Why Japanese Chef’s Knives Are So Expensive | So Expensive

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    Japanese chef’s knives are some of the most expensive knives in the world. Just one knife produced at Takamura Hamono in Echizen, Japan can cost $900. Echizen has been the center of Japanese knife making for hundreds of years, and today, it’s where many artisans spend decades learning to make high-quality cutlery. At Takamura Hamono, artisans spend over 10 years learning how to properly hammer, sharpen, and polish each blade. The knives are used in many of the world’s best restaurants, including noma in Copenhagen and Le Bernardin in New York City.
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    Why Japanese Chef’s Knives Are So Expensive | So Expensive

A Rock. +8985
A Rock.

Seeing people so proud of their craft puts a smile on my face.

Год назад
Tiger
Tiger

@A Rock. 👍

2 месяца назад
A Rock.
A Rock.

@Tiger Thank you.

2 месяца назад
Tiger
Tiger

@ A Rock. your comment puts a smile on my face 😊

2 месяца назад
smd
smd

LOLL!

2 месяца назад
A Rock. +1
A Rock.

@Panda Cheeks still waiting on those fortnite dances

2 месяца назад
Winklenator +759
Winklenator

This is the best “so expensive.” They’re delivering a quality product, not just selling on scarcity

6 месяцев назад
Fat Cat +1
Fat Cat

​@Cesar Because tradition is art and history combined. People who don't understand this are probably just capitalist pigs who will gladly sell off their still living parents' belongings for extra pennies.

22 дня назад
Meme Boi
Meme Boi

@Cesar some people just have different values I guess, plus you can make any decent knife razor sharp it’s, Just a matter of how long it will hold its edge.

25 дней назад
Mr. Lazer +2
Mr. Lazer

@Cesar i mean, while "traditional" companies may make high quality knives which are extremely expensive, many others may make the same quality of knife, in the same style, same everything for much cheaper. It's no lie that older brands charge more. I play guitar, and an example of this is Gibson. They make beautiful guitars that sound amazing, they just are extremely expensive. That being said, every 1950's Gibson I've ever seen in person has looked virtually new and is advertised to have little to no touch up work. If you are getting something this expensive, its not just because you want a nice knife, it's usually because its your profession and you need a high quality blade that will last as long or even longer than you.

28 дней назад
•Bannana_Bean• +4
•Bannana_Bean•

@Alex bro what racist

2 месяца назад
Cos +7
Cos

@Cesar +1. And that fake Japanese blade myth feeds this scam

2 месяца назад
H.M. +474
H.M.

Japanese appreciate quality over quantity. Many years ago my Japanese boss said “we appreciate how long a company has been in business. Americans appreciate how big a company has become in a short period of time.”

6 месяцев назад
itchykami
itchykami

@Youssef Ben Cheikh Also I would add that Chefs have a very tight budget, and they wouldn't waste their money on something like this. Even Sushi chefs, they use special knives, but they don't need to be hand made.

14 дней назад
Youssef Ben Cheikh
Youssef Ben Cheikh

@itchykami I didn't say anything about shaky hands and you're just getting off topic. Knives are only tools that are gonna help you hone and master your skills they're not gonna make you from a beginner to a master instantly. But yeah that's why I specifically said successful *CHEFS* who have actually mastered their craft.

15 дней назад
itchykami
itchykami

@Youssef Ben Cheikh Expensive knives aren't going to save you from shaky hands.

15 дней назад
Youssef Ben Cheikh
Youssef Ben Cheikh

@itchykami Or for successful chefs who like precision in their craft

15 дней назад
Youssef Ben Cheikh
Youssef Ben Cheikh

@ ابو عبد الله الشيعي‎ What?? "Vulnerable to new things like innovation"?? Japan IS Innovation itself.

15 дней назад
Bake Out Of Love +95
Bake Out Of Love

You can tell that they are not doing it for the money but out of passion. Such craftsmen are so rare to find these days. Highly appreciate their dedication and handwork.

6 месяцев назад
Common Ground +45
Common Ground

Bow to the Japanese people. For preserving traditional craftsmanship, outstanding focus, uncanny attention to detail, strong spirit, great work of art and a true devotion.

5 месяцев назад
ShadowAce +10894
ShadowAce

It practically pay's for itself with how many sandwiches you can make off 1 tomato when your cutting them thinner than a sheet of paper.

11 месяцев назад
Avram Shamon
Avram Shamon

😂😂😂

3 дня назад
Baback D.
Baback D.

🤣🤣🤣

9 дней назад
Gixxis
Gixxis

🤣😂🤣

20 дней назад
Oliver Kingston
Oliver Kingston

Lul

26 дней назад
rick64
rick64

A bit to thin for me, I’m cutting my garden tomatoes about a 1/2 inch thick for a great tasting sandwich. Remember when “made in Japan” was a pejorative phrase and now we like everything made there.

29 дней назад
Satopi3104 +64
Satopi3104

Respect to this man. My aunt married into a family that made Japanese gardening shears in Kyoto for generations, but my uncle ruined the business. He got lazy and gave up the craft and tried to make a living as an antiques dealer instead. The name of his family’s brand was famous and respected but it will die with him, tarnished by his mishandling and sleazy business practices. It’s one thing for one person to be dedicated and sincere - for these families that can keep that going for multiple generations by passing the torch and not letting it burn out - that deserves true respect.

