Blades and men have been strongly bound together throughout evolution. Other species had no need for sharp utensils since they were born with them. People, on the other hand, had to tame their environment by using blades nature offered – rocks, trunks, horns, ebony, and later, upon discovery of iron, they managed to create one of the most important weapons. Iron provided hardness and endurance for cutting and chopping. With the addition of carbon and chrome, materials of better quality were developed and made possible durability, flexibility, sharpness and rust resistance.
The use of blade made men's life easier and helped us survive. The blade stands for progress – without it we could not shape objects or machines, and carve vegetables or fruit into particular shapes.
Today we cannot imagine any work done in the kitchen – be it home or professional – without proper tools. Cooking no longer stands for hard labour when preparing food for the family, but is a fun and social activity. Those who are truly in love with cooking (and those who wish to be) insist on the best tool.
So why give a kitchen knife as a present?
Because you wish your loved ones to have less stress and more fun in the kitchen. You want them to enjoy better tastes and finer shapes of ingredients. But also because our knives are high-quality, handmade products and are a part of Japanese tradition.
To choose the most suitable knife for your loved ones, take some the time to read our website. These articles will help you choose the right knife for them:
- Quiz: What type of knife is for me?
- The ultimate guide: How to choose a kitchen knife
- Types of Japanese kitchen knives
👉 10 Gift Ideas for Home Cooks and Pro Chefs - Take a look at our selection of knives we find the most suitable as gifts.
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Procedure for knife giveaway
Let us conclude by dispersing the superstition about knives, found in many cultures around the world. Superstition says a pointy blade is not suitable as a gift as it used to represent a war declaration between kings.
However, if the kings traded with blades, then it symbolised an alliance between the two kingdoms. Therefore all one needs to do is simply attach a coin (any coin will do) along with the knife. The person receiving the present must return the coin as a sign of trade and therefore satiate the superstition. Bad spells disappear and the recipient is left with a high quality knife that will last for a lifetime!