Katsuobushi Bonito Shaver
The bonito shaver is an essential item for anyone interested in making 'katsuo-bushi' out of dried bonito. The angled blade works to shave thin slices of the katsuo, which are then caught in the drawer below. This shaved 'katsuo-bushi' is the base ingredient for making Japanese stock or 'dashi'.
This item is not limited to only bonito, but can also be used to shave paper thin slices of fresh truffles.