Each knife making region in Japan produces blades that share characteristics in either form or in the way they are created, or both. Sakai City is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, on the edge of Osaka Bay at the mouth of the Yamato River. It has been one of the largest and most important seaports of Japan since the medieval era. It is now home to some of the most famous knife makers in the world.
The city boasts a network of small artisan shops that focus exclusively on different tasks of the knife making process, such as grinding, handle making, and engraving. The Takayuki Damascus knives featured here are made by blacksmith Suogo Yamatsuka and grinder/sharpener Hirotsugu Tosa.
This elegant knife is made with a core of Silver-3 or Ginsanko that is clad with a 63-layer damascus stainless steel. The knife runs shorter than the advertised length, coming in at 201mm. But coupled with a height of 46mm, it is a well-proportioned gyuto that will appeal to most users. The grinds are truly stellar, as befitting a knife finished by the great Tosa-san.
This is a very fine cutting instrument in all regards. In both form and function, it stands with some of the best. Very limited availability.
Location: Sakai Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged San Mai
Steel: Ginsan Damascus
Weight: 6.6 ounces / 187g
Blade Length: 232 mm
Overall Length: 388 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 3.1 mm
Blade Height: 48.2 mm
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