Why Japanese Chef’s Knives Are So Expensive | So Expensive

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    Japanese chef’s knives are some of the most expensive knives in the world. Just one knife produced at Takamura Hamono in Echizen, Japan can cost $900. Echizen has been the center of Japanese knife making for hundreds of years, and today, it’s where many artisans spend decades learning to make high-quality cutlery. At Takamura Hamono, artisans spend over 10 years learning how to properly hammer, sharpen, and polish each blade. The knives are used in many of the world’s best restaurants, including noma in Copenhagen and Le Bernardin in New York City.

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    Why Japanese Chef’s Knives Are So Expensive | So Expensive

Darren Harper
Darren Harper

They are only expensive because gullible people still think Japan makes indestructible blades. A fool and their money are soon parted, if you will.

CUTE KALEEM & ANAYA
CUTE KALEEM & ANAYA

1kg Tomato price = 1 dollar 1 Japanese knife price = 6900 😜😜😜🤔🤔🤔😁😁😁🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰

Vor 7 Minuten
arti
arti

This is the filthiest ad Ive ever seen - really... "Oh look those guys spending 2 days on sharpening and preparing handle" - this is called unefficiency. And then "Oh look some of the best cheffs are using those knives" - lol, you might also say: "some of the best cheffs uses cheap knives for 15$"

Vor 52 Minuten
Thamindu kavinda
Thamindu kavinda

Japanese people are maters in craft.

Vor Stunde
Hollis
Hollis

Hattori Hanzo?

Vor 2 Stunden
Rylan Storm
Rylan Storm

Because they're made with quality materials, they're well made, they're sharp, and they hold their edge well. 15 second videos right there.

Vor 2 Stunden
Sanjaya Jagaraga
Sanjaya Jagaraga

Bagus pisaunya..

Vor 2 Stunden
Mr human
Mr human

Coz they r mini hattori hanzo sword

Vor 2 Stunden
imagin3k1lling
imagin3k1lling

Petition for a Japanese blacksmith to go on Forged in Fire

Vor 2 Stunden
Joshua Jefford
Joshua Jefford

Real question, where do you actually buy these? You can’t just go on amazon and buy one can you

Vor 3 Stunden
Nojus Bartulis
Nojus Bartulis

A Katanive?

Vor 4 Stunden
Khoa Nguyễn
Khoa Nguyễn

tomato paper go brrrrrrrr

Vor 4 Stunden
Arthur C.
Arthur C.

"Japanese knifes are sharper, they make more precise cuts" That's totally wrong, you can sharp any type of steel the same, razor like, but better steel will hold it's edge sharpness for a longer period of time. Common misconception that shows Business Insider doesn't really know what they talking about.

Vor 4 Stunden
Relaxing Music videos by Ray
Relaxing Music videos by Ray

So this is the reason Sanji love his own knife.

Vor 4 Stunden
Morbid Sauce
Morbid Sauce

Answer : Hype

Vor 4 Stunden
Therealdieyoung
Therealdieyoung

My mom is a Chef and I cannot wait for the day I can buy her a knife of this quality.

Vor 4 Stunden
Marcovitch Nz Kikus
Marcovitch Nz Kikus

omg the level of bullshit in this video hahah so freaking stupid and totally wrong hahhaa

Vor 6 Stunden
giuseppe rimauro
giuseppe rimauro

you worried about the knife! why dont you tell us how much $ a cantaloupe melon cost!

Vor 6 Stunden
Jawar5
Jawar5

1:51 “Engravings give you no tactical advantage whatsoever”

Vor 6 Stunden
Nera Söderström
Nera Söderström

Where can I buy one? 🤔

Vor 6 Stunden
Giovanni Al
Giovanni Al

those arent kitchen knifes, but weapon of mass destruction

Vor 7 Stunden
Akira
Akira

Japanese knives are just small Katanas

Vor 8 Stunden
Khint Glenn
Khint Glenn

sanji would love this knife

Vor 9 Stunden
kamel alhakimi
kamel alhakimi

We have one knife from 1994 till now still awesome it's older than most of you guyz sry to say 😆😆

Vor 9 Stunden
Biranen Darlington
Biranen Darlington

They are samurai blades. That's why they're expensive.

Vor 9 Stunden
Enrico Iraldo
Enrico Iraldo

That tomato slice was probably like 4 atoms thick

Vor 9 Stunden
Aryan Komati
Aryan Komati

Do I know Japan exists - no Do I know their knives are expensive - no Do I need this knowledge - no Will I ever use it - no Did I watch the entire video - yes

Vor 10 Stunden
verēcundia
verēcundia

Buy that knife and after a month of heavy usage complain that it's dull and not worth the price lol

Vor 10 Stunden
Senpai wa Baka
Senpai wa Baka

It's expensive cause it's Japanese

Vor 10 Stunden
sofia vidal
sofia vidal

If that knife is in my drawer and a robber walks in, you know which knife I’m using

Vor 12 Stunden
lothbrok 13
lothbrok 13

Every single thing in Japan is expensive because of the cost of living simple as, why all the made up over exaggerated stories online!

