VG1 stainless steel is a high quality Steel that has been used extensively in knife making. It features a high hardness and is manufactured with advanced steel making techniques ,resulting in a Steel with low impurities.
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Santoku Knives are typically used in households around Japan. It is the quintessential all-purpose knife. Santoku's were developed by combining the best features of a Japanese knife and a Western knife. Santoku knives continue to grow in popularity globally due to their incredible versatility
VG-1 Stainless Steel is a high quality Steel that has been used extensively in knife making. It features a high hardness and is manufactured with advanced steel making techniques ,resulting in a Steel with low impurities.It can be a little difficult to sharpen but will hold its edge for longer than some other Steels.
The Cladding method for knife production is a modern version of traditional knife making practices. In this method, between two to four types of Steels will be sandwiched togethe.The softer Steel will form the spine, a harder Steel on the edge and a corrosion resistant Steel on the sides.This has become a very common method for producing reasonably priced well performing blades.Modern "Damascus” steels are more often than not "Clad” Steels.
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Sakai Ichimonji provides complimentary engraving using either Japanese Kanji or English Alphabet. Please specify your preference. For details, please visit here
A knife store that has supported the history of knives and food culture in Japan.
It has been 600 years since the birth of swordmaking in the Sakai region of Japan. Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide's and it's craftsmen continue to build on that legacy by producing the finest blades in Japan.
. This is where the culture of completing a dish of sashimi by "just cutting" and the culture of expressing sharpness as "taste" was born.
For 70 years, we have been connecting the spirit of Sakai's craftsmen with the passion of chefs in Osaka's kitchen equipment shopping district, known as the kitchen of Japan.
We are very happy that our knives can be used by people all over the world.
After use, wash off any dirt and wipe thoroughly with a dry cloth to remove any moisture. This product is not for use with frozen foods.This product is handmade, so each piece will be different. Please use the weight and length listed as a guide. Each material is natural and may vary in color. It is not the same as the picture.We take great care with our inventory, but in the unlikely event that we are out of stock, we will contact you by email to let you know.