Nearly 70 years ago, Hisaka Tanaka founded our knife shop in Osaka. He was inspired by the philosophy of dedicating one's life to the mastery of a craft, as demonstrated by the renowned swordsmith Ichimonji Narimune.
This small brand, which began with a single-minded desire to promote Sakai knives, has continued to meet chefs' needs throughout Japan and beyond. Today, it is one of the few places on earth where you can find over 2,000 types of top-quality Sakai knives.
By combining the ultimate in sharpness and durability, our Sakai Ichimonji knives have grown to be loved by even the most discerning chefs. While most of our customer base are masters of traditional Japanese cuisine, our knives' quality has been sought after by leading culinary professionals around the world.