ZA-18 is a newer type of steel which has Cobalt added to it, to increase hardness and corrosion resistance. It is fast becoming the choice of high end knife enthusiasts around the world.
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The Wa-Gyuto is a Western Chef knife with a traditional Japanese handle, ideal for Japanese chefs who are more accustomed to this unique shape.
ZA-18 is a newer type of steel which has Cobalt added to it to increase hardness and corrosion resistance. It is fast becoming the choice of high end knife enthusiasts around the world.
Traditionally "Damascus" Steel refers to ancient Wootz Steel from the Middle East. Known for its exceptional beauty and strength.Modern Damascus Steel is usually made from 2 grades of Steel layered to create a unique pattern. Usually one Steel is harder than the other, thus after polishing the Steels will contrast with eachother.These types of knives continue to increase in popularity due to their beauty.
Optional Engraving Service
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.