Vor 13 Stunden
lothbrok 13
lothbrok 13

Business insider is simply ownerd by someone japanese at this point

Vor 13 Stunden
Have Trust Issue
Have Trust Issue

I am now so used to it anything from Japan is most expensive.

Vor 13 Stunden
foxxygranpa87
foxxygranpa87

I mean I got a kitchen knife my pap made out of the leaf spring off his old truck 60 years ago and I've only sharpened it like 5 times. Took him 8 hours and no money. Not that hard.

Vor 13 Stunden
Starlord
Starlord

Everyone else: Ordinary household kitchen appliance. Japan: Sacred object, takes decades of mastery to forge one.

Vor 13 Stunden
s k
s k

7.3M views in less than 2 months over a knife?

Vor 14 Stunden
• 私は神です °
• 私は神です °

One word: steel

Vor 14 Stunden
Pomo Grenade
Pomo Grenade

My life goal is now to get one of those soul knives.

Vor 14 Stunden
Gary
Gary

Marketing

Vor 15 Stunden
juan espinosa
juan espinosa

The thumbnail looks like a ear chopped off

Vor 15 Stunden
juan espinosa
juan espinosa

High af

Vor 15 Stunden
Luckygsm P
Luckygsm P

Yo corto igualito con el cuchilo de la tiendas de 1U$D

Vor 15 Stunden
kxmode
kxmode

Japanese Chef Knives == Food Samarai

Vor 15 Stunden
Danijel Prljic
Danijel Prljic

Basically pocket katana

Vor 15 Stunden
Danijel Prljic
Danijel Prljic

Me:at 3 am I dont need sleep i need answers

Vor 15 Stunden
Non,Player, Adeptus
Non,Player, Adeptus

For $6,900 you could buy a first class smithing set-up and teach yourself to make knives.

Vor 16 Stunden
lll Trac
lll Trac

Ahhh the infamous Takamura Hamono, MTCkitchen always out of stock on the 210mm gyuto.

Vor 16 Stunden
Steve M
Steve M

Just walked through the door at my house with my new Japanese knife, then noticed all the fruits and vegetables on the kitchen counter all running for cover!

Vor 17 Stunden
An Australian Gamer
An Australian Gamer

This is a case of 'Japan makes great things' syndrome. If you go to a local blacksmith and get them to make you a knife, you will save a lot on the cost and it will last just as long. They are not mass-produced, so the quality is just higher. Even spending an extra 20 dollars on mass-produced knives means getting ones that will last you 20~years or so, if you sharpen them regularly.

Vor 17 Stunden
Matthew Dickson
Matthew Dickson

Japan? No no no no Japan! China china cheap cheap 500 knifes $1000 T. Mr Tokmanni

Vor 18 Stunden
The one With no name
The one With no name

Literally the first 28 seconds explain why they so expensive yet goes on to ask why its so expensive

Vor 18 Stunden
max smile
max smile

Even 6900 doesn’t sounds that bad. It takes so much time and effort to make that one knife. Big respect!

Vor 19 Stunden
a to z
a to z

Germans: How can we simplify as much as possible using technology Japanese: How can we make the best using the most complex things

Vor 19 Stunden
sai pavan D
sai pavan D

What?

Vor 6 Stunden
Steven Guerrero
Steven Guerrero

- Wow that knife is so sharp! I wonder where they got that technique from - "So anyway, we used to make katanas this way" Of course

Vor 19 Stunden
Admiral Spaceballs
Admiral Spaceballs

" natural rock " in comparison to that piss ass indecisive rock that flows out of the volcano and calls itself magma

Vor 20 Stunden
Kujou
Kujou

Finally! I knife where I can slowly and carefully peel someone's skin off!

Vor 20 Stunden
Kayanat
Kayanat

I pity the poor fish n animals,to be beheaded by each one of these😔😔😔😔

Vor 20 Stunden
finjakke
finjakke

A CEO that actually knows the trade of his business. A rarity in todays world.

Vor 21 Stunde
James Hailer Fraxima
James Hailer Fraxima

You mean why everything from Japan is expensive

Vor 21 Stunde
Harun Bağcı
Harun Bağcı

Hontouni, Hattori Hanzo no... katana na tata.

Vor 22 Stunden
Zombiefied
Zombiefied

Japan - the land of extortionate stuff.

