About Nenohi Ao-Ko Highest Kasumi
The Nenohi Ao-ko Highest Kasumi knives are forged in Japan out of blue carbon steel #2 with an octagonal magnolia wood handle and natural water buffalo born bolster. Highest kasumi knives by Nenohi are crafted with closer attention to detail and forged by higher skilled craftsman than typical kasumi knives.
Nenox Cutlery, known for its Nenohi Original (also known as Nenox) knives, was established in 1975 and has continued to provide the finest quality cutlery at their store in the world renowned Tsukiji Market since 1999. Nenohi takes great pride in crafting high quality knives that are masterfully hammered and forged by skilled knife smiths, using techniques derived from traditional Japanese sword-forging techniques. After they are forged, each blade is grinded and hand sharpened into a blade worthy of Nenohi's name.
Purpose of Kiritsuke
Used only by the most skilled master chefs in Japan, the single-edged kiritsuke requires an accomplished technique and talent to use effectively, making ownership of this knife a symbol of status and prestige for top Japanese chefs. The carbon steel Nenohi is said to cut with "the fluidity of a river current."