Kikusumi knives and its founder Del Cook in the recent issue of Precious.jp magazine [December 2019]

Kikusumi knives and its founder Del Cook have appeared in the recent  issue of Precious.jp magazine [December 2019] here in Japan.  The feature article is about Ms. Uera, a succesful businesswoman whose residence provides the backdrop for the interview.  For the interview, a lunch of roasted Nagano jidori (free range chicken) was prepared using Kikusumi […]

KIKUSUMI Ceramic Knife Cutting Guide

CERAMIC KNIFE CUTTING GUIDE [NOTE:  The following article is also available under SUPPORT on the top menu] It is important to note the differences between steel and ceramic knives.  They are different materials and are made in different ways and yet both can be used to cut effectively.  For this reason our team at Kikusumi […]

15 Recipes Inspired by Cooking Across Japan

15 RECIPES: Inspired by Cooking Across Japan 15 Recipes Inspired by Cooking Across Japan is an introduction to the forthcoming series of books by Del Cook. The book offers multiple recipes covering several cooking methods that gives a glimpse into an approach to cooking that elevates both flavors and textures while at the same time reduces fat and calories.  Cooking […]

How Kikusumi Designed the Best Kitchen Knife Set

When we set about creating the best kitchen knife set our team at Kikusumi talked to both casual and professional users in Japan and the USA to get a sense of what mattered most.  We also conducted a study of knife sets being sold both today and in the past across the globe.  Our research suggested that 3 sizes of knives was ideal for an essential starter […]

How Kikusumi Designed the Best Bread Knife

When we set about researching the best bread knife design the team at Kikusumi surveyed both casual and professional users to get a sense of what details mattered most. We also studied many of the bread knives being sold today and in the past, all across the globe.  Important details to consider included the shape, length and and […]

The Complete Process of How to Make a Ceramic Knife

The process of making a Kikusumi ceramic knife involves 9 key stages before the finished knife emerges complete.  Along the way there are multiple quality inspections made to ensure each knife meets the high standards we expect. Dry Pressing Cold Isostatic Pressing High Temperature Sintering Low Temperature Sintering for Kikusumi Logo Handle Injection Blade Grinding Blade Sharpening Blade […]

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