4 месяца назад
Chinkasuyaro +2
Chinkasuyaro

While I respect the artisanry and ability to keep a family business running over generations, there is often immense pressure, especially on eldest sons, to forgo any personal professional ambitions outside of the family business. While not impossible to break away and have a younger sibling take over or allow the husband of a female sibling to be adopted into the family name, there is still a lot of pressure and expectation.

26 дней назад
Dayman Powell +170
Dayman Powell

Even though its completely different, i feel the same about my work at a USA acoustic guitar factory. I work in the finish department, and a lot of my time is spent buffing guitars on a big buffer wheel. There really is nothing like bringing a raw piece of wood to a beautiful high end finish with your hands. Long live the craftsman, and craftswoman!

4 месяца назад
TheDarkness
TheDarkness

@Dev Arora amazing!

14 дней назад
Dev Arora
Dev Arora

I'm an editor from the Washington Post. Do you think we can use your story for a coming article?

15 дней назад
TheDarkness
TheDarkness

Amazing, thank you for sharing! Do you think you can make a YouTube video of you doing your craft

19 дней назад
Daniel Castro de la Mata +3
Daniel Castro de la Mata

Ooh awesome where do you work? I’m a huge fan of guitars so stuff like this makes me feel out hahaha

3 месяца назад
Aesthetic cat +3
Aesthetic cat

Wow!

4 месяца назад
jessica bremer +42
jessica bremer

Few things in life are perfect. It's in fact said, "nothing is perfect." The craftsmanship and artisanship of these knives is as close to perfect as anything man-made can get. True artistry.

7 месяцев назад
Ayefkay +7
Ayefkay

Beautiful craftsmanship. Being able to see the hard work and dedication that this family has put into such an illustrious art is amazing.

2 месяца назад
Zain Ali ahmed +25773
Zain Ali ahmed

Anything Japanese “It takes years to master”

Год назад
Max Marenghi
Max Marenghi

@Alone Walker tf???

11 дней назад
Vin Cor
Vin Cor

Because its true most of the time

2 месяца назад
Seth Kolon
Seth Kolon

@Danny THE Dog do you have nothing with which to reply to my question because nothing is the correct answer? or perhaps I am taking your use of "hardness" to be too literal in this context. in response to your assertion that "there are other" materials (less well known, by implication) which are harder than diamond (defined as carbon allotrope arranged in a cubic crystallographic structure), I pointed out that the definition of "hardness" in relation to mechanical properties of a material is based on the Mohs scale which, as I am sure you are aware, is a 1–10 scale (10 being the hardest) with diamond providing the singularly definitive material with a rating of 10. so I will ask again, more directly: what are these other materials you speak of which are "harder" than diamond, and what definition are you using for "hardness", either as a mechanical property or otherwise?

2 месяца назад
Seth Kolon
Seth Kolon

@Lianives interesting comment, considering the vast majority of diamonds on this planet are synthetic

2 месяца назад
Jinxuan Zhu
Jinxuan Zhu

How to learn Japanese (language) It takes years to master

2 месяца назад
Muhammad Raza +74
Muhammad Raza

What I love about Japanese expensive products is that they have actual quality to them

7 месяцев назад
Muhammad Raza
Muhammad Raza

@Charles ya ik Japan really had a glow up. Live example is China, China was, and is known for cheap quality stuff. But now slowly people are realising chinese products come in all quality ranges from premium to super cheap. Heck even the iPhone are made there lol

2 месяца назад
Charles
Charles

30 years ago you’d be laughed out for saying that. They even had a word for it, “Jap crap”

2 месяца назад
Antcommander
Antcommander

if you like inexpensice products that have same quality. Finland got you somewhat covered

2 месяца назад
Aadi Umrani +1
Aadi Umrani

No wonder the cars last so long without major issues.

2 месяца назад
george sakellaropoulos +4
george sakellaropoulos

When you invest in Japanese craftmanship, you are investing for generations, with proper care.

4 месяца назад
Mahdi Reza +7
Mahdi Reza

As someone who genuinely loves Japanese culture (I mean everything, not just anime and ramen lol) I really do admire the fine art of Japanese pottery but this art of crafting knives I would say is quite new to me. It's very fascinating how perfectly thin it can cut that tomato! I'm amazed honestly. If this has been a long-lived practice, then their stabby weapons in the Edo period must've been DEADLY SHARP

2 месяца назад
Sergio Barraza +30
Sergio Barraza

My love and admiration for japanese people just grow. They are dedicated, skilled and perfected in every task they do. Such an inspiration.

7 месяцев назад
Mano Z
Mano Z

And yet certain forces in this world want us to believe "we are all one" and there is no such thing as race

2 месяца назад
venom5809 +12
venom5809

These knives are just gorgeous, I always wanted one.

4 месяца назад
David Winsemius +7339
David Winsemius

Still remember purchasing a knife in Tokyo. After selecting the knife we we invited to sit down and drink tea. The knife was sharpened in front of us and then its sharpness demonstrated with the newsprint challenge. It was then wrapped in tissue paper and boxed before being ceremoniously handed to us. Very nice. Reverence to the workmanship.

