This Sakai Takayuki Dragon is the best-selling Japanese knife for professionals, using white-2 steel from Yasuki and quality sharpening. Each knife is engraved with a dragon design. These knives are forged by Mr. Keijiro Doi who was born in 1927 and entered blacksmithing as an apprentice at age 19 to his father. The Ministry of International Trade and Industry gave Mr. Doi their highest honor in 1987. He is considered a "Meister" or traditional craftsman.
I just received this today. The delivery time was impeccable which was 2 days. This knife is quality pure and simple,you can feel the quality of the knife when you pic it up. It is beautiful and the engravings are magnificent. Be careful this knife is SCARY SHARP. Glides through carrots like nobody’s business. Remember it is carbon and not stainless so it WILL rust,get some of the camelia oil to go with it (Tsubaki oil) this knife WILL NOT let you down. The handle is beautiful and it fits nicely in the hand. Great knife made by master Doi. Believe me if you are apprehensive about getting this knife it is well worth the money. It could be sold for a lot more believe me.