Material: White steel No.2
White steel No.2 is the standard steel for Japanese kitchen knives and is most commonly used by professionals.
This steel is a high purity steel from which impurities have been removed, and it is characterized by its sharpness and cutting ability.
This is the first series of knives that professional chefs and those who want to use a slightly better knife for home use often have.
Anyway, The carbon steel gives a very sharp edge,but it will rust if it is exposed to water or salt.
|Product number||Actual Blade Length (mm)||Full Length (mm)||Total Weight (g)|
|White Steel #2||Magnolia Round Handle with Buffalo horn bolster|
This knife is designed for cutting eel, the shape differs across the regions of Japan such as Kansai,Kanto,Nagoya,Kyoto and Kyushu.
White Steel #2
White Steel #2 is very pure and can produce sharp edges with less brittleness than White Steel #1 , allowing for more forgiving use which has made it increasingly popular with professional chefs in recent years.NOTE* This is a Carbon Steel , which means it is susceptible to rust if not properly cared for. Please clean and dry the blade regularly in between use.
Magnolia Round Handle with Buffalo horn bolster
Our Magnolia wood handles are made from natural Magnolia and Buffalo Horn ( Ethically sourced Horn ).The Magnolia and Buffalo Horn are fitted tightly together then shaped and polished in the traditional round style to not only look beautiful, but also feel comfortable in the hand.
Forging Process : Forged Welded
A forge welded blade is essentially a blade made of more than one billet of steel. There are many variations of technique and steel combinations. At its most simple, a forge welded blade is two billets of steel heated and hammer together to form one unified piece. The steel will then be shaped by hammer into the desired blade shape. Hardened and tempered, then ground, sharpened and polished.A forge welded blade has higher strength and edge retention than a stamped blade.
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.