Vor 22 Stunden
Derick Eckenberg
Derick Eckenberg

Wow natural rock. Only in Japan do they have such high standards

Vor 22 Stunden
Black php :)
Black php :)

I think I'm ur 5m sub

Vor 23 Stunden
Archie Paul
Archie Paul

This guy has 10 fingers?

Vor 23 Stunden
sfinx121
sfinx121

spoiler alert: His real name is Hattori Hanza.

Vor Tag
Dattebiot
Dattebiot

That's cool

Vor Tag
Omi Biswas
Omi Biswas

As a murderer I need this knife badly

Vor Tag
Andrew
Andrew

“We reflected on our background and saw the knives themselves I developed not only the obligation but the desire to pursue this.” The word is fortunate to have such men and he is fortunate to have and to recognise such a calling.

Vor Tag
James Grainger
James Grainger

The wait time for his knives has just gone up 50 years

Vor Tag
Anym
Anym

With all the work that goes into it, $6900 seems oddly cheap

Vor Tag
Super Pizza Man!!!
Super Pizza Man!!!

What i find funny is this guy could be talking about how much he love cheeseburgers and we would have no clue

Vor Tag
Purple rosé
Purple rosé

I'm hungry.

Vor Tag
RockSolitude
RockSolitude

I guess the spirit of sword making in Japan lives on in their kitchen knives

Vor Tag
MrRexyChomp
MrRexyChomp

0:55 I keep hearing "Terukazu has spent 37 years cr@ping chef's knives"

Vor Tag
Jolly Roger
Jolly Roger

miracle blade serie perfetta

Vor Tag
cahaya aidil
cahaya aidil

TW 🤪🤪🤪

Vor Tag
Zhanna Reich
Zhanna Reich

Thing... but JAPANESE.

Vor Tag
Zhanna Reich
Zhanna Reich

Pricey knife doesn't make your dishes delicious.

Vor Tag
Suomi
Suomi

Yuri from ddlc: okay i'll take the entire stock.

Vor Tag
EVIOR
EVIOR

In Pakistan we have better knife then this Japanese knife its only cost 50Rs

Vor Tag
Adil Sagadiyev
Adil Sagadiyev

Buying this knife over other knives is like buying a rolls Royce over other cars, they are both very good quality and very expensive and are not worth the extra price point. But one of the big points of these products is the prestige and satisfaction someone gets from using/owning something like this

Vor Tag
Alan Bright
Alan Bright

Thats a real passion and dedication... One day I would like to visit this factory and own at least 1 custom made knife for myself... Respect!!

Vor Tag
Nissou Dragneel
Nissou Dragneel

Ara ara ~

Vor Tag
WiFiXMaster
WiFiXMaster

In Japan it takes a lifetime to learn how to live

Vor Tag
inflames2112
inflames2112

Japanese knives along with henckles(however its spelt lol ) are both extremely precise. Well balanced depending on user's preferences though

Vor Tag
magicwheel1
magicwheel1

For a minute while watching this I thought how cool it would be to have one of these knives. Then I remembered how I am at zero risk of ever cutting myself with the blunt knives I have. I'm good, thanks!

Vor Tag
Phray01
Phray01

What? Blunt knives are way riskier than sharp ones.

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Michel Janssens
Michel Janssens

you can buy a Takamura knife for 150€. Imagine you kid saying he wants to become a chef and needs 10 different knifes for school. you remeniss on the time he only asked for a pencil and an eraser

Vor Tag
Lalatendu P Deo
Lalatendu P Deo

1:59 nice

Vor Tag
K. R.
K. R.

Here we have another video/evidence/or whatever that makes me say: Japan and Japanese people are built different.

Vor Tag
Umair
Umair

YouTube: Wanna know why knifes are so expensive in Japan? Me at work: Yeah I'd like to get to the bottom of that.

Vor Tag
D
D

Coz that Kill Bill dude makes em

Vor Tag
Hüseyin Sarıarslan
Hüseyin Sarıarslan

Japan is an empty country, just promoted it's good and people believe that.

Vor Tag
Fazukiru
Fazukiru

The way that knife cut the tomato Im right here struggling how to cut a tomato properly

Vor Tag
Anagha Shree
Anagha Shree

Valyrian steel!

Vor Tag
Shishui Uchiha
Shishui Uchiha

This knife is no ordinary knife!! I'll have to use my sharingan

Vor Tag
Jason Domican
Jason Domican

This was a fascinating watch! Thank you so much for making this!

Vor Tag
keith172
keith172

because anime simple

Vor Tag
Caner
Caner

Wouldn't expect less from the forefathers of Katana.

Vor Tag
Qamar Zaman
Qamar Zaman

Chaina make this knife in very low price, in 25 $

Vor Tag
ImaginaryStranger
ImaginaryStranger

And to think that the only thing standing between mass production of fine blades and us is greed of the same "masters". Machinery can easily produce even better blades.

Vor Tag

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