About Sakai Kikumori - Sakai Kikumori is a wholesaler in Sakai, sort of like Sakai Takayuki and Konosuke. They work with several blacksmiths and sharpeners including Shiraki Hamono, Yoshikazu Tanaka and Morihiro.
The Shirogami steel used in this knife is very traditional in Japanese knife making. Shirogami is prized for its purity, which allows it to get blazingly sharp and keep its edge incredibly well.
We wanted to have the best of honyaki. This is made with white carbon steel #1 as it is the most difficult to successfully make honyaki knives with, has beautiful Mt. Fuji hamon on the blade, mirror polished and finally comes with beautiful Quince handle and Saya
The blade is forged by Satoshi Nakagawa-san of Nakagawa Hamono. Nagawa-san learnt his skills from a legendary Ken-ichi Shiraki of Shiraki Hamono.
|Steel Type||#1 Shirogami (white carbon) Steel|
|Knife Line||Sakai Kikumori|