Stocking your cutlery collection with the best Japanese knives brings ease and versatility to any kitchen. Whether you're cooking solo or joining a hands-on cooking class, Japanese knives are designed to enhance the flavors of fish, vegetables, poultry and fruit. Explore our curated assortment of chef-approved Japanese knife sets and individual pieces. From beginner home cooks to experienced professionals, there are high-quality knives for every type of slicing, dicing and chopping task you might need.
The best Japanese knives offer a light touch and superior sharpness to slice through everything from fruit and vegetables to delicate fish, whole chicken and lean meat. Whether it’s an all-purpose gyuto knife, the long and flat blade of a nakiri knife or the straight edge, shallow dimples and narrow blade of a santoku knife, the best Japanese kitchen knives are designed in a wide assortment of styles and shapes for all-purpose and specialized use. Japanese chef's knives feature superior materials such as easy-to-maintain stainless-steel blades, traditional hammered Tsuchime finish to prevent sticking and comfortable ergonomic grips for safe and precise cutting. Esteemed brands such as Miyabi and Kikuichi come complete with high-quality details such as micro-carbide powder steel cores, katana edges, cocobolo rosewood pakkawood handles and buffalo horn ferrules that are designed to prevent splitting and provide strength, durability and long-lasting use.