Sakai Kikumori knives are expertly crafted, and very fun to use. Sakai Kikumori has been in business since 1926, and are recognized for their top quality chef knives all throughout Japan.
This line of knives falls under the "damn that's nice" category. They are super thin behind the edge with a nice sturdy spine, and a cutting edge forged from Hitachi blue carbon steel. This gives them very high appeal to professionals looking for great edge retention and comfort.
The finish on these knives is a rough textured stainless cladding that we call a nashiji, which means "pear skin texture"
These knives all come fixed to an octagonal magnolia handle adorned with a buffalo horn collar. I truly believe this is the ultimate way to handle knives like this. The shape fits perfectly into ones hands, and gives an overall light feel for jet-fighter like control.