Petty small blade • 180 mm • High carbon special steel • ebony octagonal hanlde • for left and right handed use
Features of the Sakura series
Western style knives with traditional Japanese style handles were originally created with the sushi chef in mind. Nenohi applies the skills and techniques of traditional Japanese knife crafting to Japanese style knives, with great attention to detail in each step of the production process. Nenohi knives are made with a confidential blend of high carbon stain resistant steel, which undergoes a sub-zero manufacturing process to ensure a durable edge. Nenohi wa-style knives have gained much popularity for their user friendliness.
Traditional Japanese knives such as a yanagiba, but also some Nenohi knives often have a machi just above the bolster. The machi is the piece of steel that just sticking out and widens in the blade. It looks like the blade isn't sitting properly in the handle, as if the maker was careless and didn't let the whole tang fall into the handle. Nothing is less true. Nenohi measures from the tip of the blade to the machi. The machi is purely used to give the index or middle finger enough space between the blade and the handle.
Elwin de Veld about Nenohi
The Nenohi brand was founded in 1993 in Japan, basically because there was a high demand for western style stainless knives. At that time many chefs from Tokyo used the robust stainless knives of European brokerage, but often complained about the enormous difference in sharpness and sharpness retention compared to the Japanese carbon steel.
After many years of design, shape testing and testing of steel alloys, Nenohi launches its first western style knives under the name Nenox Premium.
Nenox adheres to the philosophy of continuous improvement of quality, innovation, attention to detail and the use of top quality materials. Nenohi belongs to the absolute top of professional knives and is highly appreciated among the elite of chefs from Tokyo and now also the United States.
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