Made by the Aoki Hamono in Sakai, here is a range of knives that are as beautiful as they are functional. Hand made from a patented 33 Layer steel with a High Carbon VG10 Super Steel core these are amongst the sharpest knives to come from Japan. The hammered finish on the top half of the blade means that sticky foods do not adhere heavily and make slicing dicing and chopping of both vegetable and flesh a pleasurable task. With an ergonomic Mahogany handle and smooth bolster, they are amazingly comfortable during prolonged use.
The sharpening, with the ultra-thin core, is very easy and remains so over the many years this knife is designed to be used in a busy kitchen.Utility: The shape is basically a small Sujihiki or slicing knife. As the name suggests it is a multi-function knife used for the preparation of vegetables and precise cutting of meat and fish. The slim profile presents a smaller area to fatty, oily, and starchy foods where a wider blade would create a stronger vacuum and ‘stick’ more to the food. Function – Multipurpose for preparing all food groups. A favourite knife of many home cooks who are uncomfortable with large blades. Normal length – 150mm Tip: This knife is also used for carving petite roasts, filleting and skinning fish as well as careful dissection of poultry without hitting bones. An extremely useful size for any kitchen.