Our handmade Yoshihiro Aonamiuchi knives are crafted with extraordinary skill by our master artisans to create high quality knives that are indispensable in their craftsmanship and performance. Blue Steel #1 with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 64, is forged with iron to create beautiful mist patterns, and an emphasis is placed on refined forging and polishing with the highest attention to detail.
Unagi nobori is a Japanese expression that describes something that becomes rapidly favorable or skyrockets. It is often used in the context of a rapidly rising popularity or worth of a product or stock. The expression comes from an image of eel climbing upstream as an adult to reach breeding grounds. The vigor in which they climb and the difficulty to control and catch them due to their slippery skin is what gives the expression meaning.
Our Yoshihiro Aonamiuchi knives are complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted Yew Tree wooden (Octagon-Shaped) handle affixed with a Water Buffalo horn bolster. The Hamokiri is a large slicing knife traditionally used for chopping small and thin fishbone to loosen the fillet to be served as Sashimi. Hamo translates to pike conger, and