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Bunka • 160 mm • VG10 • Western handle • Mahogony • for both left and right hand use
Sakai and recent work VG10 Maho series Manufactured in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, a series of rust-resistant VG10 (V gold No. 10) stainless steel is used as the core material, and this is carefully sharpened one by one by Mr. Keiichi Fujii, a kitchen knife craftsman who has continued for three generations. is. The handle is Western-style, using mahogany-style plywood and processed into a shape that fits comfortably in the hand. Also, although it is a Western-style pattern, it is lighter and easier to handle than other Western-style patterns because it contains only the middle core.
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