11 месяцев назад
Иван
Иван

@Cesar every knife pricing more than 100$ is a scam unless it's a lightsaber

2 месяца назад
David Winsemius
David Winsemius

@Cesar I wish I had that much back then, I think it was on the order of 30 USD which was of course worth more in 1982 than it is now.

2 месяца назад
Cesar
Cesar

Lemme guess. You spent thousands of dollars on it. That’s a scam

2 месяца назад
Иван
Иван

@ross Egan just take'em to laser sharpening machine and they'll be even better than new.

2 месяца назад
shitbeans
shitbeans

Nerd

3 месяца назад
Graham Holland +4
Graham Holland

As a person who cooks a lot you can really tell that Japanese knifes are just as beautiful as a pice of art just like food. It has been on my bucket list to get one.

24 дня назад
Xxander11 +7
Xxander11

Вызывает уважение приверженность своему делу у жителей Японии! До сих пор во всем мире - сделано в Японии это знак качества

4 месяца назад
Irineu Junior +3
Irineu Junior

A ARTE JAPONESA TEM A PERFEIÇÃO EM CADA DETALHE, ELES FAZEM TUDO COM AMOR.

4 месяца назад
Izaiah Vaaj +4
Izaiah Vaaj

I hope they find the perfect successor to take over to keep this tradition and craftsmanship alive! To many traditional crafts are rare or going extinct, pls keep them alive!

7 месяцев назад
Zedan Khan +3813
Zedan Khan

'The soul of the person who made it and uses it resides in a knife' Such a japanese thing to say

Год назад
Hokage
Hokage

Sounds like Bleach

17 дней назад
Cobidbeksin
Cobidbeksin

@ZeD from an American it might, but coming from a Japanese knowing they have this whole culture behind them it sounds very true

3 месяца назад
Azeezah Goodwin
Azeezah Goodwin

It’s true l. We put ourselves into our work 😌

11 месяцев назад
Aspen82
Aspen82

Also complete BS.. sounds cool though.

Год назад
ShinJ1
ShinJ1

That the whole mean of Shintoism, there are soul in everything, and there are a god for anything

Год назад
madzangels +6
madzangels

This is one of the nice parts of humanity - the love for the tools we create

2 месяца назад
hone +4
hone

the way they put their souls to everything they do is just pure and precious.

8 месяцев назад
Yuuta Sekaionji +4
Yuuta Sekaionji

*honestly if i was a professional chef i would glady pay 7 grand for that knife, like the time and effort it takes to make a Damascus knife is just insane so i would gladly pay for one*

14 дней назад
Z7Sakari +2
Z7Sakari

It makes me happy that there are a few people out there who still value dedication to excellence.

8 месяцев назад
J J +9452
J J

I had a feeling my Amazon “traditional Japanese knife “ wasn’t the real thing

Год назад
Goldee 15
Goldee 15

HAGSHAGSHAGSHAHAHAHA

2 месяца назад
Dennis Muchene
Dennis Muchene

I apologise

2 месяца назад
Zak1999
Zak1999

Yes

2 месяца назад
Иван
Иван

@Trancera I saw a lot of "madi in japen" knives in closest Auchan store for around 5$. Wouldn't Auchan lie to me.

2 месяца назад
kids stuffs +1
kids stuffs

Scam😂

3 месяца назад
Dablitter +4
Dablitter

as a blacksmith ive always been fascinated by the amount of sheer dedication that goes into tools like this it's really impressive and it makes sense that they would have a price tag like that

Месяц назад
JQuid
JQuid

The funny thing is that a knife of the same quality can be forged by any experienced blacksmith. But, of course, Japanese knives are the "best" of all.

5 дней назад
Envy's Art +1
Envy's Art

If I was a Japanese fugu chef and my patron’s lives depended on the precision and quality of my work, I can definitely picture wanting a knife as precise and expensive as these.

3 месяца назад
Ryan Le +3
Ryan Le

I bought one of these as my first sushi knife for my job and I really couldn't be happier. My mentor then passed on his Sakai to me to use, but I'll never forget the first cut on takamura

7 месяцев назад
nickwithay
nickwithay

These are the things that makes me love cooking. It’s really an art form when you put everything into perspective.

20 дней назад
Aratrik Debnath +6929
Aratrik Debnath

Finally a real-life knife that costs more than a CSGO knife.

Год назад
Dennis Muchene
Dennis Muchene

@Plethiros rude

2 месяца назад
Dennis Muchene
Dennis Muchene

@Denny Pop @CIA £??? We Have You Know. Open the kitchen. For Cleaning and….. My one and only.

2 месяца назад
Dennis Muchene
Dennis Muchene

@Utak0 United Tomatoes Of Cooking. Proper, Timing Expensive?

2 месяца назад
Utak0
Utak0

These knife's fac new right

2 месяца назад
Dennis Muchene
Dennis Muchene

Ain’t this pleasing?!

2 месяца назад
Adam Arthur +6
Adam Arthur

mostly the difference is that the Japanese knives have something we call edge geometry. the edges are tapered more precisely so even if they're dull it still cuts. in addition they're ground on very very fine stones. both of these however are not exclusive to Japanese knives. I know a guy who had a hunting knife so sharp that it could do stuff like those cuts in the video, that he made with a file and a steel grinder (actually still had file teeth on it when he was done) and a bunch of river rocks. its nothing about the steel and everything about the edge.

