Ikenami Hamono Bannou Gift Set 150mm + 130mm
Two bannou general-use kitchen knives in an attractive and practical paired set, beautifully presented in Tanegashima-themed gift-wrapping. Note these are not on sale, the price listed above shows the saving over buying both knives separately. In Japanese 'bannou' means ten thousand abilities, and it's essentially the same knife as a santoku or bunka-bocho.
The Knives: Two hand-forged Tanegashima bannou all-purpose kitchen knives, 13cm and 15cm blade lengths, black-forged warikomi blades in shirogami#1/nantetsu. Cherry handles. The warikomi "hagane inside/nantetsu outside" construction is the same principal as the Japanese sword but reversed, the low-hardness outer layer providing tensile strength. Easy sharpening, fantastic edge retention.
The 13cm bannou is a very small knife. We recommend this particularly for older users who still prepare meals but who may have lost strength in the wrist. The lightness and sharpness is ideal and cuts effortlessly through those niggling items like red meat fat and chicken skin. Nice for singles and couples and as a supplementary knife for bigger families.
The 15cm bannou offers a good combination of light weight and effortless cutting. Terrific for fish. Cuts bread beautifully. Recommended for singles, couples and small families.
Gift Box: Velvet-lined card box, silver embossed lid. Dimensions 350mm x 150mm x 35mm. Gift-wrapped.
|Blade steel:||YSS Shirogami#1 | nantetsu|
|Bevel:||Ryōba double bevel|
|Left-handed available:||Handle and blade suit both hands|
|Weight in hand:||162g
|Weight in hand:||142g|
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