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
Series Wasiki
Knife type Sujihiki Kiritsuke
Blade Length / Total length mm 260 / 410
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 2,6 / 0,3
Blade height at heel mm 40
Weight gr 166