8 месяцев назад
loaded pizza +1
loaded pizza

Can agree. I rock the Masakage Kioshi Nakiri, 270mm gyoto and 300mm sujuki and they are the "pebbled" hammered pattern. They make fine brunoising shallots and cutting sashimi a dream

4 месяца назад
Clown World +2
Clown World

I actually got really lucky with my Japanese chefs knife. I actually found it in the garbage around 10 years ago and it is the best knife I ever owned. It hasnt let me down yet. If you can afford too get one.

9 месяцев назад
Robert Coffey
Robert Coffey

Carter Cutlery, particularly with their custom knives, is an example of the Japanese knife making tradition taken to its extreme. He starts off with as little steel as he can get away with using to make the knife he wants, and it is refined to a ridiculous degree before he moves onto grinding, sharpening, and polishing. While that isn't practical for the company depicted in this video, as they mass-produce knives, for custom work, I assume that is also how they make knives. The less you have to grind the knife, the better your own skills will show through in the final product.

3 месяца назад
Asher Isbrucker +2600
Asher Isbrucker

I bought a knife like this in Kyoto. It was from a small family-owned shop on a quiet street, and the owner sharpened knives on a wheel at the front. The knives were all strikingly beautiful, with various shades of rippled steel and raw wooden handles; as much ornaments to behold as instruments to slice with. The owner helped me choose a knife (I know nothing) and I watched as he sharpened it at the front. Afterward, he sliced some paper to demonstrate—it glided through like a shark fin through still water. He asked me my name, then chiseled it in Japanese characters into the side of the blade before wrapping it carefully in a black box with manila paper. This was a couple of years ago; I still use the knife every single day. I don't sharpen it often enough, so its edge isn't what it was—it no longer effortlessly makes paper out of tomatoes—but I cherish my Japanese chef's knife, and it's something I'll keep for a very long time.

10 месяцев назад
Invisible man Invisible man
Invisible man Invisible man

Bullshit Buy any knife n decent sharpener This is all crap…guarantee if sharpened properly it’s all the same…slight differences

14 часов назад
Stones Jones +1
Stones Jones

@funny monke your generic clichematicness. You are a copy of a copy of a copy..diluted. and therefore you can't even come with an original butthurt reply. Nah you copy paste one. So your great grandmother hurt me..she should have never procreated. I hope this answers your question. Now here's 5 bucks go outside and buy a sense of humour and build a true identity. Or buy a knife like the op.

18 дней назад
funny monke
funny monke

@Stones Jones who hurt you?

18 дней назад
Diana +1
Diana

How much did you pay?

21 день назад
Anqelic
Anqelic

Off topic but, I really like how you describe everything :)

Месяц назад
Alexandra Seeberger +1
Alexandra Seeberger

my dad is a chef and i’d love to be able to surprise him with a japanese chefs knife one day. he’s never had one before.

5 месяцев назад
Ravel Island
Ravel Island

One of my friend once bought a Takamura's chef knife and send it over to me in a package. Seriously, that thing was so sharp that even inside of the packaging bubble wrap it cut through and made it to the outside layer. Damn though.

7 месяцев назад
Dislike Button +3
Dislike Button

One of my friends is an sushi cheff after much saving and effort he managed to open his own small sushi place, another friend sent us this video and so we unite to buy him a set of japanese sushi knives now i understand why he started crying when he saw them.

4 месяца назад
Gian Alexis Marasigan +7
Gian Alexis Marasigan

He's like making a katana, he puts his soul on making a blade, respect to that man.

5 месяцев назад
Deepak Joshia +3483
Deepak Joshia

I don't think he makes that much money considering the output of this workshop but the fact that he is so passionate about his craft really moves me.

Год назад
Maurice W
Maurice W

You can go to the dollar store and get 1000 knives, use and trash 10 a year for 100 years.

2 месяца назад
MonkeMan
MonkeMan

@Jim Mooney its not as efficient tho

4 месяца назад
Thomas Christopher White +1
Thomas Christopher White

No. This isn't an industry where you go in to get rich. This is an industry you get into to be happy. But I'm sure he's not living it rough either. A craft like this can bring you a comfortable life.

6 месяцев назад
Tom Enright
Tom Enright

@Gerald Maxwell this is not true he is not selling all his knives for 6k and not all of them have waiting lists

6 месяцев назад
KittenBowl
KittenBowl

@lolc Who are these most people, you mean most Americans who love fast food over home prepared healthy meals? Most people in where I live prepare meals three times a day everyday for their family. If kids aren’t home we still prepare their lunch in the AM. And 40 meals are not with one knife, many knives and many chefs. Your assumptions are just not accurate.

6 месяцев назад
Spread Love
Spread Love

True professional, Japanese work ethic unmatchable

5 месяцев назад
E to The Rage
E to The Rage

This guy is a master at making knives, and does that as a full time job? Amazing dude

8 месяцев назад
pika pika +1
pika pika

bought those over 16 years ago still has it literally mind blowing

7 месяцев назад
Hello There +1
Hello There

I would love to see you do a similar video on Japanese hairdressing scissors, mine cost over $1,000.

7 месяцев назад
aya +1205
aya

He's the CEO of a multi-generational company but he trained for years and works in the shop You gotta respect the Japanese ethic to handling family businesses. It's not simply handed down for profit.

