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Top 5 Ways To RUIN Your Kyoto Knife

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The Top 5 Ways to RUIN Your Kyoto Knife



1. Can you use an electric sharpener?


You could use an electric sharpener, but we would never do that to this knife. This is fine Damascus steel! Use a whetstone or get it professionally sharpened and save the electric sharpener for the $20 knives.

2. Can I put the knife in the dishwasher?

NO - Dishwashers and knives DO NOT MIX. Not only will it make your steel rust from the dishwasher’s hot and humid environment but it destroys the edge. Also the detergent contains abrasives and will dull the knife. 

You should only hand wash and hand dry the knife.


3. Can I use a plastic cutting board?


Cut on a good quality end-grain board. If you are cutting...

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Why Kyoto Knives Exist?

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The Kyoto Knife Advantage

We created the Kyoto Samurai Knife Series in order to bring you a beautiful premium knife for less than half of what you would pay from other brands.

Finding a quality chef knife can be frustrating. Your choices are either a cheap knife that constantly needs to be sharpened to overpriced brand names you find at premium retailers. There are little options for a quality mid range knife.

The traditional retail model is bloated which pushes knife prices up. Kyoto Knives is here to challenge that. By avoiding all the traditional sales channels and going directly to the consumer, Kyoto Knives is able to create an incredible knife for a fraction of the price.


What Makes Kyoto Knives Different From the Rest?

The steel defines the blade. And from the very beginning, Kyoto Knives wanted to create something that both performed well...

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