Sakai Takayuki Homura Kogetsu By Itsuo Doi Petty 150mm

About the shape - This is the knife for smaller jobs that are done on a cutting board. Perfect for slicing shallots, cutting herbs, and boning smaller proteins. Additionally, Petty knives are an indispensable tool for those who feel uncomfortable wielding a larger chef knife.

About the Maker - Sakai Takayuki is well-known as the largest knife maker in Sakai. The company hosts a number of blacksmiths and craftsmen who work together to create a huge array of knives. The most famous blacksmith at the company is Itsuo Doi - they have built a factory for him to work in and produce his art. 

Ituso Doi-san is the son of a legendary blacksmith Keijiro Doi, who perfected the technique of forge-welding steel at the lowest temperature possible and passed it down to his son.This technique means that the carbon steel will not lose much of its carbon during the forge-welding process, which allows him to make a knife that is protected by soft steel, without sacrificing the hardness of the core steel.

Originally Doi-san specialized in single-bevel knives, but Sakai Takayuki (the knife brand that represents Doi-san) convinced him to make double-beveled knives which gave birth to the Homura series that we carry today.  Homura is an old way of saying flame or blaze. If you see the side of the knife, it has 焔 (Homura: flame) engraved on it.

Knife Shape Petty
Blade Length 150mm
Steel Type
#2 Aogami (Blue carbon Steel)
Rockwell Hardness 62:64
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagon Cherry wood with black Pakka wood collar
Blacksmith/Maker Itsuo Doi
About Sakai Takayuki - Sakai Takayuki is well-known as the largest knife maker in Sakai. The company hosts a number of blacksmiths and craftsmen who work together to create a huge array of knives. Although the Sakai region traditionally specializes in single-bevel blades, Sakai Takayuki makes many different shapes.
The most famous blacksmith at the company is Itsuo Doi - they have built a factory for him to work in and produce his art. The collective is also host to the knife-sharpening Yamatsuka family.

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