• Fruit Knife
  • Fruit Knife


Fruit Knife

Regular price $33.00

Small, very light and very lovely knife for fruit, cut flowers and other uses in the kitchen and around the home. Great for picnics and camping where one needs a sharp knife but not have it lying around.

  • Cherry wood handle and scabbard.
  • Stainless steel blade

  • Weight: 1oz.
  • 91mm blades
  • Made in Japan

For better or worse, Western knives are often seen as general purpose kitchen tools, used for cutting, 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 steel, but that comes at a price: the steel –especially steel with high carbon content - may be more brittle than you are 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.
    • Take care with harder foods, such as the skin of a pumpkin or a squash.