NAGURI – Santoku knife / Nakiri knife / Gyuto knife / Petty knife

A series of knives made of SLD steel with NAGURI processing on the handle!
Everything from the blade, handle, and outer box is made in Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, making this one of the most massive and particular knives.

This product is a collaboration of Tadafusa Ltd, a kitchen knife manufacturer, Kaneko Sogyo Co., which handles many wooden products, and MURANOKAJIYA.
The three companies are located in Sanjo, a kitchen knife production center that continues to carry on the tradition, cooperated to produce the Naguri kitchen knife.

■NAGURI-processed handles
NAGURI is a traditional Japanese technique with a long history, used in Japanese architecture since ancient times, which leaves uneven shaving marks on the surface of wood
The unique uneven surface fits the hand and is not only visually appealing but also practical.
The handle is made from wenge, which is highly durable. The beautiful grain and black-purple-brown color create a luxury handle.

■SLD steel blade
SLD steel is hard, tenacious and abrasion resistant, so it keeps its sharpness even after long periods of use.
For this reason, they are mainly used for high-end knife.
They are popular as household knife that cut well and are rust-resistant.
A special alloy steel containing chrome equivalent to stainless steel and many carbons, molybdenum and vanadium.

Unlike carbon steel, this material is extremely rust-resistant.
(It is not totally rust-free and needs to be cared for.)
It is a relatively easy-to-sharpen type of steel and can be used for many years if well cared for.

The MURANOKAJIYA’s mark casually engraved on the blade is also a point of interest.

■ Pearskin finish on blade surface
The surface of the SLD steel has a pear finish.
It has the advantage that fine foodstuffs are less likely to stick to it. It also creates a luxurious appearance.

■ Recommended for gift-giving.
From the design of the outer box to the manufacturing is also carried out in Sanjo.
The matt-textured outer box is wrapped in a band with a printed uneven pattern of Naguri. The knife is also an ideal gift.

■Wooden patterns are processed by Kaneko Sogyo Co.
The company continues to produce a variety of wooden products, with the main focus on the manufacture of wooden hammers.
The company mainly manufactures knife, sickle, hatchet and other cutlery handles, wooden hammers and ritual items, with integrated production from materials to assembly.

■The blades were produced by Tadafusa Ltd.
Since its foundation, the company has been committed to wholehearted handcrafting and produces knife for home and professional use, as well as buckwheat knife, fishing and harvesting blades.

The company continues to produce knife with an appearance that fits in well with today’s lifestyle, while retaining the skills of long-established craftsmanship, and products that can be enjoyed in line with modern lifestyles, regardless of whether they are Japanese or Western.

■About NAGURI knife
We were able to cooperate with Kaneko Sogyo and Tadafusa, which boast high technology in their respective fields, through our joint participation at Ambiente, one of the world’s largest trade fairs held in Germany.
We want to introduce to the world knife that have been created with great care in Sanjo, both in the blade, handle and outer box! The production of the Naguri kitchen knife was realized with this aspiration in mind.

When we brought our products at an overseas exhibition, we received a great deal of positive feedback from many people.

We have exported our kitchen knives to several abroad companies, and the unique Japanese design of our kitchen knives has been highly evaluated.


Blade: SLD steel Pearskin finish
Handle: wenge, Naguri machining
Made in Japan, Sanjo, Niigata

Santoku knife
This is the most commonly used knife in Japanese households. It is highly versatile and can be used for any kind of cooking, including meat, fish, and vegetables.

The curved tip makes it easy to cut into meat and fish, The parallel shape near the handle makes it easy to cut vegetables and other foods.

├ Overall length: approx. 310mm
├ Blade length: approx. 165mm
└ Weight: approx. 158g

Nakiri knife
This Japanese knife is specialized for cutting vegetables.

The blade is square in shape, so no matter where you cut, there is no gap between the blade and the cutting board, so there is no worry of leading to uncut pieces.

Therefore, cutting vegetables, dicing, julienne, thin slicing, peeling, and chopping can be done with ease.

Since you can cut a variety of vegetables at once without exerting much effort, having one of these at home will help you make progress in your daily cooking.

├ Total length: approx. 310mm
├ Blade length: approx. 165mm
└ Weight: approx. 173g

Gyuto knife
Gyuto is an all-purpose kitchen knife with a longer blade and a pointed tip than Santoku knives.

It can smoothly cut through large pieces of meat, fish, vegetables, and other foods that are difficult to cut with other knives.

The curved tip of the blade makes it easy to make cuts into meat, fish, and other meat.

It is especially useful for cutting chunks of meat into small pieces with ease or making like roast beef and other authentic meat dishes.

├ Total length: approx. 375mm
├ Blade length: approx. 210mm
└ Weight: approx. 185 g

Petty Knife
A type of Western kitchen knife, it is a smaller version of the Gyuto knife, which is considered an all-purpose, and is characterized by its pointed tip.

It is suitable for peeling fruits and vegetables, cutting small pieces of food, and making decorative cuts.

The curved blade tip makes it easy to cut into food.

Since it is easy to handle and takes up little space, it is also useful for outdoor cooking.

├ Length: approx. 268mm
├ Blade length: approx. 135mm
└ Weight: approx. 94g


Santoku knife: 4937769000599
Nakiri knife: 4937769000612
Gyuto knife: 4937769000629
Petty knife: 4937769000636

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