The Single Most Important Tool in Your Kitchen
Virtually every chef agrees that a sharp, well-balanced Chef's Knife is the essential workhorse for any kitchen.
Unlike a cheaper knife, a high-quality knife will stay sharper longer, allow you to cut through anything in the kitchen with ease, last a lifetime, and in general, make cooking easier and more fun.
Point is, it's a piece worth investing in. The problem has been the astronomical price tag that comes with a great one. Until now.
The Importance of a Great Knife
See for yourself why Yatoshi is first in its class.
Yatoshi Knife Essentials
8" Chef Knife
- Your go-to everyday Knife.
- Perfect for chopping, dicing, and slicing anything you put in front of it.
- Best used for the ‘three virtues’ of chopping, dicing, and mincing.
- Adept at creating very thin slices of foods.
- Best for deboning Meat
5" Utility Knife
- Excellent for slicing meats and cheeses.
3" paring Knife
- Off the cutting board uses.
- Perfect for peeling and coring fruits and vegetables.
What Makes a Great Knife?
A great knife should feel good in your hand, stay sharp and hold up over time to the rigors of your kitchen. Simple, right? But behind these deceptively simple concepts are centuries of tradition, technology, design, and craft.
The knife world is split into two major players: German steel, known for its toughness and durability and Japanese steel, known for its razor-sharp edge. Rather than pick a side, we opted to cherry pick the best from each to create the ultimate hybrid. The end result? A knife that stays incredibly sharp, but will also remain durable over the long haul.
The Perfect Balance
Choosing the right steel is a delicate balancing act to find the perfect Rockwell hardness of 62. With 60% higher carbon content than our competitors, we’re able to build a knife that offers a great balance. It’s a unique sweet spot that’ll keep your knife sharp and strong.
- Choosing the right steel is a delicate balancing act to find the perfect Rockwell hardness of 62.
- With 60% higher carbon content than our competitors, we’re able to build a knife that offers a great balance.
- It’s a unique sweet spot that’ll keep your knife sharp and strong.
Yatoshi knives are forged with Damascus Japanese VG10 steel, offering a great balance of sharp edge retention and durability, with more carbon content than other “premium” knives.
Our knives incorporates a sloped bolster that travels gradually onto the blade face and encourages a proper "pinch grip" for better comfort and control.
16° Blade Angle
While most Western-style knives have edge angles of 16 degrees, we use more acute 8 degree angles for a noticeably sharper cutting face.
We Could Charge A Lot, But We’d Prefer Not To.
We could easily charge $357 for a knife set like some other companies based on the quality and design. But $169 is fair.
By partnering closely with our factories and selling directly to you online, we’re able to offer incredible cookware at wholesale pricing. Better materials, lower price. It’s a simple maxim that we take seriously at Yatoshi.
Aren't high-end knives hard to care for?
Some are, but not Yatoshi's. Our Full Body G10 handle is designed to last that paired with our premium Damascus VG10 steel, is known for its durability and ability to hold a sharp edge. That means less maintenance for you.
I love my knife! It slides through thick hearty root vegetables like butta'. I am looking forward to many happy years of cooking
I have many expensive knives but this surpasses them all. Have two and now I want more. Well balanced, extremely sharp. Perfect!
I love to cook. I also have been a finish carpenter and cabinet maker and there is no explaining how a good tool is worth it's weight in gold! This is a must for every cook.
No Risk, All Reward.
We're confident this is the best knife you'll ever own for a price that'll make you feel savvy as hell. But we understand you may be skeptical. So give it a try. Worry-free.
If anything ever happens to your knife, we'll replace it for the rest of your life.
We sell directly to you at our wholesale pricing. We promise never to add extra markups.
If you're not happy, simply return the knives within 60 days for a full refund.