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If you’re considering buying some Japanese knives—and we think you should—here are some things to know.

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Lisa’s Picks:
Hitohira FJ 210mm Gyuto:
Masamoto Sohonten VG Gyuto:
Kanetsugu AUS-8A Stainless Gyuto:

Kate’s Picks:
Masamoto Sohonten Wa-Nakiri:
Sakai Kikumori 165mm Nakiri:
Masutani VG1 Nakiri 165mm:
Misono UX10 Santoku 7.0″:
MAC Superior Santoku 6 1/2″:

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