Hado Sakai Sumi

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.

The Sumi series is a special collaboration between Knifewear and Hado Sakai. The blades are forged by Yoshikazu Tanaka with a kurouchi finish is unusual in Sakai, but we think it makes the knives extra snazzy. We also suggested they make a ko-bunka, and we think it rocks! This line cuts like a razor, looks stunningly rustic, and gets a Sakai knife in your kitchen at a very reasonable price.

Steel Type Shirogami #2 (White Carbon Steel) With Carbon Steel Cladding
Rockwell Hardness 61-63
Blacksmith Yoshikazu Tanaka
Brand Hado Sakai
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle - Octagon Oak handle