I love chopping vegetables. I’m one of those people who think it’s extremely soothing (especially if I have a glass of wine on the side!). I love taking a bowl of whole, rough veggies and turning them into piles of organized color. Kamikoto reached out about partnering with them to feature their knives and accessories on KERF, so I
walked ran skipped to the market to procure vegetables on which to test out the blades.
Kamikoto knives are made from steel sourced from select steel mills on Honshu ?? island, which has been known for the steelmaking craft for over 800 years. They are the fanciest knives I have ever touched.
You’ll first notice their weight, and to me, that is the biggest difference between these and other knives I’ve used. Ever tried to cut open a squash or potato with a super light, dull knife? It’s impossible. The weight of these knives made using them feel so good.
They are also incredibly sharp. Each knife is made by hand. The steel is heated to 1050°C for three hours and annealed at 200°C for two hours, creating the strongest blade that keeps its edge from dulling. You can see some photos of this process here. When needed, they re-sharpen perfectly on a whetstone – and Kamikoto makes one ideal for their knives.
Kamikoto sent me the Kanpeki Knife Set, which includes a 7-inch Nakiri vegetable knife, an 8.5-inch slicing knife, and a 5-inch utility knife. I used the utility knife on my jalapeno and popped those little seeds right out!
I used the vegetable knife for chopping up a bunch of parsley – that was fun! The handles on these knives are very well shaped for gripping.
The final product that came to my house was their floating knife block. Think of it as a cross between a classic knife block and a magnetic strip you might screw into the wall. The perfect option if you love a strip but either can’t or shouldn’t put holes in your walls. The knives look beautiful on display!
With all my vegetables chopped, I decided to roast them in a pan for dinner. Tossed in olive oil and sea salt, I roasted them for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
I also made millet, heated up leftover BBQ chicken breast, toasted sliced almonds, and sliced some sharp white cheddar cheese and put them all together into a healthy mixed dinner.
I have an incredible giveaway for one of you! Kamikoto will send one lucky reader the same knife set they sent me. This would take any kitchen to the next level! They come in a beautiful gift box as well.
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