Hado Sakai Junpaku

Hado Sakai sources blades from the best knife makers in Sakai, and has them sharpened by their resident master-sharpener, Maruyama-san. Hado Sakai was the first maker in Sakai to bring carbon steel clad with stainless steel to Yoshikazu Tanaka-san, and now Tanaka-san loves it! He now forges with this steel for several different companies.

These knives are extra special, crafted from Shirogami #1 with stainless cladding making them super rare in Sakai. This means insane sharpness and performance from the core steel, but less maintenance than a regular carbon steel knife. Sakai Hado was the first maker in Sakai to make knives this way, and Yoshikazu Tanaka is the blacksmith behind this masterpiece.

Steel Type Shirogami #1 (White Carbon Steel) with Stainless Steel Cladding
Rockwell Hardness 62-64
Blacksmith Yoshikazu Tanaka
Brand Hado Sakai
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle - Octagon Magnolia handle with a Horn Collar