Blades of Glory: Moritaka Hamono
When we discuss Moritaka Hamono, we're not just talking about a company that makes knives; we're discussing a legacy that traces back to the 13th century when they crafted swords for Buddhist priests and feudal lords. Their motto, “to be tenacious through craftsmanship, to always look for means with a sense of crisis” has navigated them through centuries of changing times.
What sets Moritaka Hamono apart is their flawless execution of hand forged constructed, Aogami #2, and Aogami Super Steel, with the perfect heat treatment. With such high-quality materials and their low-temperature cladding process, Moritaka knives have remarkable edge retention and hardness. Pair with a Hasegawa Cutting Board and you can have seemingly endless edge retention.
Moritaka Knives: Beyond Just a Tool
Moritaka Hamono is known for the seamless blend of functionality and aesthetic design in their knives. Their attention to detail is evident in every part, from the walnut handles shaped octagonally, to the stainless steel tangs ensuring durability and longevity. They offer a vast lineup of knife shapes, including unique offerings not found in other brands.
Moritaka Hamono: The Legacy Continues
More than their craftsmanship, Moritaka Hamono's story is one of adaptability and perseverance. They are recognized for their affordable yet solid hand-forged Japanese chef knives, which have found fans across the globe. Despite their popularity, Moritaka Hamono continues to commit to quality, forging ahead with the same dedication that has sustained them for centuries.