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Microbevels- Japanese Knife Imports

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Published on Feb 19, 2011

This video covers microbevels on Japanese kitchen knives. Microbevels are often used on Japanese knives- you see them on many new knives. .In addition to the extra strength they add to the edge, Japanese craftsmen use microbevels as a tool in removing the weak metal right at the edge, often referred to as the wire edge. In this video we demonstrate the techniques on a double bevel knife, but the same skills can be used on single bevel knives. This was a tip i picked up from a professional knife sharpener in Sakai, Osaka, Japan- Yamaguchi-san.

A big thanks to Unkajonet for helping me make this video.

If you have any questions about this technique, look us up at www.JapaneseKnifeImports.com and shoot us an e-mail.

Thanks.

-Jon

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