Steel Type: 1095 Carbon Steel
The unique process to finish this handmade knife has quality at top priority. Chef Nate Bonner drafted and designed the shape, then they are CNC laser cut, and finally individually hardened by hand. Our knife handles feature gorgeous natural materials including, maple burls, curly maple, box elder, oak, ebony or buckeye all of which are processed through a proprietary aging and stabilization process, before finishing. These knives are hand assembled by Bonner and his team. This process ensures they are sanded, polished and the edge is honed to NHB Knifeworks pricision standards.
NHB Knifeworks Carbon Steel Santoku
Nate has always had a fascination with knives and a special appreciation for the quality and workmanship of a great knife. Captivated by knives big and small since childhood, Nate’s passion for knives was further cultivated in his 10-year career as a chef. Professionally trained at the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) in Montpelier, Vermont, Nate went on to work in restaurants in Vermont, California and eventually his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, where he held several Executive Chef positions. A gifted culinary instructor, Nate specialized in teaching “knife skills” further honing his pursuit of the perfect knife.
A true artist, Nate had always looked for beauty and functionality when purchasing a knife, but often found himself making technical changes to his knives to optimize their performance. Seeing an opportunity to combine his love of knives, his unique knowledge and experience in the culinary arts and his desire to create one-of-a-kind, high quality knives, Nate set out to create his “dream knives.” It was from that successful effort that NHB Knife Works was born.