Our Aonamiuchi Blue Steel 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 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.