Seki City, Japan is known worldwide for fine cutlery. Each October, blade-obsessed chefs go gaga for its “Seki Outdoors Knife Show” when hot new releases hit the marketplace. Chef Matt, our resident knife collector, already has his eyes focused intently on a new Mr. Itou, to be released at this steel mecca’s spring show in April. Hence, an opportune time for another installment of Chef Toys: Knife Edition.
The latest addition to Matt's forged family: Signed 210 mm Shikegi Deba-style fish knife (for breaking down big swimmers, hacking bones) made of Ao-Ko (Blue Steel #3) forged with iron. This one is from Kyoto, Japan.
These waves are actually Damascus, or folded steel.
Hardly a fair comparison, but isn't it fun to give Chef Pete a hard time about his $2 farmers market purchase? Regretfully, we don't have any specs on this used serrated number. Suffice to say it's the object of affection!