About Nenohi Mizu Honyaki
Honyaki (“true-forged” in Japanese) knives are constructed out of one solid piece of carbon steel. Honyaki forged knives have the greatest edge retention of all traditional Japanese styles. During the forging process, the red-hot white steel #2 is cooled instantaneously using oil. This results in a extremely sharp and durable blade. Each knife is crafted by an Dentoukougeishi craftsman. Dentoukougeishi are traditional craftsman acknowledged by Japanese governments. These craftsman are recognized for their commitment to protecting traditional Japanese art and crafting techniques. Detoukougeishi are required to be highly skilled in their chose craft and have generations of historical family background. Knives forged out of this material will have the sharpest edge achievable. Each knife is mirror finished, equipped with two silver bands, one pure silver ring on an ebony handle. The lacquered saya is a masterpiece produed by some of the highest ranking saya craftsman in all of Japan. About Nenohi 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 Sakimaru TakobikiThe takobiki is a variation of the yanagi and is used to slice straight-cut sashimi. It's thin body makes cutting thin slices of fish easier than the yanagi. The rounded tip and balanced weight works well on difficult ingredients such as octopus, from which it gets its name.
Originated in Kanto (Tokyo) region.