(NAPSA) – When something is handmade, it is seen as being constructed with the utmost care and with a personal attention to detail that just isn’t possible with machines and modern technology. This old-school appreciation applies to a variety of items, from home-cooked meals to rustic furniture, from crocheted quilts to-surprisingly-kitchen knives.
For example, many Japanese knives still feature a lot of handiwork in their design and finishing. Plus, because the development of these knives is so ‘hands on,’ the results can be felt-and appreciated-when they’re put to use in the kitchen.
The Twin Cermax M66 from J.A. Henckels is manufactured at the company’s recently acquired factory in Japan and adheres to the Japanese tradition of fine craftsmanship.
The M66 steel core is made of high-carbon steel, covered with a corrosion-resistant steel. An innovative coating material protects the extremely hard core, thus minimizing any chance of corrosion and breakage. The blade is crafted in Japan with traditional hand honing for a razor-sharp cutting edge. And due to the stability of the cutting edge and the Asian edge angle, it stays extra-sharp to stand up to the toughest demands in the kitchen.
The handles are made from a new material called Micarta, developed from linen and synthetic resin compounded by pressure and heat. Micarta’s distinguishing features are its elegant, wood-like appearance and smooth finish. The ergonomic handle design was created in cooperation with top Japanese Iron Chef Rokusaburo Michaba.
To learn more, visit the Web site at www.jahenckels.com.