If you are serious about cooking, you should already own a high-quality chef’s knife. In case you don’t, here’s a choice to seriously consider: the Hinoki S1 Gyuto.

Crafted by 3rd generation Japanese Master Bladesmiths in Osaka, each of these precision cutting instruments takes a total of 131 individual production steps to be completed. The razor-sharp Black Carbon-finished blades use White Steel #1 — the closest material to tamahagane, the steel originally used to craft Japanese swords. With beautiful, rounded off edges on the heel for in-hand comfort, and hand-carved hardwoods handles, these knives will last a lifetime of use. Available in charred American Walnut, solid American Walnut, and European Oak.

Buy From Hinoki $403