11 месяцев назад
Hawha Funny Raffs +1
Hawha Funny Raffs

@Xiao On Japan has still been made into a cyber punk dystopia, as with the rest of the developed world. The people responsible are the World Economic Forum. And they need to be drug into the streets and made to pay a dear price for their sins against humankind in minecraft.

2 месяца назад
Zak1999
Zak1999

Wat

2 месяца назад
Eduardo Moya +1
Eduardo Moya

Wii U, but yeah

2 месяца назад
Mandy Mukozaka +7
Mandy Mukozaka

@Xiao On Nintendo’s a great example of this. The CEO did just that as sales of the game boy were starting to dwindle as popularity went down. Then their engineers created the switch and their profits are the highest they’ve ever been.

4 месяца назад
Xiao On +28
Xiao On

You're going to love this fact then: Despite the infamous Japanese corporate culture, if the company gets into financial difficulties for any reason, the CEO is always the first to take a pay cut, followed by the top down. The gap between the top and bottom salaries also isn't as high as in the US - albeit maybe 20 - 50x in Japan compared to 100+s in the US.

4 месяца назад
Александра Лебедева +1
Александра Лебедева

Why are Japanese masters at everything it's unreal. They give their passion and soul to everything they do.

5 месяцев назад
Nam Chansawang
Nam Chansawang

When I lived there I knew I had to buy one and it cuts so clean with little to no pressure 🤗

7 месяцев назад
Widgy +1
Widgy

So many misconceptions in this.. Some points even seem dishonest tho that might be due to translation. What makes Japanese knives so special (because I do love them too) is NOT their magical steel (historically the quality was actually poor, and nowadays they seem to prefer to use Swedish steel) or their magical craftmanship. It's the design and the fact that it's handmade and the passion that often goes into it. Lots of people in the commentsection witness about them purchasing a Japanese knife with a very personal story and THAT'S what make them truly magical. Hell you can sharpen a kitchensink to cut a tomato like that aswell, it's not the steel that makes them sharp.

3 месяца назад
Sheng Guo
Sheng Guo

Let me tell you the reason. They were making a beautiful story before they tried to sell the knifes to you. The strategy worked so well when Japan is powerful. However, times change and the people in the developing countries become smart and knowledgeable. Less and less people believe this kind of craftsman spirit deserves the high price. I feel that more and more people in Japan are reluctant to pay IQ tax for these craftsman celestial beings.

3 месяца назад
schabowy +2463
schabowy

Why are Japanese masters at everything it's unreal. They give their passion and soul to everything they do.

Год назад
Jona Jo
Jona Jo

@Petaurista Well ackchuallly, yeah, the quality of katanas (or japanese swords for that matter) were practically on par with Europe's and the world since in a historical context, "a high quality blade was worth it." Though folding was just a widespread practice to consolidate steel than to compensate for supposedly "poor iron sources". Everyone did it prior modern smelters, and the only exception to this would be indian crucible steel.

2 месяца назад
Leon F.
Leon F.

@Marco Emerson such a knife is much more valuable than any IPhone

5 месяцев назад
Agatha Lee
Agatha Lee

@Marco Emerson You definitely never cook yourself, don't you... if you ever have then you should have understood how important a knife is in the cooking process. First, a knife needs to restain its sharpness... A high-quality knife can restain its sharpness much longer than a cheap one. That's because a high-quality knife uses hard steel while the cheap one only uses low-quality soft iron. In addition, the type of metal used by cheap knives is very easy to rust, unlike high-quality knives that can last for generations. In addition, if you understand culinary, you will understand why many professional and amateur chefs are more focused on their knives. That's because when the knife is made of cheap materials, the molecules and particles of iron will be easily eroded during the sharpening process. This is very dangerous because it can damage the taste of food due to iron particles adhering to the food. On the other hand, with high-quality knives, this never happens, because the material used is hard steel which is very difficult to erode. Moreover, high-quality knives stay sharp for a long time, so they don't need to be sharpened often and can avoid scraping the metal particles used. This is in contrast to a cheap knife which blunts very easily and needs to be sharpened as often as possible to allow eroded iron particles to mix in the food ingredients. As a cook, it is a nightmare, because it will ruin the taste of your food and give a metallic taste to the dishes.

5 месяцев назад
Dranzer Gigs
Dranzer Gigs

They aren't masters when it comes to living a good work life balance and also for maintaining a marital relationship.

5 месяцев назад
BewareOfSasquatch +1
BewareOfSasquatch

They have amazing work ethics. I wish I had their work ethics. I’m not saying I’m a bad worker but just a good worker who doesn’t enjoy his job. I want to take pride like these men for their work.

5 месяцев назад
John Northrup
John Northrup

Pretty much everything that comes out Japan is known for superior quality and craftsmanship. Their culture demands a high level of honor and self-discipline from its’ people. Much higher than in the US.

9 месяцев назад
Christian J
Christian J

As a dedicated chef who wants the best knives I would gladly drop 500 pound sterling on a solid and reliable 8 inch chef knife made by hand by Mr Takamura if they truly are as legendary as this video makes them out to be.

8 месяцев назад
TK +2
TK

Ngl Im drunk and this brought a tier to my eye. This level of passion, appreciation and respect for you craft is something every person should strive for.

