Takayuki Homura Blue #2 Sakimaru 300mm. Master blacksmith, Itsuo Doi makes these knives under the umbrella brand of Sakai Takayuki. It is a name that resonates with knife users and collectors worldwide.
The Sakimaru 300mm is a sujihiki
with a different name and a cool swoop tip. Made from Blue #2 high carbon steel, this kitchen weapon will slice its way through almost any raw or cooked protein with no effort needed. And that is the point of a knife like this: itís all about how it slices in one motion while disturbing the ingredient as little as possible. The slight recurve shape is conducive to making this action even easier. It bears the look of a short katana.
A subtle yet beautiful brushed satin finish is applied to this outer layer which contrasts wonderfully with the polished edge. A classic octagonal yew handle with buffalo horn ferrule completes this compelling package. Saya included.
Brand Name: Sakai Takayuki
Blacksmith: Itsuo Doi
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Cladding: Soft Iron
Edge: Blue #2
Edge Grind: Double Bevel, Even
Knife Type: Sakimaru (Sujihiki)
Handle: Yew Octagonal
Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
Blade Length: 290mm
Blade Height: 38mm