track skater myself, I still find ways to stay connected to the sport. Last year, I was able to get connected with Joey Mantia, and through our connection of speed skating and kitchen […]

Kaishin “THIN SERIES” Aogami Super Gyuto

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Maker: Nakamura Hamono Model: Kaishin “THIN SERIES” Aogami Super Gyuto 210mm Blade Profile: Classic Gyuto profile, though slightly more aggressive when compared to the similar designed Yoshihiro.     Blade Core Material: Aogami Super or Blue Super with stainless steel cladding.Blade Hardness: 64 Rockwell, which is VERY impressive for a hand-made Japanese knife at this […]

Yoshihiro Aogami Super Gyuto

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Maker: Yamawaki Hamono Model: Yoshihiro Aogami Super Gyuto 210mm Summary: Yoshihiro makes one of the best Japanese kitchen knives for under $200. This aogami super or blue super is also one of the sharpest knives I have used in the kitchen. Blade Profile: Classic Gyuto profile, though slightly less aggressive when compared to the similar […]

Top 5 Japanese Chef Knife For Beginners

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Having tested hundreds of Japanese knives through the years, these are the most compelling knives under $100.  Summary Yaxell Mon 8″ Best Fit & Finish Tojiro DP 210mm Tie for Best Overall Misono Molybdenum 8″ Tie for Best Overall Tojiro Shirogami #2 Kurouchi 8″ Best Budget Carbon Steel Mac Knife Chef’s Series 8″– Best Budget […]

Yaxell Mon Chef 8″


Blade Profile – The blade profile on the Yaxell Mon is interesting. It does not fall into traditional Japanese or German/western. However, flatter than the belly, the blade’s body has a constant radius from the heel to the tip. Those coming from German and other western knives will likely enjoy the cutting profile of the […]

Tojiro Shirogami #2 Kurouchi 8″


Blade Profile – Traditional Japanese Gyuto. Very slight belly, with an ever-slight flat body. This profile is different from Western knives with a more pronounced belly. Not much of a rocker compared to western knives, but not a very aggressive profile. The light rocking of onion, cilantro, garlic, etc., poses no issues. Knives in this […]

Tojiro DP Gyuto 210mm

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Blade Profile – The Tojiro is similar to the Misono Molybdenum 8″ but offers a more neutral cutting profile. The blade’s body is not as long, and the belly, while not what you would see on German knives, is a bit more pronounced than the Misono. It allows for better rocking on the cutting board […]