Jikko was established in 1901 in the city of Sakai, located in the Osaka Prefecture. Sakai is known as one of the hotbeds of Japanese knife making. Jikko is one of the longest operating companies in the Sakai region and is considered to be one of the top knife manufacturers in Japan. One reason they have produced such high quality and well-designed knives for the past 100 years is that they regularly consult with a wide range of chefs throughout Japan. These professional knife users provide firsthand insight into what they look for and need in a high quality knife.
The Jikko White #2 Gyuto is made from Shirogami 2 high carbon steel. This steel exhibits good edge retention as well as being easy to sharpen. It is one of the easiest steels to recommend to all kinds of users. The inner core is clad san-mai style with a soft iron to protect and strengthen the blade. This cladding receives a beautiful sand blasted finish which contrasts with the polished core steel edge perfectly.
The blade is finished with some lovely hand chiseled engravings. Jikko’s craftsmen use only a tagane (chisel) and a hammer to engrave the Kanji characters on the blade. They do not need to write anything before engraving! The D-shaped handle is made from magnolia and water buffalo horn.
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