2 месяца назад
Mike Dooly
Mike Dooly

I would love to own a Chefs' knife. Just one and the chance to revere the skill of the Craftsmen! Sadly I will not live long enough!

5 месяцев назад
RAJEEV RANJAN +749
RAJEEV RANJAN

I am always intrigued by Japan's society and culture, especially how they have been able to preserve traditions and be simultaneously updated with the latest tech and excelling at it.

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indian cowpee drinker
indian cowpee drinker

Ok chicken Tikka masala

8 месяцев назад
Melo +6
Melo

@jrvegeeta No they don't. Japanese corporate work culture is infamous for being incredibly inefficient. With people falling asleep at desks and sitting around for hours doing nothing. Being seen to be working hard is often valued more than actually doing good work. It's massive problem.

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Diego Canazas
Diego Canazas

Until anime exists and shat everything

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peebeecore +2
peebeecore

@Nischay Miglani And honestly we don't even try to keep it alive... 🙃

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jrvegeeta +6
jrvegeeta

They work harder then nearly ever other country, that’s why. Granted, they aren’t perfect by any means (who is?), but even when they get beat at something, they pay respect to their opponent, tighten their chin straps and work even hard in order to win next time. They don’t give up, period.

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Valmik Kalathia +5
Valmik Kalathia

Huge respect for people like him who put their heart and soul into making such incredible things.

8 месяцев назад
Omnipotent Potato
Omnipotent Potato

This is what is special about Japan. Sure, there are lots of businesses all over the world that are decades and centuries old, family-run, and produce one type of product, but most of them are still using the same technology and equipment as when they started, but this, this is Japan. Accepting new technology and making use of it for your own benefit.

8 месяцев назад
Greglinski
Greglinski

When my son was about 11 years old he entered a Jaycee Relay Race. He’d never ran track before and didn’t know everybody wore shorts. He came in jeans, to everyone’s amusement. He ran the last leg for his team - and came away the fastest runner of the day, and made up considerable distance to win. This video made me think of that day. How I wish I had been able to see it, instead of only hear and read about it. I was a single mom and had to work. My son was an amazing athlete. ❤️

9 месяцев назад
Burhanuddin Sakarwala
Burhanuddin Sakarwala

I know a dude who owns one of these, I chopped vegetables with it once and it was so sharp that I was done with everything in a matter of minutes. It retained its edge all the way till the end.

4 месяца назад
SOFIA VELOSO +3167
SOFIA VELOSO

So a japanese knife not only requires expensive tools and materials, along with days of work, but they are also produced in a small amount by a family business, piece by piece, by a bunch of highly trained workers who went trought years of apprenticeship, with a traditional knowledge and tecnique. Now I understand why they are so expensive.

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SUPerNaTUralEntiTY
SUPerNaTUralEntiTY

@Anita Notonegoro The cut is so thin, it's almost transparent!

7 месяцев назад
Trancera
Trancera

Not all of them, but a fair amount, they still compete with factories that use the same techniques as artisans. At this point it's really a matter of who or what you want to support, factory knives, or forged knives. Even the factory knives are just as expensive, they're still made like artisans make them, only it's in a factory setting, and not a smithy.

8 месяцев назад
mgsdrp
mgsdrp

@Hillers62 It never left. I see it everywhere. Surely, you are not with open eyes and mind.

8 месяцев назад
I'm the captain now
I'm the captain now

@Sun Tzu 0:01 amount of people caring about comments

10 месяцев назад
Al Tortugas +1
Al Tortugas

Wustoff and Mercer blades are more than adequate, as they’ll take an edge that rivals a straight razor, and my sets have lasted over a decade. Besides, any chef worth his salt understands his guests are there for the food, not the knife.

10 месяцев назад
michael paulissen +1
michael paulissen

I have several of the coveted original vintage Ginsu Knifes from the early 80's!!! The one that cuts through a tennis shoe, aluminum can and still cuts a tomato! They came one each or a small set for very reasonable money back in the day! Everybody talked about the Ginsu! Late night infomercials sold millions of these bad boys!!!

3 месяца назад
Sheezy
Sheezy

Japanese are very good at marketing, something they learnt from the West I guess. Notice for something hand made there are lots of machines involved even with hammering. Right steel + right heat treatment + sharpening isn't exactly rocket science these days.

9 месяцев назад
iaKaN +1
iaKaN

I love how he did the sound effect for hammering the blade while talking about the texture

4 месяца назад
Michael Hutchins Knives
Michael Hutchins Knives

We wanted a universal knife in the kitchen that looks good and at the same time can be used without having to use huge sums of money. This knife is visually a real treat and actually can be used well in daily operation. The leather cover is nice when something is to be cooked in the garden - we consider it an addition. Highly recommend buying from Almazan Knives.

2 месяца назад
Abdullah Umar +3305
Abdullah Umar

This tomato being cut is the real example of "let the knife do the job"

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Karl Gustav
Karl Gustav

and it works better when the tomatoe is glued to the table ....

11 месяцев назад
Nathan D
Nathan D

It is easier if you add in " a little bit of olive oil " and then say " Beautiful " repeatedly....

