To me, what’s more important when cooking are not just the ingredients nor the pots but the knives I use to carefully and craftily carve, chop, slice, dice, mince and cut my fresh ingredients. I’ve been wanting to have one of these traditional Japanese vegetable knife to partner with my ceramic santoku but I couldn’t find one at the local stores except online. I wanted to hold and feel the knife before purchasing it because it’s critical for me to hold and feel the grip and weight of the knife before I actually use it in my kitchen.
One can read more about the history of this oldest kitchen knife from Japan from lots of resources online. I have compiled a couple of sites I have visited myself and I am truly awed by the beauty of this hand-crafted tool. Precision is the key…. I love my Santoku and my new Nakiri-Bocho knives 🙂
Someday, I want to have my own authentic hand-crafted Japanese forged knives straight from Japan.
Purchase Nakiri-Bocho here
Nakiri-bocho on Wikipedia