Apprenticing with Masami Asai then Kamotou Hamono in Takefu Knife Village, then going back to work for Asai-San. He has since taken over his brand after his Master passed away in 2014. Nao Yamamoto is one of the most noteworthy blacksmiths today. Born in 1979 he is relatively young and making a great name for himself. Winning a first prize at the Nippon knife show in Kobe Japan. He also recently was recently awarded Dentokogeshi. Making him a recognized Master as well.
He works with various metals, and is known for great forging techniques, as well as heat treat. We are extremely pleased to be able to offer some of Yamamoto-San's knives, as there is a long wait because of the high quality and popularity.
This line is visually stunning as well as has incredible performance. There are not many better knives in this price bracket.
Total Length - 270 mm (10.6 in.)
Weight - 86 g (3 oz.)
Edge Length - 141 mm (5.5 in.)
Heel Height - 32 mm
Steel Type - Aogami Super
HRC - 64-65
Cladding - Carbon Damascus
Bevel - Double Bevel
Handle - Spalted Tamarind Elder Burl Custom Octagonal
(Custom handles often have inclusions or small imperfections. We make sure every handle is structurally sound before install. All of our handles are handcrafted)
Please do not cut frozen foods or bones with these knives.
Always wash with a cloth and warm soapy water and dry after use