Sakai Takayuki White #2 Honesuki 150mm (5.9")
Sakai Takayuki White #2 Honesuki 150mm (5.9")
Sakai Takayuki White #2 Honesuki 150mm (5.9")

Sakai Takayuki

Sakai Takayuki White #2 Honesuki 150mm (5.9")


Sakai Takayuki Tokujo White #2

Tokujo -- meaning 'superior' is Sakai Takayuki's highest rank of hand-forged White #2 knives. This series is forged by Master blacksmith Kenji Togashi in the kasumi method.

These knives are masterfully ground with polished choils and a natural stone slurry kasumi finish.  The blades go through additional tempering, cooling and hammering steps to ensure maximum sharpness and blade strength.  Edges are created completely by hand by Master Sharpener Norikatsu Nishimura and sharpened on a combination of wheels and sharpening stones.  

For this knife, Togashi-san transformed a honesuki, which is normally a western-style boning knife with a flat back, into a full on traditional Sakai-style single-bevel knife. As a single-edged knife, this honesuki will get exceptionally sharp and hold an excellent edge.

Please note: This knife is made from carbon steel, which gets incredibly sharp and is easy to sharpen but requires additional maintenance. This knife should be kept clean and dry at all times and oiled when not in use for an extended amount of time. Carbon knives can be reactive with high acid foods.

*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 150 (5.9")
Spine thickness above heel
5 mm
Blade height at heel
41 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