Sakai Kikumori x Yoshikazu Tanaka Damascus Blue #1 Gyuto 240mm

Sakai Kikumori x Yoshikazu Tanaka Damascus Blue #1 Gyuto 240mm

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Sakai Kikumori was founded in 1926 and has had a long history of working with a variety of blacksmiths and sharpeners. Drawing on over 600 years of knife making history in Sakai, they’ve grown to be a big brand name not only in Japan, but around the world.

In April 2011, the Sakai Chamber of Commerce awarded Kawamura Hamono (the company behind the brand Sakai Kikumori) with the certification of “SAKAI WAZASHU”. This was in recognition of the company’s growth and international reputation, which has contributed to Japan’s economic development.

This kitchen knife was forged by Yoshikazu Tanaka, widely known as one of the best blacksmiths in Sakai, and all of Japan. He is renowned for his use of pine charcoal in his heat treatment, resulting in blades with high sharpness and edge retention. With decades of experience, Tanaka-san has mastered carbon steel knife forging and produces in small volumes. Enthusiasts adore his signature wavy clad line between the hagane and jigane that distinguishes his work from other artisans.

Blade Type: Gyuto
Core: Blue #1 (Aogami 1)
Cladding: Iron Clad Damascus
Handle: Octogonal Wa Magnolia with Buffalo Horn Ferrule
HRC: 63-64
Weight: 220g
Blade Length: 240mm

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