Collection: Sakai Kikumori Asagiri

Sakai Kikumori was established in 1926, and takes extreme pride in the fact their area of the country is world famous for knife making.
They forge everything from traditional single bevel knives for sushi perpetration, to double edged "western" knives, and are also famous for their water quenched honyaki knives.
 
 In April, 2011, Kawamura Hamono received the certification of “SAKAI WAZASHU” by the Sakai Chamber of Commerce, and are not only recognized by the Japanese government for their contributions to the local economy, but also a nod to their reputation around the globe.
 
These knives are forged by master Yoshikazu Tanaka, one of the most talented and highly regarded blacksmiths in the region. He uses a Hitachi white carbon #2 cutting core to craft these beautiful wa-handled knives. He then sends the knives off to another local traditional craftsman, who then grinds, sharpens and polishes a cloudy finish. This finish is known as a Kasumi finish.

All knives in this line are fitted with a single piece Lacquered handle made from burnt oak

Knife specs:
Steel: Yasuki white #2
HRC: 62:63
Wa-Handle: Octagonal Lacquered Burnt Oak 
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  • Sakai Kikumori Asagiri Bunka 180mm
    Sakai Kikumori Asagiri Kiritsuke Santoku 180mm - The Cook's Edge
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  • Sakai Kikumori Asagiri Kiritsuke Gyuto 225mm
    Sakai Kikumori Asagiri Kiritsuke Gyuto 225mm - The Cook's Edge
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  • Sakai Kikumori Asagiri Kiritsuke Petty 150mm
    Sakai Kikumori Asagiri Kiritsuke Petty 150mm - The Cook's Edge
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