"This book was everything I hoped it would be and more!
It describes the background of artisanal Japanese knife making, then goes in-depth on the use of each of the 3 most common and versatile Japanese knives. This book includes tons of pictures taken from the chef's perspective which help to illustrate the many cutting techniques that it tries to teach. There are also recipes provided that can be used to practice each technique!
After reading this, was super excited to use my new Japanese knives and more than a little wishful that I had a few more of the most commonly used ones! Will have to check out knife techniques books for western-style knives as well."
"If you want to learn more and get started on Japanese knives, this is the book to get."