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Jikko Nihonko Japanese Carbon Steel Hankotsu Honesuki Knife (Kansai Style)

Product Information

  • Brand:Jikko
  • