PURE BLACK JAPANESE STEEL
Hinoki exclusively uses the purest form of carbon, White Steel #1 — the closest material to tamahagane, the steel originally used to craft Japanese swords — to completely hand-forge its Black Carbon 1 Blades. Utilising a jealously guarded technique we render the blade a stunning black to create a knife that is extraordinarily sharp with exceptional edge retention and a pleasure to resharpen.
The Hand Carved Wood
SHOU SUGI CHARRED WALNUT
Carved of solid American Walnut, the wood’s grain has been rendered in a stunning all black finish using the traditional Japanese treatment shou sugi ban, an ancient process that first involves charring the wood with fire, cooling it, cleaning it, and finishing it with a natural oil — this is done not merely for aesthetics but to preserve the wood for longer and prevent decay.