Nakano Knives Brings World-Class Japanese Knifemaking to the West
Seki, Japan – The famous knife capital of Japan. The city is considered the birthplace of Japanese knife-making, where cutting-edge craftsmanship is born from ancient forging skills to produce world-class kitchen knives. With an emphasis on quality craftsmanship and traditional techniques, Nakano Knives offers a range of knives that are not only intended for professional use but also for home cooks and cooking enthusiasts. Nakano’s goal is to bring high quality Japanese knife manufacturing to the West. Hence their slogan: Connecting East and West.
Seki, located in Gifu Prefecture, has a long history of sword and knife making dating back to the 13th century. Today it continues to be the center of knife production in Japan and home to some of the most skilled knife makers in the world. Nakano Knives is proud to be a part of that heritage, and these handmade kitchen knives are made in Seki by master craftsmen using traditional techniques passed down from generation to generation.
Nakano Knives offers a range of different types of Japanese kitchen knives, from complete knife sets with sharpener to high-end VG-10 Damascus kitchen knife sets. Each knife is made from high quality Japanese steel and handle materials are carefully selected to ensure comfortable grip and balance. The knives are sharpened to a razor edge and are designed to last a lifetime with proper care.
“Our goal is to create knives that not only perform exceptionally well, but also have a sense of beauty and artistry. We are honored to be part of Seki’s rich knifemaking tradition and are committed to preserving and to promote the town’s traditional techniques and crafts.
Nakano is trusted by world-class professional chefs like John DeLucie, chef-owner of New York’s most popular restaurants for the past two decades; Emma Bengtsson, Sweden’s first female chef to hold two Michelin stars, working at one of New York’s most prestigious restaurants, Aquavit, and celebrity chef James Currie who educated and inspired culinary enthusiasts around the world during her stay at SORTEDfood, to name a few. Nakano is proud to work with some of the best chefs in the world and is dedicated to supporting culinary excellence.
“Working with one of New York’s most popular chefs is a great honor for us” – Nakano knives
Chef John DeLucie, who rose to fame at Waverly Inn, recently partnered with South Village Hospitality Group to open Ainslie Brooklyn and more recently Ainslie Bowery, and is today a brand name for start-up Cook Unity delivery and chief consultant.
“As someone who relies on the tools I use in the kitchen, I can say with confidence that Nakano knives are a great investment.” – Chief John DeLucie.
Read his full review here.
Nakano knives are available for purchase on the brand’s website, https://nakano-knives.com/. They are also available for purchase at select retailers worldwide.
About Nakano Knives:
Nakano Knives is a culinary knife brand making Japanese-made knives available to professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts around the world. With an emphasis on quality craftsmanship and traditional techniques, Nakano Knives offers a range of knives that are not only functional but also works of art. Each knife is handcrafted in Seki by master craftsmen using traditional techniques passed down from generation to generation.
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