Why choose Yaxell kitchen knives
Yaxell does not just produce the standard Japanese kitchen knives you'd expect. They also offer meat forks, sausage knives, tomato knives and other 'exotic knives' that most Japanese brands do not include in their range.
Yaxell uses micarta for many of their handles. Micarta is a material comprised of linen impregnated with an epoxy resin. This makes it a very strong material. It can handle its own and withstand water. Micarta is known to offer a lot of grip, even when it is wet.
The Yaxell Ketu series has blades made of SG2 powder steel. This is corrosion-resistant type of steel that retains its sharpness extremely well. With a very thin grind to ensure an exceptional cutting performance.
The knives in the Yaxell Ran series feature blades made from 69 layers of damascus steel and a Western-style handle. The core of the blade is made of VG10: stainless and easy to sharpen to razor-sharpness.
Yaxell Super Gou
The Yaxell Super Gou series features blades made from 161 layers of damascus steel! The striking red handles are a design statement in your kitchen. The blade's core is made from SG2 powder steel with very high hardness. As a result, these knives retain their sharpness for a very long time.
The Yaxell Tsuchimon series features blades with a hammered finish. This finish is called 'Tsuchime', which is how the series got its name. The Tsuchimon collection consists of a large range of kitchen knives and sets.
The Yaxell Zen series is a stunning fusion of Japanese and Western design styles. The handles have a shape reminiscent of classic Japanese handles, but attached in Western style with rivets. The hammered blade of damascus steel matches the handles nicely.
Yaxell product types
Yaxell chef's knife
A Yaxell chef's knife is the foundation in your kitchen. Please note: the Japanese version of a chef's knife is also called 'gyuto'. In other words: at Knivesandtools, you'll find Yaxell gyutos. These are true all-rounders for your kitchen.
Of course, a Japanese knife brand cannot do without santoku knives. You can choose between a Yaxell santoku with or without dimples in the blade. These dimples enhance 'food release', meaning that slices of food won't stick to your blade. There are also santokus with a hammered blade, creating the same effect with a more rustic appearance.
Yaxell knife sets
Yaxell kitchen knives are also available in knife sets. This gives you more bang for your buck, and you'll have a complete, matching collection of kitchen knives in one go! Moreover, Yaxell knife sets are always beautifully packaged, making them great gifts.
Yaxell steak knives
Yaxell steak knives make short work of steaks and other dishes. Not many Japanese knife brands sell steak knives, which is why Yaxell is unique.
History of Yaxell
Yaxell is a prominent Japanese kitchen knife brand founded in 1932 in Seki, Japan. This city is the knife capital of Japan: knives and swords have been produced for centuries. As such, forging is deeply ingrained in Seki's culture. Yaxell draws inspiration and expertise from all the knife makers in this city. Their knives are used across the globe by both professional chefs and amateur chefs. A characteristic feature of Yaxell is the use of beautiful damascus steel in various patterns. These blades are often fitted with a core of super-hard Japanese steel, for optimal sharpness retention. Yaxell's legacy is one of quality, craftsmanship, and a strong commitment to the art of knife making.