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Yaxell

Yaxell has been a major knife supplier in Japan since 1932. They have contributed to the advancement of knife technology, and supply superior quality kitchen knives to hotel and restaurant chefs around the world. The outstanding edges of Yaxell knives has been achieved by combining advanced technology with unsurpassed knowledge and expertise of the craftsmen making these professional kitchen knives. Their skills have been cultivated in traditional Japanese sword making techniques, handed down from generation to generation over seven centuries in Seki, Japan, the capital of swords and knives. These top quality knives are now available to discerning home chefs as kitchen knives exist as essential products in our daily lives. This is the reason why Yaxell continues to strive for the kind of quality knife that customers not only want, but need. To that end, Yaxell was tasked to create the Yaxell Dragon series for Apogee Culinary Designs. Combining the best of current technology with the unsurpassed knowledge and expertise of traditional craftsmen, they are highly recommended by customers all over the world.
The Yaxell Dragon series of knives are constructed from one of the most advanced, durable and rust-resistant steels enriched with Nitrogen, the most abundant element in the atmosphere. This unique CTS BD1N steel made by Carpenter Steel Company in Reading, Pennsylvania and has a unique chromium molecule treated by liquid nitrogen. This proprietary process creates a stainless steel that is significantly stronger, more rust-resistant and harder than most blade steels, achieving a 63HRC hardness rating. This results in a blade with an edge life that is sharper and longer-lasting than other stainless steels. The handles are made from Micarta, an exceptionally durable synthetic laminate. Each handle is shaped by the hands of skilled craftsman to provide an extremely comfortable and non-slip surface. The incorporation of stainless steel rivets gives this exciting series an impervious quality that defines the beauty for a lifetime.
Yaxell Dragon kitchen knives have been conceived and crafted specifically to be the food-prep knives you reach for every day. With Dragon kitchen knives, you get Japanese cutlery excellence and state-of-the-art American steel—truly the best of both worlds.

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