Wa-Nakiri 1173 - vegetable knife
Wa-Nakiri 1173 - vegetable knife Wa-Nakiri 1173 - vegetable knife Wa-Nakiri 1173 - vegetable knife Wa-Nakiri 1173 - vegetable knife Wa-Nakiri 1173 - vegetable knife Wa-Nakiri 1173 - vegetable knife Wa-Nakiri 1173 - vegetable knife

Wa-Nakiri 1173 - vegetable knife

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Handle: Drevená
Blade lenght: 17cm
Blade material: Oceľová
Usage: Zelenina
Weight: 177,00 g
Producer: Sakai Takayuki

Hand forged vegetable knife. Typical Japanese Wa-Bocho construction. Three-layer blade with a core of traditional high-carbon Aogami 2 steel. Pakkawood ferrule. Octagonal handle made of walnut wood. The blade needs to be treated with camellia oil.

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Hokiyama Cutlery and Sakai Takayuki have surprisingly a lot in common. Hokiyama Cutlery is the most important manufacturer not only in Kochi Prefecture, but also on the island of Shikoku as a whole. Sakai Takayuki in turn conquered Osaka and Kyoto prefectures. Both companies have strong production potential, but at the same time they cooperate with blacksmiths in their surroundings. Additionally, Shinsuke Hokiyama supplies some roughly machined blades for Sakai Takayuki.

Blue 2 Kurouchi are hand forged blades from blacksmiths working with Sakai Takayuki. As the name suggests, the core is made of the traditional Aogami 2 material, as evidenced by the kanji symbol stamped on the left side of the blade. The outer layers are left in the unpolished Kurouchi form. Their black color goes through dull gray to polished hamon. The edge is symmetrical and, as the tradition of hand-forged Japanese knives dictates, it is of course in the Hamaguri shape.

The half tang blade is very precisely inserted through a ferrule made of stabilized pakka wood into an octagonal handle. It is made of elegant walnut, which creates a desirable contrast to the black ferrule. The knife not only looks high-quality, but it really is. Finally, it bears the quality certificate in the form of Sakai Takayuki kanji characters on the right side of the blade.

In terms of production and materials, these knives are a cultural heritage of Japanese cutlery.

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About producer

Sakai Takayuki

Sword – a symbol of ancient Japan. It is no coincidence that it forms one of the imperial insignia. It is a Kusanagi sword and its core was also created by multiple folding and forging of the highest quality steel. Thanks to many generations of talented craftsmen, this proven method of producing hard and tough material has been preserved to this day. This is how knives were created that have no parallel in the world.

Sakai, or the city of knives, is today a western suburb of Osaka. The city experienced its greatest development in the 16th century, when it was one of the busiest commercial centers. The latest technologies from all over the world as well as different cultures met here. This helped the development of blacksmithing techniques, which had already reached a high level thanks to the production of traditional swords. The Portuguese brought the first rifles to the area and Sakai blacksmiths changed the production program. But since it was a period of peace, they mainly produced decorative rifles. With the boom in tobacco, they smoothly transitioned to the production of knives for cutting tobacco, but the mechanization of its processing resulted in another production change. Blacksmiths began to specialize in the production of kitchen knives. It was also influenced by the proximity of another important city - Kyoto. It is characterized by its culinary art, and the preparation of individual dishes requires special knives. Today, the majority of Japanese chefs use knives made in the city of Sakai.

Sakai has a slightly shorter history compared to Seki, but nowadays it is their meaning comparable. The difference is mainly in the production program. In Seki, the production of Western-style Japanese knives prevails, with a strong emphasis on export. Manufacturers in Sakai, on the other hand, specialize mainly in traditional Eastern-type knives. Their clientele consists mainly of Japanese professional chefs.

Mr. Takayuki became famous for consolidating the Sakai blacksmiths in 1946. He provided them with production facilities and tools and thus founded the Sakai Takayuki brand. It is currently being looked after by the 3rd generation of this family. The brand is owned by Aoki Hamono, which in 2006 won the prestigious Sakai Wazashu award for the skill of local manufacturers.

The potential of the Aoki Hamono company lies in key personnel positions, which are blacksmith and grinder. Masters with high awards and with experience exceeding 50 years in some cases work here.

Keijiro Doi - blacksmith

At the age of 19, he took the place of his father, a prominent blacksmith, in the workshop. In 1987, he was certified by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry as a Blacksmith Master. In 1997, he received the Green Paulownia Leaves award.

Yukinori Oda – grinder

He is a holder of the Sacred Treasure order, Silver Rays. Already at the age of 20, he became a master. He sticks to his motto: "The sharpness of a good knife is 100%." However, the role of the grinder is to increase it to 120%."

Suogo Yamatsuka - blacksmith

He constantly pushes the boundaries of perfection. He specializes in Gingami 3 anti-corrosion steel.

Hirotsugu Tosa – grinder

He was born in 1948 and trained as a grinder at the age of 18. In 1991 he achieved the title Sharpener Master. He knows no compromises in his work because he is constantly thinking about the users of his knives.

Itso Doi - Blacksmith

Son of Master Keijiro. It represents the third generation of the clan. He is best placed to preserve this championship for generations to come.

Mitsuo Yamatsuka – grinder

In 1999, he received the Japanese Traditional Craftmanship certificate. It is a guarantee that a traditionally forged knife will acquire "Sakai" sharpness.

Due to the handmade production and the huge interest among professionals in Sakai knives, it is quite difficult to obtain at least a few pieces. Our efforts and patience finally brought us the honor of introducing you to products in which the soul of their makers resides. Welcome to Sakai!

Video from the workshop

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