The metal industry in the Niigata area of Japan can be traced back to the Edo period that ran from 1603 to 1868. Metal casting of all kinds, including ironworking and swordsmithing, was dominant due to nearby deposits of ore and kajigo, a fine coal. In this same area and using the locally available resources, Kamikoto began a legacy of crafting fine, handcrafted knives. Today, Kamikoto knives are still made with the same traditions, skills, and attention that have been handed down from expert to expert through the generations. Each Kamikoto knife or set has a limited lifetime guarantee and comes in a beautiful ash wood box with a certificate of authenticity.
Who are the users of Kamikoto knives?
Professional chefs are included in the many users of these specially crafted knives. Professional chef reviews describe the knives as both functional and beautiful. Chefs comment on hand-feel of the knives, reviewing that they are neither too heavy nor too light, and, very importantly, the knives are balanced in the hand. Many chefs admit that a reliable, go-to knife set is the most important tool in their arsenal. One of the most popular in the Kanpeki knife set and includes a 7-inch Nakiri vegetable knife, a 8.5-inch slicing knife, and 5-inch utility knife. All the knives are single bevel with satin finished handle and blade.
Home cooks also appreciate the importance of superior kitchen tools, including knives. Home cooks welcome the sharpness of the Kamikoto knives in addition to their beauty. Slicing and chopping become almost effortless tasks with the hardened steel of the Kamikoto blades. Some home cooks have started their Kamikoto collection with the Santoku knife. This is one of the most popular in the Kamikoto group. It is a 7-inch Santoku knife with a satin finish, and a single bevel blade.
What are occasions for giving a gift of a Kamikoto knife or knife set?
With the known quality and growing popularity of Kamikoto knives, they make a gift that is appreciated by just about everyone. They make a perfect gift for a bride and groom. A Kamikoto knife set will be useful and appreciated by either a young chef just graduating from culinary school or a seasoned, professional chef. Anyone moving into a new home or apartment will value both the utility and the beauty of any Kamikoto knife.
Professionals and amateurs have expressed pleasure with the beauty and usefulness of the durable Kamikoto knives.