About Santoku & Petty Knife Set Of The 「和 NAGOMI」"丸 MARU" Series
The Seki City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan is famous as the world's third largest cutlery production center.
Taking advantage of the tradition of knife making which has been handed down for over 700 years in this area, and together with the high technical skill, the luxurious brand of "和 NAGOMI" is produced with time and effort.
The "和 NAGOMI" brand has gained popularity in Western Countries until now.
Therefore, this time we have made the "丸 MARU" series that was developed towards domestic use.
It is a kitchen knife realized for the best comfort and easy maintenance that match the hands of the Japanese people.
It can be use well for a long time at home if you take care of it properly.
The beautiful form, the pleasant sharpness, and easiness of sharpening build the product's pride.
This time we will deliver two kinds of knife from the series, that is Santoku Knife and Petit Knife.
The Santoku knife that is frequently used in house kitchen. It can be use to cut various ingredients.
And Petit Knife that is useful to cut small ingredients.
We will deliver this set of two utility items.
It is an ideal product set to use as a gift.
The Introduction of
「和 NAGOMI」"丸 MARU" Series
The World's Third Largest Cutlery Production Center - The Seki City, Gifu Prefecture
The Seki City which is rich in superior quality of grinding soil, rich of pine charcoal, and blessed with clean water of Nagara River and Tsugo River become the ideal place of swordsmithing.
Excellent swordsmith gathers in this area from the Kamakura period (1185 – 1333).
In the Muromachi Period (1336 – 1573), the swordsmen exceeded to 300 people.
The name of Seki City spread across the country because of the "can not break, can not bend, and cuts well" Katana (Japanese traditional sword).
Many famous swords were born from this land in the war period like The Sengoku Period (around 1493 - 1603).
The sword's unprecedented sharpness was loved by many warlords.
Since then, the land has become the prospered place of the sword production.
700 Excellent traditional techniques nurtured over a number of years have been handed down to the modern knife and cutlery industry.
Today, Seki City is counted as the world's third largest cutlery production center, and also famous among many kitchen knife makers.
The Original Brand Born from The Tradition - 「和 NAGOMI」
The Mitsuboshi Cutlery who handled the 「和 NAGOMI」 brand was established since the 6th year of Meiji (AD 1873) in Seki City, Gifu Prefecture.
We, the Mitsuboshi Cutlery have produced many cutlery tools in various European countries and United States for a long time with utilizing the traditional inherited swordsmith techniques and knowing the proper know-how of swordsmithing.
The original brand 「和 NAGOMI」 was made by the reflection of our best technological capabilities.
The brand has been very popular mainly in Europe and the United States.
Behind the name of 「和 NAGOMI」,
we wish for every family that uses this knife for their dish will always have a gentle heart, and a healthy and full of smile lifestyles.
The brand was made with various component composition of blade material,
the production process also included many works to prepare the material from the molecular structure level by the temperature difference,
until the last sharpening process which was done by the "master".
This 「和 NAGOMI」 brand was luxuriously made with time and effort.
The 「和 NAGOMI」 That can be Use in Japanese House for Long Term Period
「丸 MARU」 is a series from 「和 NAGOMI」 brand that developed to be a kitchen knife suitable for Japanese people.
It is designed with the theme of "modern Japanese" so that you can see it nicely in any kitchen at home.
This series have a beautiful form, the pleasant sharpness, and easiness of sharpening has been devised in various ways considering ease of use at various places.
The Features of The 「和 NAGOMI」"丸 MARU" Series
A Knife with Comfortable Sharpness and Easy to Sharpen Even at Home
It seems that recent trends of knives tend to sharpen the "blade edge".
At first glance it seems that the sharpness of the blade lasts longer, but in fact it is said that the duration of the sharpness is only slightly extended.
The problem is that when the sharpness falls, its hardness make it difficult to sharpen it again.
Therefore, in the 「丸 MARU」 series,
we used a blade material that is not too daring,
and we made technical development to raise the hardness in it.
From this, a knife with comfortable sharpness and easy to sharpen become realized.
If you can sharpen easily at home, you can use it as long as you care for each use while checking the frequency of use and sharpness yourself.
Taking care of it while using it.
It will be nice if you put your affection to take care of it and use it forever as your kitchen knife.
◇ Refer to this link about the detailed introduction article about How to Sharpen Knives
Beautiful Handle Which Matches with Your Grip - Cuts The Beautiful and Smooth Finish
The part of the handle that becomes a hand grip is a smooth shape with no step with excellent grip feeling.
It is a soft form with beautiful curves.
It is made carefully one by one by the craftsmen' hand work.
The hand grip was produced to fit the hands of the Japanese people, through many processes.
The Product List of 「和 NAGOMI」"丸 MARU" Series
The Santoku & Petty Knife Set of
「和 NAGOMI」"丸 MARU" Series
Santoku & Petty Knife Set of The 「和 NAGOMI」"丸 MARU" Series is a product that collects two convenient universal type of kitchen knives, that can be used regardless of ingredients.
The santoku knife is all-purpose knife with easy-to-use size, you can use it to cut meat, fish, and vegetable.
On the other hand, petty knife is a handy small kitchen knife that is useful for peeling fruits and vegetables.
Petty knife can help those who want to cook for short time because it can cut ingredients instantly.
It is also recommended for people who just started cooking.
Both of the two are the most frequently used utility items in the kitchen at home.
How to Care and Precautions for Use
How to Care
· After use, please remove dirt and wipe wthe moisture off.
If there is dirt left or moisture is not fully wiped off, it will cause rust.
· In order to sustain sharpness, please sharpen it once or twice a month.
Tips for Sharpening
· When sharpening knives, please sharpen in order of Arato Rough Whetstone → Nakato Medium Whetstone → Shiage-to Whetstone,
but it is enough if you have a Nakato Medium Whetstone for your regular care at home.
· Include plenty of water in the whetstone, place it on a flat place and stabilize, angle of the whetstone and kitchen knife keeps constant about 1 piece (about 15 degrees).
· Move the kitchen knife on the wheel slowly back and forth. Put in force when pushing and pull out when pulling.
Please sharpen the same number of times on the front and back of the blade.
· The liquid that comes out while sharpening contains fine powder of whetstone. Let's not wash away this powder because it will help you to create fine cutting edge.
Precautions for Use
· Do not put in force while putting your fingers or palm directly on the back of the kitchen knife.
There is a risk of hurting your fingers and palm at the corners of the back.
When cutting hard material such as pumpkin, please use gloves or put cloth etc. on the back side and use.
· When cutting hard objects such as bone meat and frozen foods, please use special kitchen knife.
· Do not use on hard objects such as metal or stone. It may cause damage.
· When using it for the first time, rinse thoroughly with a dish detergent in sponge and rinse well.
· Do not put it into microwave or oven to dry it.
It is Also Good for Presents
The Santoku Knife of 「和 NAGOMI」"丸 MARU" Series is shipped in a special dressing box.
It can be use as gifts, even to our most loved ones.
It is an ideal gifts for those who like cuisine, and having interest in using kitchen utensils.
Size / Specification
Blade Length: 180mm、
Handle Length: 125mm、
Peak Thickness: 2.3mm
Blade Length: 155mm、
Handle Length: 95mm、
Peak Thickness: 2.0m
|Weight:||Santoku Knife Approximately 180 g
Petty Knife Approximately 95g
|Material:||Blade: 440 A molybdenum steel (HRC hardness: 58)
Handle Part: stainless steel inlaid on laminated reinforced wood
|Place of Origin:||Japan (Seki City, Gifu Prefecture)|