Published at Friday, November 02nd 2018, 00:49:39 AM by Nathan Tremblay. Cutlery & Kitchen Knives. The Japanese kitchen knives have blades which are very much popular nowadays. If you want to use your kitchen knives to chop and slice without your arms getting tired, these are very good options for you. These types of , compared to their Western made counterparts, are very sharp without weighing you down. There are different manufacturers of these Japanese kitchen knives but the best test to help you choose the best is to try it out yourself. You should try it out for a long time to check if it will make your arm sore.