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.
Double bevel slicer for boneless meat and fish. The name translates to “muscle cutter”. It is usually long and thin with a low profile and the purpose of it is for cutting in one single slice in order to create minimum cellular damage which is preserving the original texture and flavor of the protein. Perfect for slicing and back draw cut motions. This special knife features a K-tip like the Kiritsukes and reminds a lot of traditional Katanas.
|Brand / Blacksmith||Sakai Kikumori|
|Knife type||Sujihiki Kiritsuke|
|Blade Length / Total length mm||260 / 410|
|Grind||50 / 50|
|Steel type||Stainless MV|
|HRC hardness||60 – 62|
|Handle type / Material / Ferrule||Octagonal / Rosewood / Wooden|
|Spine Thickness at heel / tip mm||2,6 / 0,3|
|Blade height at heel mm||40|