If you have never heard of the brand Tsubazo, you would not be alone, at least if you live in the West. But in Japan, this brand is a household name with most people. Tsubazo sells all kinds of kitchen knives and their range of goods can be found in food markets, kitchen shops, and general stores all over Japan. They make their blades in Seki City, home of blade and knife makers for over 700 years.
We decided to carry a few of their knives to provide new cooks, students of the culinary arts, and home chefs with an inexpensive and easy entry point into the world of Japanese kitchen knives. These budget blades would also be a perfect choice for practicing sharpening.
The knives are stamped stainless steel and are very basic in terms of design and execution. These may be starter knives but given a good edge they will perform quite admirably. The profile lends itself to users of all kinds whether push cutters, choppers, or rockers. These do not come very sharp out of the box so they will need a trip to the stones. If you are not comfortable with this we suggest using our finish sharpening service.
Either way, as a knife for new users or as a sharpening practice blade, there is little than can compete with the Tsubazo Stainless Wa Gyuto
at this bargain basement price.
Location: Seki City, Japan
Steel: Stainless Steel
Edge Length: 180mm
Handle: Ho Wood Oval
Ferrule: Black Plastic