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Simply_Sara
Simply_Sara

@waterbe3 or in this case, "rust"

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Kenny Homer +1
Kenny Homer

@Satou可愛い if he's been sharpening his knives like that for 35 years that's pretty bad.... You'd think he'd learn by now. He probably just opens a new knife everytime he destroys (not sharpen) his edge with that honing steel

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Kenny Homer +1
Kenny Homer

@Satou可愛い search on YouTube "Gordon Ramsay on sharpening knives" He made a fool of himself 🤣

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Gerald Murillo Knives
Gerald Murillo Knives

We wanted a universal knife in the kitchen that looks good and at the same time can be used without having to use huge sums of money. This knife is visually a real treat and actually can be used well in daily operation. The leather cover is nice when something is to be cooked in the garden - we consider it an addition. Highly recommend buying from Almazan Knives.

2 месяца назад
Crafts and More +2
Crafts and More

There was a time when we trusted only Made in Japan products like during 80s and 90s. Cameras, torch lights, VCRs, cars. Who else remembers Fuji, Konica, Kodak :)

7 месяцев назад
Aarav Singh +2
Aarav Singh

Just being Japanese can take u hundreds of years to master

10 месяцев назад
Nicholas ethan Simarmata +1
Nicholas ethan Simarmata

1:57 i have respect to the guy that bought that

8 месяцев назад
RACMAN SAMAD +2692
RACMAN SAMAD

When u actually hear the term "made in Japan" its actually means "mastered for several years"🤣

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James Hailer
James Hailer

@Suraj Prakash Can print it in a Shirt?

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DamageMaximo
DamageMaximo

It actually means "Perfection"

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RACMAN SAMAD +2
RACMAN SAMAD

@pk productions it means fake haha lol

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pk productions
pk productions

Then what does made in china mean?

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Jerry Gu +1
Jerry Gu

I got a pair of Japanese "used panties", I mastered it for several years.

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Atiqah Diyana
Atiqah Diyana

This is the kind of expense that I wouldn’t mind shelling out the money for if I was a chef myself. The money reflects the quality of the product as opposed to so many others nowadays that sell the status symbol that comes with their name band regardless of the quality of what they’re selling you.

8 месяцев назад
Toruchi +1
Toruchi

My neighbor asked her boyfriend from Japan for some knifes and literally the boy got her 10 different knifes all very sharp 😭 I'm so damn jealous since she got it for free

5 месяцев назад
Kevin Duliesco
Kevin Duliesco

As an Asian,I know the Japanese make good quality products over quantity,but some products need to keep up with the quantity,it's not a problem either as it's very durable,my family even have japanese made products for a decade now,it doesn't even almost have changed since then And I'm planning to buy something like this,and come back to Japan just to sharpen it,to not break the edge

6 месяцев назад
Dóczi Rebeka +1
Dóczi Rebeka

At this point I'm convinced that the only thing separating these from the actual katanas is their size.

8 месяцев назад
Jin zhu +608
Jin zhu

When I first graduated from culinary school, my girlfriend bought me a takamura Chef's knife which costs around 600 dollars. Still to this day, it is the most important gift that I have ever received. Now she is my wife 😁

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John Davis
John Davis

@HowAboutAHug you are the one that is looking for hugs. Sounds like you need to get a life. I certainly hope people keep their children away from you.

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HowAboutAHug +4
HowAboutAHug

@John Davis Get a life.

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John Davis
John Davis

@Z O I had rather have the money in the bank than the knife. Plenty of good chef knives for under $100.00. The old say a fool and their money will soon part seems to be the case here.

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Z O +2
Z O

She was smart investing in the tools of cooking for her future family, genius

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John Davis
John Davis

@Mahmoud Lachmi may God help us all sir. Many people nowadays believe there is no God.

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内気
内気

Not only is it sharp, it's hella gorgeous; that Damascus design is top notch👌❤️

2 месяца назад
Doctor X +1
Doctor X

*Met one knife maker in Japan, he was 13th generation still making famous knifes. Waiting period of their products are 3 yrs.*

2 месяца назад
Jrsydvl
Jrsydvl

I must be missing something. It's stamped tool steel that's been roughed up and ground to a fine edge. Are they so expensive because they make customers wait so long?

2 месяца назад
Sae Tre
Sae Tre

that's actually interesting. From the best swords and katanas then - to making best knives in our time

2 месяца назад
Hugh Jazz +3849
Hugh Jazz

I could never buy a knife like this and dishonour it with my cooking skills!

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Chase Him
Chase Him

Ahhhh..lol

9 месяцев назад
Maya
Maya

@Anton Chefs most likely.

9 месяцев назад
Javier RAMI🍓
Javier RAMI🍓

@Rysea true lol

9 месяцев назад
Javier RAMI🍓
Javier RAMI🍓

@Crispy Bacon lol

9 месяцев назад
Javier RAMI🍓
Javier RAMI🍓

@HigherPlanes 🤣🤣🤣

9 месяцев назад
Tlaloc
Tlaloc

When it comes to quality Japanese people are unique!!!🇯🇵

3 месяца назад
my penis has feelings
my penis has feelings

As a hotel cook for 30 somethin years ive been cut so many times that i know exactly what knife to avoid and a well maintained sushi/japanese knife is one of 'em. The only way i can describe the feeling is It burns while it cuts.

