Hokiyama Knives Hokiyama Sakon knives are made in Kocki Prefecture and these particular knives are their top of the line. The Sakon series features 72 layer damascus blade clad over SKD 11 high carbon tool steel which is outstanding high performance steel. The result is a beautiful blade that will give outstanding performance and long lasting edge. Heat treat on these knives is HRC 63. The handle on this knife is made from rosewood with an ebony ferrule. Each knife is hand honed for excellent out of the box sharpness.