Gishiki Type Japanese Kitchen Knife Definition

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Gishiki ( 儀式包丁)
- Or Gishiki-Bocho. Special knife for imperial court or Shinto Shrine cereminies. Designed to fillet the fish without touching the fish with hands, using just the knife and silver chopsticks. The process is called Shiki-Bocho, and the same term is used to refer to the person performing the procedure. Obviously, it requires extremely skilled chef. Has been used in Japan between 600 and 1000 years.


  • Typically a Single Grind knife.
  • Common Blade Length - 300mm(11.81")
  • Blade Length Range - 300-330mm(11.81-12.99")

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