Behind the Sakai Takayuki knives come a 600-year of knife making history by skilled craftsmen in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, in Japan. Since then, the excellent workmanship and technology that create these knives remain unchanged. Sakai Takayuki is one of the most well known and respected Japanese knife makers. Sakai is the most known region in Japana, from where more than 90% of Japanese-style knives come. Sakai’s knives are known for their excellent quality and superb performance. Sakai Takayuki combines beauty of design with functionality. Sakai Takayuki maintains the traditional skills of Sakai`s japanese knives and demonstrate the skills of world-class masters. Each knife is carefully finished by the craftsmen of Sakai Takayuki and you can be assured that the knife will perform right out of the box.
Sakai Takayuki offers a wide range of knives with different styles, using different steels and handles. Everyone will find something interesting. In our store, we have selected three great series of Sakai Takayuki knives: 33 layers Damascus, 45 layers Damascus and traditional 100% hand-made knives from Tokojou series. Each of them is different but all of them are of superb quality.
The Tokojou is a line of traditional knives that are 100% handmade and may differ one from another. Tokojou knives are forged from a Yasuki white number two steel- a high carbon steel- thus they require more care than knives made of stainless steel. Tokojou line goes through additional tempering, cooling and hammering steps to ensure maximum sharpness and blade strength. All knives from Tokojou line are single edged suitable for right handed users. Sakai Takayuki Tokojou Sashimi 240mm White Steel #2 is recommended for professional and more experience users.
Sakai Takayuki Tokojou Sashimi 240mm White Steel #2 will be the perfect choice for someone looking for a traditional carbon steel real Japanese Yanagiba in professional 270mm length. You will be surprised by the performance of Tokojou knives.