Ao Kasumi Yanagi

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Blade length
Magnolia Saya
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Product Details

It is a Kasumi knife (clad material) that pursues the durability of sharpness and the resistance to chipping (durability), which are the characteristics of blue steel (blue steel No. 2), and has improved cost performance.

  • Forging machinary at the Factory of Nenohi Cutlery

    [Commitment to forged]

    In order to extract the great capabilities inherent in the traditional steel, we follow a manufacturing process called "hontanzo" (hand-forging).
    By skillfully tempering the steel at low temperatures, our knives showcase exceptional features such as sharpness, flexibility, and uniformity. However, due to the laborious and time-demanding nature of low-temperature forging, we can only produce a limited quantity of knives. Yet, this step greatly influences the performance of our knives, which is why Nenohi Cutlery holds steadfast to low-temperature forging.

  • Sharpening by the Nenohi Sharpener

    [Commitment to hand sharpening]

    Nenohi's knives are hand-sharpened by skilled craftsmen. You can experience the best performance of the knife immediately after purchase.
    By hand-sharpening all knives, we strictly check whether each individual knives is finished as planned.

  • Nenohi's precision molding

    [Commitment to precision molding]

    Nenohi's Japanese knives are subjected to "precision molding" that can only be done by ace rank craftsmen at the head office factory. The ideal Japanese knife shape is achieved by almost completely eliminating "distortions and unevenness on the flat/back surface" that cannot be corrected by the user in general. (The more accurately the user sharpens, the more the Shinogi line/back side shape is prevented from collapsing.)
    In addition, in addition to the same precision polishing of the part that touches the hand when using it, such as the jaw/mine, it has been polished round to achieve a stress-free grip and use.
    Nenohii's precision molding, which can be called "ultra-precision", enables practical use, which can be said to be the essence of Japanese knives, and this precise shape, which is practical to the limit, further enhances the beauty of the knife.

  • Left: magnolia octagonal pattern, Right: ebony octagonal pattern (optional)

    [Commitment to the handle]

    On Nenohi, Japanese knives have an "octagonal pattern". Every time you pick up the knife, you can hold it at the same angle every time.
    In the work of "attaching the handle (attaching the handle)", we focus on making the knife balanced in the hand (lightening the tip) and attaching the knife (severely) immediately.
    Nenohi understands the importance of this seemingly obvious process and places special emphasis on it. The gap between the knife and the handle is carved from the same material (Magnolia wood for magnolia, ebony wood for ebony) and hammered into the gap so that even the gap between the handle is beautiful and the gap does not widen even after long use. In addition, by soaking hot wax into invisible gaps, it prevents water from entering, prevents the knife from rusting, and extends the life of the handle. This is a device that allows you to use good knives for a long time.

Product specifications

Blade finish: one mirror finish Handle: magnolia handle / ebony handle (optional) Saya: magnolia wood (optional)

Usage/maintenance method

As it is a kitchen knife that rusts easily, please wash it immediately after use and wipe it with a dry cloth. Please note that it is not dishwasher safe.


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