Nenox Custom Brown Giraffe Kiritsuke 240
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Nenox Brown Giraffe 240 Kiritsuke - Limited Edition
The kiritsuke is traditionally a single beveled knife used exclusively by skilled chefs but luckily this Nenox custom kiritsuke is a western v-bevel suitable for everyone. It is hand made by the same meticulous methods as all Nenox custom blades and features a handle made from exotic giraffe bone dyed brown. Giraffe bone makes and excellent handle material due to it's durability but takes great skill to apply the dye in an artistic manner. The handle is further enhanced with four layers of spacers and solid stainless bolster and end cap.
The overall grind is a slippery hamaguri with a microbevel that is hand finished on a 12,000 grit stone. The results – a cutting experience that can only be described as silky.
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Nenox Custom Knives
Although the Nenox Custom knives share a similar overall appearance to the G-Type series the similarities end there. The G-Type series are production knives produced in factory environment while the bone handle knives are true custom knives that are handmade piece by piece by Sawada san and his small team of craftsmen in Kanagawa.
The blades are slowly ground from high carbon stainless steel in the same time consuming and careful methods employed by custom knifemakers.
Extra care is taken never to overheat the blade.
Exotic materials like bone are difficult to shape as it has to be done at low speeds to prevent cracking from overheating the material. Both the bone and stainless bolsters are held in place with pins (no welding as this would affect the tempering of the blade) before the handle is slowly hand ground into shape.
Although the price is high knowing the degree of workmanship that is distilled in each and every Nenox Custom knife makes these seem very good value for money. It’s not hard to see why the top end knives from Nenox find their way into some of the best kitchens in the world.
The Nenox brand was born in 1993 due the demand for stainless steel western style blades in Japan. At that time Tokyo chefs were using European made stainless blades but complained about a lack of sharpness compared to carbon steel.
After years of designing, repeated testing of shape, steel type and sharpening Nenohi brought their first western style knives to market under the brand Nenox.
Nenox is committed to the philosophy of continual improvement, innovation, attention to detail and securing top quality materials. Their knives have incremently changed over the years and have an enviable reputation among the elite chefs of Tokyo and beyond.
Chef's Armoury are proud to be the official agent for Nenox kitchen knives in Australia.
|Blade Thickness||2.6mm||Tang||Full tang|
|HRC (hardness)||60-61||Composition||Nenox custom stainless|
|Edge||Hamaguri with 45/55 microbevel||Saya||Included|
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