Renowned for their lightweight but sharp Blades - We offer Japanese Knives for everyone from professional chefs to brand new home cooks. With the best brands from Japan such as
As the name suggests, no chef would be without their trusty Chef’s Knife, also sometimes referred to as a Cook’s Knife. This large bladed knife is truly multi-purpose tool and can be used for a wide range of tasks from preparing meat and vegetables, jointing larger cuts of meat right through to finely mincing herbs and garlic. This workhorse knife is a real kitchen all-star.
Blade sizes of Chef’s Knifes can vary greatly – ours range between 15cm and 25cm. Generally following 2 primary styles; European or Japanese blade profiles, finding the right type for your style of cooking is vitally important.
A European blade, such as the
A paring knife is a handy little blade that you will find yourself reaching for time and again. It will be your invaluable kitchen companion for all manner of trimming, peeling and slicing for fruit and vegetables, as well as for more delicate tasks such as deveining prawns or carving intricate fruit or vegetable plate decorations.
With their smaller handles and short, sharp blades they give you the ultimate in control for fine and delicate work with brands such as
The classic Japanese general-purpose knife, perfect for slicing, chopping and dicing with its distinctive and unique blade profile can handle an exceptional range of uses, far more than the 3 uses indicated by the original translation of “three virtues” from its Japanese name.
Rather than ‘rocking’ the blade as you would with a European Chef’s Knife, a Santoku works best with a vertical motion, thanks to its unique ‘sheep’s foot’ shaped blade, the cutting edge is straighter and flatter than found on its European counterpart.
Whether using for cutting, slicing, mincing or dicing a Santoku knife is an outstanding kitchen tool to have at your disposal.
The unique pattern on the blades of Japanese blades is created by the multiple layers of high-quality steel which is repeatedly folded and beaten to create not only beautiful looking blades, but also the best possible performance for both strength and sharpness. Perfectly balanced handles work in harmony with the wide blades to make using these stunning knives truly a joy.
Although similar in looks, with their long thin blades, there are some subtle difference between Filleting and Boning knives that ensure they are perfectly designed for their specific purposes. A Filleting Knife has a long, flexible blade that is designed to separate meat from skin, whilst a Boning Knife has a thicker, less flexible blade which is designed for detaching meat from bones.
The additional flexibility in the filleting knife makes it ideal for filleting fish, dealing easily with the delicate skin and flesh, as well as the smaller bones. The thicker, more rigid blade of the Boning Knife gives the additional strength needed for dealing with tougher meats and working around larger bones without damaging the blade.
Whether you are looking for the perfect knife for carving your bone-in roasts or poultry or a specialist slicing knife for precision slicing of boned roasts or cooked meats the long, curved blades of these speciality knives will help you serve up in style for many, many years. The long blades help you achieve smooth slicing strokes to avoid creating ragged cut edges – just perfectly fine slices time after time.
For your safety when slicing, we recommend the use of a carving fork to hold the meat steady, this ensures that you always remain in control. A carving set also makes a wonderful gift for any keen home cook, whether for weddings, Birthdays or any other special occasions.
For slicing rustic, homemade or any artisan breads, bagels or baguettes you will always be glad to have a good quality bread knife to hand. The serrated blade will carve through even tough crusts and the sharper the cutting blade, the less damage to the loaf as you slice it. Giving you perfect slices and creating fewer crumbs.
A serrated blade works best on foods that have a hard or tough exterior and a softer, more delicate interior which is why they work so well with crusty breads – but work equally well on citrus fruits.
For some tasks in the kitchen you need something that little bit different, whether it’s a large Chinese cleaver for crushing spices and dicing meats for that authentic Oriental recipe, or a carefully crafted Oyster knife sometimes only the real deal will do.
We have carefully hand-selected some of the very best specialty knives and tools – each designed to perform their designated tasks to perfection and looking fabulous whilst doing so. If you are a budding Sushi chef looking for the authentic Japanese style blades or a barbecue master looking to debone and spatchcock your own poultry, you can be sure that we will have exactly the tools you need.
Knife Sharpeners & Steels
Help keep your knifes in tip-top shape with our wide of knife sharpeners. Both electric and manual sharpeners are available, in a variety of different materials to help you achieve and maintain sharp cutting edges.
Chopping Boards & Worktop Savers
Helping you prep and chop in style, our range of chopping boards and worktop savers are here to help. Featuring a wide range, from classical wooden boards by
YaxellDivertimenti is proudly the exclusive stockist of Yaxell in the UK.
Yaxell knives are made in Seki, Japan; a city famous for centuries for the manufacture of Samurai swords and fine Japanese cutlery.
Our collection consists of 4 fantastic ranges; Zen, Ran, Gou, Super Gou & Ypsilon. Each of these ranges is created with a unique number of layers of Japanese Damascus steel to ensure extreme sharpness, edge retention as well as giving the blade its striking good looks. The handles of all Yaxell knives are made of Micarta, a very strong and hygienic material that results in a handle that is every bit as hygienic as a stainless steel one but much more comfortable to hold during use.
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In 1984, Kyocera was one of the first companies in the world to begin manufacturing and selling kitchen knives with blades made from fine ceramics. Since then, Kyocera has been continually enhancing the material technology and design of its ceramic kitchen tools
Few companies have more tradition and experience to draw on than Wusthof. They've been making professional cooks knives in Solingen, Germany since 1814. Knowledge and skill has been passed down through generations of craftsmen as well as ten generations of the Wusthof family. Wusthof set the benchmark for professional cook's knives in Europe. Their attention to detail shows through in the handling, cutting performance and workmanship of each knife. A Wusthof knife is an investment in quality for life.
Global Knives were first designed in 1985 by Komin Yamada; his mission was to create a revolutionary range of knives using top quality materials and innovative manufacturing techniques. Their range of knives are suitable for both professionals and amateurs helping make cooking an enjoyable experience.