Welcome to the world of Sakai Takayuki! Based in Sakai, Osaka, we take immense pride in our family brand and are excited to introduce it to you. Our collection boasts an extensive range of knives, from small paring knives to Nakiri, Santoku, Gyuto, and Yanagiba, providing you with a plethora of options to choose from. We're delighted to share the craftsmanship with you!
Sakai Knives hold a prestigious status as a traditional craft, acclaimed not just in Japan but globally. The unparalleled sharpness of their tempered steel remains unmatched. With a rich heritage spanning 600 years, Sakai Takayuki Knives continue to be cherished and produced, boasting excellence recognized worldwide.
Meet Doi San, a second-generation master blacksmith hailing from Sakai, Osaka. Renowned for his exceptional skills, he excels in the art of hand-forging some of the finest knives available. Doi San's expertise lies in crafting high carbon steel wonders like aoniko and shirogami, making his creations a cut above the rest.
Discover our exquisite collection, featuring stainless steel Damascus and Aoniko high carbon steel Damascus from Sawakazuma. Echizen knives boast a rich heritage spanning 700 years, taking the art of thin Japanese knives to new heights with their exceptional craftsmanship. Embrace the beauty and precision of these masterpieces in your kitchen.
A small family-run blacksmith in Miki, Hyogo prefecture, is renowned for their signature Misuzu Hamono knife. Originally invented by the founder, Shinji Suzuki, in 1946, this versatile knife has earned acclaim. Today, Yamato Miyawaki, the third-generation knife maker, continues the tradition after marrying into the family. Explore the craftsmanship of Misuzu knives and elevate your culinary experience.
In the Ibaraki Prefecture, beyond Tokyo, two master blacksmiths create exquisite high carbon masterpieces through the art of hand forging.
Isamitsu, a smaller yet exceptional company, focuses on crafting unique, handcrafted designs using premium materials. Their knives are meticulously designed with high carbon steel options like Aogami Super (Blue Super Steel), shirogami (white steel #1), and aoniko (blue steel #2), complemented by locally sourced wood such as maple and burberry.
The hand-forged Aogami Super stands as one of the most challenging materials to forge due to its composition, demanding unparalleled skill.
It is our privilege to collaborate with these esteemed master blacksmiths!
Established in 1932, this venerable company boasts over 90 years of heritage and operates from Sakai City, renowned for being a prominent knife-producing region in Japan. Their unwavering commitment to quality management shines through in every aspect, from the blade's razor-sharp edge to expertly installed handles, and a dedication to educating the local community. We look forward to expanding our collection of Kaneshige Hamono's knives.
Yasuhiko Fujiwara, hailing from Miki City, is a highly skilled blacksmith renowned for his exceptional craftsmanship. Holding the esteemed title of Dento Kogeishi, he is certified by Japan as a master of traditional artistry, exemplifying a profound understanding of his craft. Proudly carrying on a legacy dating back to 1927, he represents the third generation of the esteemed Fujiwara Kogatana Seisakusho. From inception to completion, Yasuhiko personally oversees every step of the knife production process, ensuring meticulous attention to detail. With passion and dedication, he engages in the intricate art of forging, expertly crafting the blades with precision. A true master, Yasuhiko cherishes the traditions of his ancestors while infusing innovation into his work, resulting in extraordinary knives that bear the mark of his unparalleled skill.
A fourth-generation blacksmith from Miki City, the oldest blacksmith town in Japan, is a true master with a rich heritage of craftsmanship. He honed his skills in crafting both double-edged and single-edged knives in Takefu City, Fukui Prefecture, under the guidance of a traditional craftsman, and helped launch the brand Seikisaku. With his skillful hands at work, each knife becomes a work of art, showcasing his versatility and prowess in the world of blacksmithing. Owning one of Shigeki Tanaka's creations not only grants you a remarkable cutting tool but also a piece of history and dedication to the art of knife-making, epitomizing the timeless traditions of Japanese craftsmanship.
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