Hasu-Seizo is a family owned and operated business that is proud to offer handcrafted Japanese knives to the greater Seattle region. Our extended family is a manufacture of the Sakai Takayuki brand.
Growing up in the southern part of Osaka, Japan the Sakai city was familiar to many, and we have used Sakai's kitchen knife for many years. After moving to America, I felt the importance of Japanese tradition, technology and technique, and "Hasu-Seizo" began with the desire to let you know the tradition and splendor of this Japanese Sakai knife. Traditional Japanese kitchen knife technology is a gem that reaches back to Japanese sword making and the world can now experience.
We have had the honor of using Sakai Takayuki knives and touring their facility located in Sakai city. The master craftsmen hand forge these knives using traditional techniques.
The knives allow for the unique chef skills that Japanese cuisine require. While the quality of the knives can help with chef's they are also useful for peoples homes. Having high quality knifes improves the quality and longevity of the food being prepared.
We value thehistoryof the Japanese knife making process, traditions passed from generation to generation through hard work and apprenticeship.
A kitchen knife is part of your cooking life. These knives are both functional and artistic. The sharpness is guaranteed. Consider investing in a knife that will stay sharp and last a life time with the right care!
What does Hasu-Seizo mean?
“Hasu” means lotus flower in Japanese which is our son’s name in kanji and Seizo means pure storehouse which is my grandfather's name kanji.
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