Sakai knives have been evolving for the last 600 years. Sakai Kikumori is considered as one of the most prestigious manufacturers collaborating with some of the legends in the area of Sakai like blacksmiths Yoshikazu Tanaka, Shiraki and top Japanese sharpener Morihiro. These kind of top cooperations go back to 1925 when the company Kawamura Hamono started.

The Wasiki Series are made with AUS-8 stainless steel and they feature an octagonal Wa-handle made of Rosewood.

Meaning “Beef knife” in Japanese, the Gyuto is the most common and basic of all knives, the Japanese version of the classic western Chef’s knife. It is used as a multi-purpose knife, suitable for meat, fish, vegetables and more. Can be used with almost all different cutting techniques.

Brand / Blacksmith Sakai Kikumori
Series Wasiki
Knife type Gyuto
Blade Length / Total length mm 210 / 360
Grind 50 / 50
Finish Polished
Steel type Stainless MV
Forging method Monosteel
HRC hardness 60 – 62
Handle type / Material / Ferrule Octagonal / Rosewood / Wooden
Spine Thickness at heel / tip mm 1,6 / 0,3
Blade height at heel mm 46
Weight gr 136