Sakai Takayuki Knives Selection Part.1

Sakai Takayuki Knives Selection Part.1

(Sakai Takayuki Grand Chef SP-Type III, Sakai Takayuki Kasumitogi (White Steel) Engraving and Sakai Takayuki HANAFUBUKI Ginsan Damascus)

Sakai Takayuki is known for being one of the biggest manufacturers of Japanese knives in the world as well as the top knife maker in Sakai. The company is from Sakai, the samurai city in Osaka which is also the birthplace of Japanese sword making and handcrafted Japanese cutlery since the 14th century.

Similar to Japanese swords, Sakai knives are made from high carbon steel and forged using many of the same techniques. Highly skilled craftsmen apply special techniques during the manufacturing process of these knives which are known for its quality, toughness, sharpness, edge-life, design, and functionality.
Let’s check some of the best Sakai Takayuki knives below.

Sakai Takayuki Grand Chef SP-Type III

Sakai Takayuki Grand Chef SP-Type III

The Grand Chef line of knives are made from AEB-L steel. This steel is manufactured by the Uddelholm Steel Company, which was established in 1670 in the Munkfors District in Sweden and is known to be one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision rolled steel products. AEB-L steel contains an extremely low amount of phosphorous and sulfur, and this steel is known to be one of the finest in the world. Sakai Takayuki Grand Chef knives use this type of steel, which is known for its exceptional sharpness and abrasion and corrosion resistance. These knives feature a 60 HRC hardness rating and are easy to sharpen.

Sakai Takayuki Grand Chef SP Type-III Series knives are incredibly sharp, light, and extremely durable. The knives are 100% made with AEB-L steel with the lowest impurities and are forged in Japan. The knives are lightweight as they’re processed thinner, however they feature a 61-62 HRC hardness rating. Additionally, the handles are incredibly stylish and are handcrafted out of a color stabilized hybrid resin with a polished stainless bolster. These knives are extremely durable, easy to grip, well-balanced, and are highly reviewed and recommended by many chefs around the world.

> Sakai Takayuki Grand Chef SP-Type III – Hocho Knife

Sakai Takayuki Kasumitogi (White Steel) Engraving

Sakai Takayuki Kasumitogi (White Steel) Engraving

Kasumitogi engraved knives by Sakai Takayuki are a popular line of traditional forged knives which are great for first-time users as well as more experienced chefs. These knives feature traditional Japanese pictures or kanji characters which are hand-engraved on the blade by some of the most skilled art-engravers in Japan. The blades are made with White Paper No.3 Steel, which has been used for a very long time in Japan and are extremely sharp, hard, and holds its edge very well, making them particularly suitable for gentle preparation of foods. The handles are made of magnolia, and are U-shaped, easy to grip, and comfortable in the hand.

> Sakai Takayuki Kasumitogi (White steel) Engraving – Hocho Knife

Sakai Takayuki HANAFUBUKI Ginsan Damascus

Sakai Takayuki HANAFUBUKI Ginsan Damascus

The HANAFUBUKI arch-shaped Damascus knives are forged and sharpened by some of the most skilled craftsmen in Sakai. These particular Damascus patterned blades may feature beautiful hand-engraved Sakura (cherry blossom) patterns, and are made of steel from Hitachi Metals, a well-known and reputable Japanese steel company. Blades made from Hitachi’s special stainless steel are known for its sharpness and excellent edge retention, similar to carbon steel. These blades are extremely stylish, and it shows as the patterns and designs on the blades recreate an element of traditional Japanese swords. The handles are made of Wenge wood, and the Japanese-style octagonal figure ensures the blade fits comfortably in your hand. As these blades were originally made for professional use, you can expect them to feature excellent sharpness, unparalleled durability, and good comfort.

> Sakai Takayuki HANAFUBUKI Ginsan Damascus – Hocho Knife

Summary

All three types of knives above are some of the best knives manufactured by Sakai Takayuki. They’re a great gift for friends and loved ones and are perfect for anyone looking to enhance and make their cooking more enjoyable.

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