Sakai Takayuki

Sakai Takayuki Tokujo Kiritsuke 240mm (9.4')

Slicing Knife

Sakai Takayuki Tokujo*


The Tokujo line is Sakai Takayuki’s best selling line of traditional hand forged knives. Created in the Kasumi method of joining a soft iron jacket with carbon steel, this line goes through additional tempering, cooling and hammering steps to ensure maximum sharpness and blade strength. These knives are forged from a Yasuki white number two steel and the edges are created completely by hand, using a combination of wheels and sharpening stones. The U shaped magnolia handles and water buffalo bolsters are easy to grip and are comfortable in the hand, even through long hours of use.

*These knives are single edged and are for right handed users. Please contact us for pricing on left handed models.


Handle material Magnolia Wood
Blade length 240 mm (9.4")
Thickness at spine 3.8 mm
Thickness at tip 0.8 mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 60

Use & Care

  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Do not cut frozen foods
  • Use a sharpening stone, not a honing steel, to re-sharpen your Japanese chef knives
  • Carbon steel is not rust resistant and requires special care. Wipe your knife completely after use to prevent oxidization.

Works Well With

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