Located in Toyama City, Toyama prefecture, Sukenari (Skenari Ltd.) has been in the knife forging business since 1933. Toyama is a costal city in the heart of Japan known for power supply and robot manufacturing.
Sukenari knives have been made with all types of knife making steels in the past, but are gaining recognition for their use of modern steel such as SG2 & ZDP189. They hand-forge everything from single bevel traditional Japanese blades, to 3 rivet full tang western knives.
All knives in this series are fitted with a wa-octagonal handle. This is our favourite shape for a knife handle at The Cook's Edge, it gives excellent control and fits comfortably in the hand of either left or right handers.