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Sakai Takayuki

Sakai Takayuki Blue Super Kurouchi 160mm Kengata Santoku

Sakai Takayuki Blue Super Kurouchi 160mm Kengata Santoku

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Without doubt one of the most prominent Japanese blacksmiths with over 600 years of history. Sakai Takayuki are based in Sakai, Osaka Prefucture and use technology alongside traditional methods in order to be able to produce exceptional quality knives on a large scale. As such, they are popular all over the world and present in many professional kitchens.

This range is made from Blue Super, which is a carbon steel with HRC rating of between 63 and 64. This very hard steel has incredible sharpness and exceptional retention.

Kurouchi roughly translates at 'blacksmith's finish', and retains some of the residue of the forging process. This allows the knives to be cheaper, as some of the production process is removed, and also provides protection to the blade reducing the risk of corrosion. Not only that, but it is a stunning finish, and is very desirable right now.


Knife Type: Santoku Knife
Steel Type: Blue Super Carbon Steel (stainlesd clad)
Blade Length: 160mm 
Blade Thickness: 2.0mm
Blade Height: 42mm
Handle Length: 128mm
Weight: 132g


Do not use the knife to chop hard materials such as bones or frozen items unless the knife is made for that specific purpose. Always ensure you keep your knife clean and dry, and sharpen it as required to prevent a dull edge.

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Please read our guidance pages below to help you make the right choice and make the most of the knives you choose:

Steel Types Explained

Knife Types Explained

Care Guidelines for all Knives

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