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Ajigataya Chopping Board & Knife

Walnut chopping board and razor sharp, hand forged paring knife set.

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Mini chopping board and hand forged paring knife set from the 5th generation blacksmith Hinoura in Sanjo City, Niigata. Ideal for cheeses, salami and fruits.

The walnut board holds the stainless steel paring knife - also with a walnut handle. This little knife punches way above its weight - its hand laminated blade is VG-10 steel clad with softer stainless steel for protection - rust resistant, incredibly sharp, and very, very nice.

Tips

    Don’t leave the wooden chopping boardsto soak in the sink!

    More about Ajigataya

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    Mutsumi Hinoura works alongside his father Tsukasa, as well as producing his own range of Ajigataya products. You’ll spot his bleached hair on the beach!

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    $172.50

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    Ajigataya Chopping Board & Knife
    • 440g
    • 272 x 170 x 15mm
    • 95mm blades
    • SLD Stainless Steel
    • Walnut handles
    • Made in Japan
    • Includes Board and Knife
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
    Delivery

    UK: (excluding Tripod Ladders)

    • Free delivery for orders over £100*
    • £4.00: 48 Tracked with Royal Mail - delivered by the postie, can be left in safe place, limited tracking info. Approx 2-4 working days.
    • £7.50: FedEx Tracked service delivered next working day for orders received before 1pm GMT Mon–Fri (ex Bank Holidays).

    *Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.

    Global: (excluding Tripod Ladders)

    • Free delivery for orders over £/$/€100*
    • Price depends on location - adjust the COUNTRY tab in your basket to see the price.
    • We use DHL or FedEx, and we’ll email you the tracking info.

    *Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.

    Please note Niwaki are not responsible for any import duty, taxes or fees incurred and these will be will be collected by our courier during customs clearance — For EU countries, when possible DHL will provide an estimate on the order confirmation page.

    Knife Care

    For better or worse, Western knives are often seen as general purpose kitchen tools, used for cutting, prizing, levering and all sorts of other jobs around the kitchen (and sometimes beyond). Japanese knives should not be viewed this way and it may require a change of mindset to get the best out of your knife and ensure it delivers many years of service. Cared for correctly, this ought to be the case: the quality of the craftsmanship and the ease with which they can be kept incredibly sharp are two of the main reasons to make the switch to Japanese carbon steel, but that comes at a price: the steel is more brittle than you may be used to and they are not for the heavy-handed or the careless. They are unforgiving tools and you may not get an opportunity to make the same mistake twice.

    A good rule of thumb is to show them the same respect you show your poshest wine glasses, but here are some other pointers.

    Commons mistakes to avoid:

    • Leaving wooden handled knives to soak in water.
    • Washing knives in the dishwasher.
    • Not storing them carefully: store them individually, not jumbled up with other cutlery.
    • Cutting into bone. If you’re not sure whether there’s bone, or you know there to be bone present, go very slowly and carefully, or consider using a different knife.
    • Trying to cut frozen foods.
    • Cutting down too hard on to the wrong sort of surface, for example kitchen worktops.

    Don’t be put off. They are great to use and easy to care for. To get the best from your knives:

    • Wash them by hand and dry thoroughly afterwards.
    • Wipe over with Camellia Oil if not using regularly.
    • Sharpen every two weeks or so of regular use.
    • Use the Niwaki Combination Stone for everyday sharpening.
    • Take care with harder foods, such as the skin of a pumpkin or a squash.
    Essentials