Eel, or unagi, is a popular sea food item in Japan. Eel skin is extremely tough so eel knives are pointed at the tip to pierce the skin while they are thick at the spine to give the knives the rigidity needed to produce eel fillets. These knives are single bevel so users should be familiar with the techniques for use and maintenance specific to single bevel knives. For most western users eel knives are a fun opportunity to find novel and interesting uses for this very unique style of knife.
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