Nenohi Kaede Kiritsuke Takohiki Knife 300mm (11.8")
Style : Takohiki
Length : 300mm (11.8")
Weight : 7.7 oz
Special Feature : Kyomen
Blade Material : High Carbon Rust-Resistant Steel
Handle Material : (Hō) Japanese Magnolia
Bolster Material : Water Buffalo Horn
HRC : 61
Bevel Angle Ratio : Single bevel
Cover : This knife comes with a wooden saya (cover)
*Please be advised that each product varies in appearance because the materials used for the bolster are all natural. The knife you receive will be unique and slightly different from the image.
Nenox Blade & Handle
This takohiki is forged from two kinds of special rust-resistant high carbon steel. Nenohi blades offer the durability and sharpness of a traditional Japanese carbon steel knife, but since they are rust resistant, they are easier to maintain.The Kaede series has a kyomen mirror finish and comes with an octagonal shaped, Japanese magnolia handle. Besides its aesthetic appeal, the mirror finish on these knives makes them more resistant to rust and dirt.
In fusing the blade to the handle, the gap is filled using the same material as the handle. Furthermore, a waterproof wax material is added to prevent any chance of moisture entering through even a minuscule of spaces. E-Ume deters problems arising from the metals rusting inside the handle core due to moisture.
The takohiki is the fish-slicing knife like the yanagi, but a style that hails from Japan's Kanto region (Tokyo). The main difference is the takohiki's squared head, which helps chefs deftly scoop up slices of sashimi and arrange them on a plate but this particular knife has a pointed tip like the kiritsuke. Like the yanagi, the length of the takohiki and the sharpness of its single bevel blade allow chefs to make one smooth pull to cleanly slice raw fish and seafood without bruising or producing rough surfaces.
High carbon steel knives can still rust if not maintained properly. Use the Tsukiji Masamoto or Sabitohru Rust Remover to clean oxidized blades.
Posted by Frank Crisafulli on Jul 6th 2012
The mirror finih on this knife is amazing. So beautiful. I'm a sushi chef in Austin and I was saving up to buy a real nice yanagi from nenox. This takohiki caught my eye though because I love the shape of the tip. I've already gotten a lot of compliments. There isn't much choice around here when it comes to Japanese knives so I'm glad someone told me about this webisite! I've gotten other tools from here too.