Sakai Kikumori Gokujyo Nagoya-Saki (Nagoya style) Eel knife 105mm

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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: White #2
  • HRC: 61~63
  • Edge Length: 95 mm
  • Height at heel: 24.15 mm
  • Distal Taper Heel: 3.18 mm
  • Distal Taper Mid: 2.71 mm
  • Distal Taper Tip: 2.13 mm
  • Weight: 71 grams 
  • Handle: Oval Magnolia w/Buffalo Horn Collar
  • Shape: Eel Knife
  • Finish: Kasumi
  • Cladding: Iron
  • Construction: Ni-Mai
  • Edge bevel: Single
  • Knife Line: Kikuzuki Single Bevel
  • Blacksmith: Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Maker: Sakai Kikumori
  • Sharpener: Sakai Kikumori
  • Place of Origin: Sakai, Japan

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