[2024] Horse mackerel knife

I am Okudaira, the owner of "Japanese Kitchen Knife TOKU''.We want to sell knives made in our hometown of Sakai, Osaka, so we purchase and sell knives made in Sakai from a knife manufacturer in Sakai.We don't just sell knives, we visit a number of blacksmiths and bladesmiths in Sakai to help our customers understand knives, experience the actual work, and hear from the craftsmen. I'm here. In addition to Sakai, we also visit Seki in Gifu, Tsubame-Sanjo in Niigata, Tanegashima in Kagoshima and Katsushika in Tokyo, in an effort to deepen our understanding of the characteristics and commitment of each.



 Ajikiri knife

There is a knife called Ajikiri. The shape is similar to a Deba knife, but the blade length is shorter than a typical Deba knife, at 90 mm or 120 mm . The thickness of the blade is thinner than that of a Deba knife.
The Ajikiri knife is designed to be suitable for handling small fish such as horse mackerel.
When you actually cut a small horse mackerel, you will find that the bones of the small horse mackerel are neatly shaved off. A large Deba knife will likely pierce the bones of the small horse mackerel and is not suitable for detailed work, so I think it is best to use a knife that is appropriately sized for small fish.
Speaking of knives with a blade length of about 120mm , a petty knife has a blade length of about the same length. So, I tried peeling an apple with a Ajikiri knife.
I've never peeled an apple with a single-edged knife, so I was a little confused at first, but it slips easily between the apple skin and the fruit. I was able to easily peel the skin from top to bottom.
If you use a paring knife, there is a possibility that the blade will spill when it hits an apple seed, but since the Ajikiri knife is made like a Deba knife, it will cut through something a little hard without any problems.
It seems like it can serve as both a peeling knife and a small Santoku knife.
With a blade length of about 120mm , it is easy to carry, so I think you can take it with you for camping, barbecues, etc. When you go camping or barbecuing, you might feel a little hesitant to bring a Santoku knife with a blade length of 180mm .
For those who go fishing, it may also be easy to use to process the fish you catch on the spot.
Now, what happens when you cut a regular-sized horse mackerel with a Ajikiri knife?
I actually tried it.
The knife itself is small, so it's easy to handle, and its sharpness is just as good, so you can handle regular-sized horse mackerel without any problems. I found it easier to cut the back opening of the horse mackerel with a Ajikiri knife rather than a regular deba knife.
Why not try using such a Ajikiri knife?
Sakaitoku Knife also sells Aji-kiri knives, so be sure to check out our sales site.
Ajikiri knife



Let's go to a knife store!

If you don't understand it until you see it, go to a knife store and try holding a knife. However, most stores do not allow you to try cutting the knife, so you cannot check the sharpness before purchasing.
If you don't have a store that sells knives near you, it's best to purchase from a knife specialty store's mail order site.

"Japanese Kitchen Knife TOKU" has a video showing the actual cutting process, so please use it as a reference.

Knife Sakai Toku - YouTube

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published