Our Aonamiuchi Blue Steel #1 knives are unparalleled in their performance. Namiuchi translates as wave forged and refers to the beautiful wave like patterns on the blade that are formed when Blue Steel #1 is forged with iron.
Our Aonamiuchi knives are complimented with a traditional Japanese handle made of the very best Shitan Rosewood and affixed with a Ebony bolster. A protective wooden sheath called a Saya encases each knife and adds to its appearance when not in use. One of the most sought after of knives and fast becoming a new essential companion to the popular chef’s knife is the traditional Japanese vegetable knife known as the Deba.
The Deba knife is a heavy knife that was made to filet and butcher whole fish. The heft of the Deba knife allows it to cut through the heads and bones of a fish, and its smaller pointed tip filets the flesh from the bones. The Deba knife is one of the most essential of traditional Japanese knives and is a powerful component in the repertoire of many chefs. Even the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.