Sakai Takayuki Knives has been cultivated through a long 600-year history. Well known throughout the nation, Sakai knives are created by the assured skills of craftsmen and boast top-class, clean cutting In 1982, the knives were designated traditional arts and crafts. While the number of craftsmen with excellent skills decreases each year, the superb workmanship and technology that create the knives maintain an excellent reputation.
Inheriting the long-established technologies of Sakai knives, Aoki Hamono Seisakusho Co., Ltd., started its business with the enthusiastic intent of manufacturing exceptional knives by adding more advanced technologies. Ever since our founding, we have achieved many unique technical developments and, through trial and error, continued to develop new products. We will spare no effort in creating knives that are beloved by people. We are proud of the long-established tradition of Sakai knives.
Grand Chef SP Type II Knives
Grand Chef SP Type II uses special alloy steel from the company of Uddeholm in Sweden. The dimple blade style is used on one side to reduce friction. The very rare and exotic Arizona Desert Ironwood has been chosen for the handle and the ornament plate makes it very gorgeous for knife handles.
Grand Chef SP Type I Knives
Grand Chef SP Type I uses special alloy steel from the company of Uddeholm in Sweden. The dimple blade style is used on one side to reduce friction. The very rare and exotic Arizona Desert Ironwood has been chosen for the handle that is designed by Custom Knife Craftsman Mr. Keido Sugihara
Grand Chef SP Knives
Grand Chef SP Knives use special alloy steel from the company of Uddeholm in Sweden. This company has existed since 1670, but it has a history stretched back over a thousand years and has lead the world in precision steel products for all of those long years. The dimple blade style is used on one side to reduce friction.
Grand Chef Knives
Grand Chef Knives use special alloy steel from the company of Uddeholm in Sweden. This company has existed since 1670, but it has a history stretched back over a thousand years and has lead the world in precision steel products for all of those long years.
63-Layer Damascus Knives
There are sixty three layers of Damascus stainless steel within these knives, which is why they have been made a limited edition line. The edge retention is truly excellent, and when combined with the strength and sharpness that makes these Sakai Takayuki knives so popular.
17-Layer Damascus Knives
The Sakai Takayuki 17-Layer Damascus knife is a knife like no other. Damascus steel is world renowned for its strength and elegance, and through the careful creation of seventeen layers this knife is both light and incredibly strong.
These professional quality knives are crafted from molybdenum corrosion resistant steel, making them the perfect choice for anyone that truly dedicates time and effort to their craft. Every knife is sharpened by hand, and finished off to perfection by trained craftsmen.
Meister Mr. Keijiro Doi (Blacksmith)
He was born in 1927 and entered the field at the age of 19 succeeding his father who was reputed to be a master in Sakai. After many years of training. He was certified a Blacksmith Meister in 1987 by the Minister of International Trade and Industry. Furthermore, in the 1997 Spring Conferment, he was awarded the Green Paulownia Leaves Medal.
Meister Mr. Yukinori Oda (Sharpener)
The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Silver Rays, in 2007. He has been involved in grinding knives for 53 years. At the age of 20, he was apprenticed to a master. “Sharpness of a knife is 100% even for a brand-new one. Enhancing it to 120% is the job of knife grinders.” He still engraves the lesson implanted by the master in his mind. “Even if a knife is worn out, sharpness comes back when it is re-sharpened.” Oda is pursuing the manufacture of genuine knives.
Custom Knife Craftsman Mr. Keido Sugihara
As a customized knife craftsman, he has many fans. The unique knives he creates are worth calling artifacts. He mainly designs handles made of desert iron wood.