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Gyuto • 210 mm • AUS10 • Japanese octave handle • Mahogany • for right and left handed use
The damascus pattern fans across the blade differently on each knife. A total of sixteen layers of stainless steel with a core of AUS10, supplied by the Aichi steel manufacturer. The core is hardened to 60 rockwell, so that the knife retains its sharpness, but can also be kept sharp. The authentic magnolia octave handle provides a traditional look, but also provides a good hand feel. Balance of this series lies just in front of the bolster and is ideal for the pinch grip.
Sakai Kanechika is based out of Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture. This area is well known for its many knifemakers. Some of these knifemakers use sub contractors, who are specialised in their own field. Like us, we specialise in sharpening, they are also small mostly family owned businesses who specialise in sharpening or forging etcetera. Eventually the knife is finished at the mani factory. Mr. Fujii san speciallises in sharpening and is in the knife business for more then 50 years. Fuji san continues to sharpen to this day and with the popularity of his knives, he has been able to bring on new apprentices to make knives in order to passionately pass on his skills to the next generation.
“I’ve had some difficulties with the flow of the times, but I’m really glad to see people who are happy with my knives. My dream is to bring awareness to the quality and sharpness of Japanese knives.”
– Keiichi Fujii