Nakano Knives brings world class Japanese Knife Making to the West

Seki, Japan – The renowned knife capital of Japan. The city is considered the home of Japanese knife making, where state of the art craftsmanship originated from ancient forging skills to produce world class kitchen knives. With a focus on quality craftsmanship and traditional techniques, Nakano Knives offers a range of knives which are not only for professional use but also for home cooks and food enthusiasts. It is Nakano’s aim to bring high quality Japanese knife making to the West. Hence their slogan: Connecting East & West.

Seki, located in the 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 is home to some of the most skilled knife makers in the world. Nakano Knives is proud to be part of this legacy, and these handmade kitchen knives are made in Seki by master artisans using traditional techniques passed down through generations.

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 the handle materials are carefully selected to ensure a comfortable grip and balance. The knives are sharpened to a razor-sharp edge and are built to last a lifetime with proper care.

“Our goal is to create knives that not only perform exceptionally but also have a sense of beauty and artistry. We are honored to be part of the rich knife-making tradition of Seki and are committed to preserving and promoting the traditional techniques and craftsmanship of the city.”

Nakano is endorsed by world class professional chefs like John DeLucie, Chef Proprietor to New York City’s most popular restaurants for the last two decades; Emma Bengtsson first Swedish female chef to hold two Michelin stars, working at one of New York City’s most prestigious restaurants Aquavit and celebrity chef James Currie who educated and inspired food enthusiasts around the world during his time at SORTEDfood to name a few. Nakano is proud to work with some of the best chef’s in the world and is destined to support culinary excellence. 

“Working together with one of New York City’s most popular Chef’s is a great honour for us” – Nakano Knives

Chef John DeLucie who soared to fame at Waverly Inn, has recently partnered with South Village Hospitality Group to open Ainslie Brooklyn and most recently Ainslie Bowery, and today is a marquee name for Cook Unity, a delivery start-up and consulting chef. 

“As someone who relies on the tools I use in the kitchen, I can confidently say that Nakano knives are a great investment.” – Chef 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 in select retailers worldwide.

About Nakano Knives:

Nakano Knives is a culinary knife brand making made in Japan knives accessible to professional chefs and food enthusiasts around the world. With a focus 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 handmade in Seki by master artisans using traditional techniques passed down through generations.

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Company Name: Nakano Knives
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Country: Japan
Website: https://nakano-knives.com/


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