The Chrysanthemum is called KIKU flower in Japanese. They named their brand Sakai Kikumori from “Kiku”. In Japan, people pray for a long life to Kiku on 9 September. The day is called “Chouyou”.
A trusted brand, “Sakai Kikumori” presents a new series of the highest quality – uniting the most pleasant in use and beauty. It is reflected the voice of the professional chefs and pursed the simplicity of use. Chouyou, a masterpiece that the top craftsmen diligently product from forging, the very first process in handmade forged knife, to the final process of shrpeing.
The handle is made from HO (the Japanese Magnolia) wood which has a smooth feel and hold up in heavy use. It is finished in a little slim octagonal shape which enables to fit comfortably in your hands but not slippery.
Sakai forging knife is made to draw the original characteristics of steel to the maximum by the craftsman. Chouyou is produced by the master craftsmen in Sakai from forging to sharpening and create the astonishing cutting performance.
The work of the top craftsmen also allows “easy care”. The perfect distortion-free blade gives sticking-like sharpening on the whetstone. Just a little sharpening brings back the sharpness.
The package is designed to express the Chouyou’s attractive beauty and functionality. It is offered to you in a special made white box of Japanese paper. It is also suitable for a gift.