Founded in 1928, Sugimoto Hamono has developed its craftsmanship by listening to professional chefs working in the front line of Japanese cuisines.
Lately, their creation has been expanded towards Western and Chinese knives with the tradition of Japanese bladesmith technique, that are now Sugimoto’s key products in the overseas market.
While there are numbers of commercialised knife brands in Japan, Sugimoto is endeavouring to re-establish the true value of “Made in Japan” knives.
Therefore, their production level is kept small and they only hand out knives which promise superlative experience for professional users.
Sugimoto’s Chinese cleavers have particular numbers on each product to indicate the size and thickness of blades. While all of them are in the same design, each cleaver is for different usage depending on what ingredients you are cutting.
The blade of this Sugimoto No 1 cleaver is thin type and good for preparing ingredients for entree dishes, such as chopping meat, fish, and vegetables.
(*)Do not use this knife for chopping bones and crashing garlic with the side blade. The blade will significantly be damaged and unrepairable in some cases.
Manufacturer: Sugimoto - Tokyo, Japan
Type: Chinese Cleaver (Kataba-single bevel)
Entire length: 32.5cm (blade:22cm x 9.5cm, thickness: )
Blade: Pure Carbon Steel (Sugimoto’s original High Grade Carbon Steel)
Handle: Keyaki Tree (Japanese Zelkova)
For everyday use you can apply step 1 and 2 only. However if you store the knife for a long period including step 3 is recommended.
As of 19th March 2018, Kaz's Knife and Kitchenware supports Cancer Council Australia (ACC), cancer related Non-Profit Organization.
Since Kaz lost one of his family members because of leukaemia in 2017, taking this step would be very meaningful for us. We conduct this charity campaign ongoing basis and send a donation to ACC every month.
By purchasing knives from us, you will automatically participate this charity campaign as we collect $2 from the sales of every knife product. Say if you purchase 2 knives, we donate $4 on behalf of you.
We post the outcome of this campaign every month so you can see how much together we could help someone's life with battling cancer.
19-31 March 2018 - $62 Receipt here
1-30 April 2018 - $192 Receipt here
1-31 May 2018 - $178 Receipt here
1-30 June 2018 - $204 Receipt here
1-31 July 2018 - $172 Receipt here
1-31 August 2018 - $196 Receipt here
Having been used for a while, even good knives can get chipped and rusty as seen on the above video, but don't worry!
Most of minor issues can be fixed by sharpening on a #1000 whetstone. We have tutorial videos for you to learn how to use whetstone. However, it might seem a bit hard work to get it done by yourself.
Kaz's knife is offering "Minor-issue warranty" which covers small chips and rust on the knives you purchased from us. You can always contact us when you feel your knife became dull, chipped, rusty, etc. We fix those minor issues and send the sharpened knife back to you, for free of charge! (you only bear the postage for sending us)
(*) Please be advised, we do not warrant major issues caused by misuses of customers such as dropped, cutting bones or frozen food, putting too much force into hard materials, etc.
We ship products from Melbourne with Australia Post. Delivery for stocked items takes 1-4 business days depending on your location. Please allow extra 2-3 business days for an international delivery.
Free shipping applies above $250 orders.
Improving the cut quality of the kitchen knife, we can promise that "your cooking will be more delicious", "your cooking time will be reduced", and "cooking will be more fun".
Since quality kitchen knives do not have distortion, sharpening will become easier. Just as important as the cut quality of a kitchen knife is that it is easy to sharpen.
If you use quality kitchen knives, you can extend the intervals between when you need to re-sharpen.
"Good knife will change your life"
The best shortcut to improving your cooking is to change to a good sharp kitchen knife.
If the knife cuts well, the ingredients will taste delicious. And a delicious dish puts a smile on the face of the people who eat it.
We want you to make life itself more fun by changing your kitchen knife. Let us guide you to choose the good knife to change your life.