7 месяцев назад
Vaibhav Arora
Vaibhav Arora

i learn more about life by watching Japanese knife makers, sushi chefs, brick-layers, chopstick makers and all than any philosophy books/videos

8 месяцев назад
santiago conde morales
santiago conde morales

out of all videos i watched in this channel he is the one that im convinces is the best of his skill, he speaks like a real master, most of guys in this videos are really good at what they do, like real good, but this is in another level, he is a true master if his craft. (i assume this just by the way he talks)

Месяц назад
Cosmic Lyrics +4422
Cosmic Lyrics

Japanese people really just pour their heart and soul into anything they make, and make it a form of art. Would definitely love to visit japan some day and experience a bit if its tradition.

11 месяцев назад
Danial Yousaf
Danial Yousaf

@Gamer - 007 finally a man of culture (as long as you don't read the shota × milf ones cuz they are a damn waste of good milf designs)

Месяц назад
Posh Rocketeer
Posh Rocketeer

Except for animation

2 месяца назад
Mirie Shii +2
Mirie Shii

@Traveler and the Japanese did.

2 месяца назад
Traveler +1
Traveler

@Mirie Shii As I said before, victors rewrite history

2 месяца назад
Mirie Shii +2
Mirie Shii

@Traveler that's not the issue. The issue is how Japan did not tell their people how nasty they were back in WWII. They were the Nazis of Asia but unlike Germany, who fully told their people of Hitler's crimes, Japan did not.

2 месяца назад
Gil A
Gil A

37 years? He looks younger than the time he apparently spent making knives.

4 месяца назад
maryum mawji
maryum mawji

I love to cook and do cook a lot.Would dearly love to have one of their chef’s knives.

2 месяца назад
Bakalakalajihad
Bakalakalajihad

I disagree with so much of that. I like knives and know a little about what it takes for a good knife. For one it cuts, I can slice a tomato that thin with a piece of air duct sheet metal cut with sheet metal cutters without sharpening....so there goes that. Japanese steel knives tend to be hard/easy to chip. I bought one as a gift (did not cheap out) and it did chip. I have a knife in my kitchen drawer I had for 25 years, never sharpened and still I reach for that costs $20 or less. 3" serrated Victorinox Swiss knife. Also all do respect but a true artist can create art with less.

9 месяцев назад
Skatejock21
Skatejock21

I have a japanese knife and I love it. It didn't cost $900 but it wasn't cheap. It was hand made.

5 месяцев назад
Omar +2611
Omar

Everything in japan requires years of practice and lots of skill for some reason. Literally everything in japan is on another level lol

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dalitis dalitis
dalitis dalitis

And everything that the Japanese make is meant to last.

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penguinshug151007
penguinshug151007

@evan Such a poor use of words. Japanese economy had an economic bubble burst in 1991, but has never "crashed", as you put it. The difference is like death and injury. You should be more careful with word choices.

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evan
evan

@penguinshug151007 I know about that, my comment was in response to your first comment. The Japanese economy crashed in 1991.

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penguinshug151007
penguinshug151007

@evan I ain't joking. Have you ever even done any research about Japan's war reparations? Come back here after you have.

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evan
evan

@penguinshug151007 Are you joking? 1991.

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Phelan
Phelan

Not all Japanese chefs knives are that expensive. In my experience, they are the best. Take it from an old chef like me.

Месяц назад
D Patek +1
D Patek

The Japanese just take everything to a whole new level.

20 дней назад
egg boy
egg boy

These knives are worth it. They are arguably sharper than a scalpel, and will rarely ever need sharpening, if you ever even need to do it at all. The steel is smooth, the texture is great, and I even bought a separate knife to test the durability. I could not even break it by bashing it with a sledgehammer. It is nearly indestructible, and that is not an exaggeration. It only suffered a few scratches, but was more than usable. Best craftsmanship I have ever seen.

5 месяцев назад
Adrian aja
Adrian aja

the kind of people who produce things that actually work well

9 месяцев назад
evanchapmanfanman +597
evanchapmanfanman

I’ve always loved Japanese products as the manufacturers put their all towards making a superior product, the precision always amazes me.

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Hotsause911
Hotsause911

@*Steel Beam* i’m not sure what you mean by that

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Hotsause911 +1
Hotsause911

@Eye Patch Guy A country is a population of people not a Single person it does not have a reputation that is connected to the people, although this be different with different aspects of that country like the government economic prosperity or accessibility of education

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Tan Mngl +1
Tan Mngl

Yapp yapp that's why i love japanese product too cuz it's really really OG and quite unique even my family appliances is made in japan our fridge,airconditioner,nonstickpan, the foam in the bed and etc...

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*Steel Beam*
*Steel Beam*

That's why Sony moved to California.

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Hotsause911
Hotsause911

Even if it’s superior whether it’s worth the price or not can be debated

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Doc12 +1
Doc12

Big salutations to Japanese people and their professional way to do any job

7 месяцев назад
Introvert
Introvert

0:00 I am amazed by chef's hand stebility than the knife.

7 месяцев назад
TellyVee
TellyVee

Does anyone know the name of this business? I’m interested, since it would make a nice gift for my mom. My mom uses a slimmer cleaver knife—has been using it for years. Over the decades, she used a manual knife sharpener, and it’s worn down the middle part of the blade so much. It gets the job done, but the blade is supposed to be straight, not *concave*. 😅

8 месяцев назад
Freehead
Freehead

I bought a Takamura as a Gift for my Brother and his Wife. The Quality of the Knife is astonishing!

3 месяца назад

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