Sakon

    HOKIYAMA’s flagship kitchen knife brad named after the nickname of Toushiro, a master swordsmith of Edo Period and the father of the pioneer of TOSA Cutlery, Yoshimitsu. The series, developed for both practical benefits and functional beauty by combining the Japanese sword making methodology with modern materials, design and techniques.  “SAKON” achieved the ideal properties during the long history of HOKIYAMA Cutlery. “SAKON” family product features amazing sharpness and strong corrosion-resistance by using high carbon stainless steel, high-speed steel, die steel and Damascus steel so that they meet a wide range of needs from home-use to top professional chef’s heavy use.

     

    The SAKON Supremacy

    The premium luxury collections, based on the SAKON RYUGA, adding many artistic and collectible values to the blades. 

    65 layered Nickel Damask blade, original bamboo handle, mosaic pin, original sheath. optional hand-engraving, You can feel the delight to hold these special spec. knives.

    SAKON Ryuga Damask 65-Layers (Powder metal core / Nickel-Stainless Damascus Blade)

    PETTY / 135mm

    SANTOKU / 180mm

    CHEF’S KNIFE / 210mm

    SANTOKU Octagon Bamboo handle model / 165mm 

     
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    SAKON GINGA 

    Nashiji-Bright Bolster models

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    HITACHI's finest YSS

    YSS(Yasugi Specialty Steel) is produced by Hitachi Metals, Yasugi works in the San’in region of Japan, a place renowned for the high purity of its iron sands. And they are classified mainly as Shirogami, Aogami or Gingami for its chemical composition & additives. Either is characteristic heritage steel created by Hitachi’s intelligent alloy design, smelting expertise passed down tradition of Tatara iron-making for Japanese sword.

    The Carbon blending ratio which directly effects to HRC hardness is closer to Aogami 2 or Shirogami 2. 

    GINGAMI 3 / SUS405 Stainless Clad Steel

    The core for SAKON Ginga series, Gingami 3 is categorized to stainless steel for its 13-14.5% Chromium blending ratio. Although it’s a corrosion-resistant stainless steel, actual feel of cutting is closer to the high-end carbon steel, The edge is not slippy but significantly grabbing object fibers.

    Another reason why professional chef selects Gingami 3 is a good affinity to whetstones at hand re-sharpening. The combination with the soft stainless SUS405 outer layer provides further easiness to the blade sharpening. Sakon’s Neo-Classic Nashiji finish gives irresistible appeal to the series as well. The combination with the soft stainless SUS405 outer layer provides further easiness to the blade sharpening.

    Stainless Bolster, Handle Colors

     

    SAKON GINGA 

    Nashiji-Bright Octa-grip models

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    HITACHI's finest YSS

    YSS(Yasugi Specialty Steel) is produced by Hitachi Metals, Yasugi works in the San’in region of Japan, a place renowned for the high purity of its iron sands. And they are classified mainly as Shirogami, Aogami or Gingami for its chemical composition & additives. Either is characteristic heritage steel created by Hitachi’s intelligent alloy design, smelting expertise passed down tradition of Tatara iron-making for Japanese sword.

    The Carbon blending ratio which directly effects to HRC hardness is closer to Aogami 2 or Shirogami 2. 

    GINGAMI 3 / SUS405 Stainless Clad Steel

    The core for SAKON Ginga series, Gingami 3 is categorized to stainless steel for its 13-14.5% Chromium blending ratio. Although it’s a corrosion-resistant stainless steel, actual feel of cutting is closer to the high-end carbon steel, The edge is not slippy but significantly grabbing object fibers.

    Another reason why professional chef selects Gingami 3 is a good affinity to whetstones at hand re-sharpening. The combination with the soft stainless SUS405 outer layer provides further easiness to the blade sharpening. Sakon’s Neo-Classic Nashiji finish gives irresistible appeal to the series as well. The combination with the soft stainless SUS405 outer layer provides further easiness to the blade sharpening.

    Octagonal Pakka Wood / Full tang

    Water resistant, Palm friendly Octa-Design

     
     
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