Unagi: Eel knives from Japan take on a few different shapes depending on the region they are from. Edo-saki from the Kanto region have a very distinct stubby handle, and a Tanto style tip. The Kyo-Saki from Kyoto has a robust spine that is said to serve multiple purposes, acting as a sharpening angle guide and a tool for hammering the pin into the Eel to secure it to the board. The Nagoya-saki is a small blade meant for ultimate control when dealing with the slippery sea creature. Finally, the Osaka-Saki resembles a Kiridashi on steroids. This design allows the user to split the belly, and avoid poking to far in rupturing organs.

Knife Specs:

Knife specs are taken from a randomly selected knife. These specs may vary from knife to knife due to the handmade nature of our products.

  • Steel: Shirogami #2 (White Carbon)
  • HRC: 61~63
  • Edge Length: mm
  • Height at heel: mm
  • Spine thickness above heel: mm
  • Weight: grams
  • Handle: D-Shaped White Magnolia w/Buffalo Horn Collar
  • Shape: Eel Knife
  • Finish: Kasumi
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Construction: Single Bevel
  • Knife Line: Kikuzuki Single bevel
  • Company: Sakai Kikumori
  • Blacksmith: Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Place of Origin: Sakai, Japan

    Sakai Kikumori Gokujyo Kyo-Saki (Kyoto Style) Eel knife

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    Unagi: Eel knives from Japan take on a few different shapes depending on the region they are from. Edo-saki from the Kanto region have a very distinct stubby handle, and a Tanto style tip. The Kyo-Saki from Kyoto has a robust spine that is said to serve multiple purposes, acting as a sharpening angle guide and a tool for hammering the pin into the Eel to secure it to the board. The Nagoya-saki is a small blade meant for ultimate control when dealing with the slippery sea creature. Finally, the Osaka-Saki resembles a Kiridashi on steroids. This design allows the user to split the belly, and avoid poking to far in rupturing organs.

    Knife Specs:

    Knife specs are taken from a randomly selected knife. These specs may vary from knife to knife due to the handmade nature of our products.

    • Steel: Shirogami #2 (White Carbon)
    • HRC: 61~63
    • Edge Length: mm
    • Height at heel: mm
    • Spine thickness above heel: mm
    • Weight: grams
    • Handle: D-Shaped White Magnolia w/Buffalo Horn Collar
    • Shape: Eel Knife
    • Finish: Kasumi
    • Cladding: Soft Iron
    • Construction: Single Bevel
    • Knife Line: Kikuzuki Single bevel
    • Company: Sakai Kikumori
    • Blacksmith: Yoshikazu Tanaka
    • Place of Origin: Sakai, Japan

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