About Western Style Kitchen
(Yo-Bocho. Such as Petty, Santoku,
Generally, Japanese kitchen knives are
designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker
and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less
rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side
blade. However, both right hander and left hander can use
the knives which have double bevel edge
sharpened 50/50 (suitable edge shape for
both right and left hander's use)
Japanese Kitchen knife makers produce double bevel edge
sharpened 70/30 for Western Style Kitchen knives. (One
side edge is sharpened more) We heard the idea of this blade
edge shape came from Japanese Traditional style knifefs
single bevel edge with Shinogi blade construction. This is one
of the characteristics and reasons why Japanese kitchen knives
have an excellent cutting
Double bevel edge
70/30 is designed for right hand use. But it is possible
to adjust to make the edge shape to 50/50 or 30/70
for left hand use by re-sharpening with whetstone.
For those who donft have experience to
re-sharpen knives by whetstone and would like to use our
kitchen knife craftsmanfs professional sharpening service, we
are ready to do it here for you for the following brands
knives that have Double Bevel Edge
(Most of Honesuki (Boning Knife) and some
of Sujihiki and Western Deba are designed for only right
1. Masamoto Western Style Kitchen Knives (VG Series, ST Series, HC Series, ST Series).
Craftsmen make proper edge shape 30/70 for left handers
with some additional charge.
2. Misono Western Style Kitchen Knives (Molybdenum Steel Series,
Series, 440 Series, UX10 Series, Molybdenum Steel with Dimples
Series, UX10 with Dimples Series)
Craftsmen make left handed version of blades (Proper blade
grind angle, edge shape), blade logo also comes with opposite
side of blade.
Misono left handed version
up from regular price for Paring, Petty, Santoku, Gyuto,
up from regular price for Honesuki (Boning Knife,
Hankotsu), Western Deba,
Garasuki, Blades with Dimples, Serrated Blade
3.Hiromoto Western Style Kitchen Knives (Gingami No.3 Series, Aogami Super Series,
Current Hiromoto Aogami Super, Gingami No.3 and Tenmi Jyuraku Damascus Series products have double bevel edge 60/40 shape.
If you (left hander) would like left handed version, Hiromoto's Craftsmen reset
and make proper blade grind angle and edge shape for left handers. Additional
cost $18 required.
4. Glestain Western Style kitchen knives
Glestain makes left handed version as special order. (Blade
logo and dimples are put on opposide side of blade. Edge
shape,blade grind angle is adjusted for left hander). Glestain
left handed version at 30% up price.
Kanefusa Western Style kitchen knives
Fujiwara's craftsmen make proper edge shape for left
handers at 10% up price.
Many of Chinese Cleavers have double bevel edge 50/50. Both right and
left hander can use them. Among our Chinese Cleaver selections, below items
have double bevel edge 70/30 for right hand use. If you
would like professional craftsman's sharpening
service, we can prepare double bevel edge
30/70 or 50/50 of above Chinese Cleavers for left hand
SSC-01 Chinese Cleaver
KG-20, KG-25, KG-30 Chinese Cleaver
Many of Japanese knife makers make 50/50 double bevel edge version. Both Right and Left Handers can use these items. Among our selections, below products have double bevel edge 50/50.
(Most of Honesuki (Boning Knife) and some of Sujihiki,
Western Deba are designed for only right hand
Hattori Forums FH
Hattori KD Series
Mr. Itou R-2 Custom
Kagayaki VG-10 Series
Kagayaki Aogami Super Series
JCK Gekko Damascus
Mr. Tanaka R-2 Custom
Damascus Kitchen Knives
Hiromoto Aogami Super Series & Tenmi Jyuraku Damascus Series
Damascus Premium Series & SHIKI Tsuchime Damascus Series
& SHIKI Custom Limited
Kanetsugu Pro M
Series and Pro S Series
We list additional information about left handed
version on each Series page. But if you will
have any questions about left handed version, please feel free
to contact us.