This line is forged by Yoshikazu Tanaka. Tanaka-San only forges about 30 knives a day which is a very small amount. His knives are highly regarded for performance and edge retention. Every person should have at least 1 knife made by Tanaka-San.
Sakai Kikumori was established in 1926. For 92 years they have devoted them selves to blade making using the most skilled craftsmen they can. We feel the fit and finish of these knives are always very high end. There is alot of attention to detail.
This new line to us by Yoshikazu Tanaka and finished by Sakai Kikumori is absolutely incredible. Forged almost completely to shape by Tanaka-San with Aogami #1 and water quenched, with true wide bevels ground in and finished by Sakai Kikumori. This knife is a must have.
Length - 385 mm (15.1 in.)
Weight - 242 g (8.6) oz)
Edge Length - 235 mm (9.25 in.)
Steel Type - Blue (Aogami) #1
Heel Height - 51 mm
Cladding- Soft Iron
Handle - African Blackwood, Faux Ivory, Box Elder Burl Custom Octagonal
Please do not cut frozen foods or bones with these knives.
Always wash with a cloth and warm soapy water and dry after use