Sakai Kikumori Left Handed ‘Tokusei’ 165mm deba in shirogami #2 with magnolia handle and buffalo ferrule handle. HRC 62-63.
The Tokusei series knives are a professional quality series made for Sakai Kikumori, hand forged with iron and #2 shirogami (white steel) by skilled smiths and finished by hand on wet grinders by sharpeners in Sakai, handled with Japanese magnolia and horn ferrule handles.
Sakai Kikumori was started in 1926 and draws on Sakai's 600 year history as the major center of traditional Japanese cutlery manufacturing. They work with a large variety of Sakai's best smiths, sharpeners and small factories to offer a wide variety of knives ranging from traditional materials and styles to more modern, western influenced styles and materials.
Carbon steel will develop a patina with use, especially with acidic foods. Special attention is needed to keep from rusting. Do not leave wet. Hand wash & dry, no dishwasher. Hardwood-end grain or softwood long grain cutting boards are preferred; avoid bamboo and plastic cutting boards. Rust can be removed with a light abrasive.
|Steel Type||Shirogami 2 Carbon Steel|
|Handle Material||Ho Wood & Water Buffalo Horn|
|Height at Heel||51mm|
|Cutting Edge Length||171mm|