FAQ

QWhich brand can I purchase at the store?

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GLOBAL series including export-limited items (there are exceptions,) GLOBAL-IST series, and Bunmei series. Please check our SHOP ITEMS or contact us for more information.

QDo you have parking lot?

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There is a multilevel parking lot at the building where our shop is located. Please note that we do not give parking ticket.

QWhere can I find your knife other than YOSHIKIN SHOP ROPPONGI?

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Our brand is available at major department store, TOKYU HANDS, LOFT, 212 Kitchen Store and other select shop. Please contact to the store you are planning to visit for information about items and stocks.

QWhen is your business hour?

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Monday to Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sundays and National holidays are closed. We also have summer and winter holiday closure. Please check our calendar for latest updates.

QWhat is the difference between Cook’s, SANTOKU, and Oriental knife?

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Cook’s knife is major knife in western countries as a general knife, which has long and slime blade that allows you to do slicing and “back-slicing” compare to SANTOKU and Oriental knife. On the other hand, SANTOKU and Oriental knife are typical general knife, born in Japan. They have features of both cook’s and vegetable knife that makes you do “push-slice” comfortably.

QWhat is “single-bevel” blade?

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It is a type of blade that has sharpened only on one side. Most of the Japanese fish knife (IST-05 DEBA knife) and sashimi knife (IST-06 Yanagi knife) are single-bevel, while general utility knife such as cook’s knife (G-2 Cook’s) and santoku knife (G-46 SANTOKU) are double-bevel.

QWhat is “scalloped” blade?

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It is a type of blade that has wavy edge. Most of the bread knife (G-9 Bread, GS-61 Bagel/Sandwich, IST-04 Bread knife) has scalloped blade.

QHow do I choose the size and blade length?

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One of the way to choose a knife, is to choose based on the size of the food you mostly cook. If you cook large vegetables such as cabbage from whole or 1/2 size, blade length more than 18cm is recommended.
Also, the cooking space at your kitchen and cutting board size do matter. Please check the body length of the knife as well as the blade length.

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