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Category Archives: Kitchen Knives & Sets

The Best Nakiri Knife You Can Buy (2017 Update)

The Nakiri knife is a specialist tool in the kitchen and is mostly used for cutting vegetables, especially when precision and finesse are required. A good Nakiri knife will have a hollow ground carbon steel blade and will be designed to include a fine, flat

Best Way to Clean a Chef’s Knife

Whether you’re a professional chef or handy in the kitchen at home, your chef’s knife is going to see regular action. As the workhorse of the kitchen it is very important that you keep your knife clean. This of course is vital for hygiene reasons,

Best Fillet Knife Buyer’s Guide (Updated for 2017)

Whether you’re fisherman requiring a fish fillet knife to properly prepare the day’s catch, or you’ve bought some fresh fish from the market and you need the right tool to make sure the meat is cleaned and cut properly, we have dove right in to

The World’s Sharpest Knife?

Here at Sharpen-up we fully endorse sharp tools. In the quest for ultimate sharpness, we like to keep an eye out on the Internet to see just how crazy sharp some are able to hone their knives. Take this little video that we came across

A close look at the Yoshihiro range of Japanese Kitchen Knives

Yoshihiro cutlery quite rightly boast that they manufacturer the ultimate Japanese kitchen knives. The company has a fantastic reputation and is very much in a league of their own when it comes to the high quality handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives that they produce. In fact

Top 5 Best Meat Cleavers For The Money in 2017

All good kitchens should have a decent meat cleaver in the rack. After all, they are definitely the best knife for cutting meat, (hacking into a whole chicken with your chefs knife is one quick way of ruining your tools). And while it is quite possible

japanese vs western style knives

Western vs Japanese Style Knives

Western Style Knives The fundamental difference between Western style knives and their Japanese counterparts, is the fact that the Western knife is sharpened on both sides of the blade. They therefore have what is called a symmetrical bevel. This obviously has an impact on the

The Cuisinart Advantage 12-Piece Knife Set Reviewed

Now there’s no denying that the Cuisinart Advantage 12-Piece Knife Set is a little different. Just look at those colours! If contemporary technicolor styling is your thing, then you are in the right place. Not only are these knives nice to look at, they are pretty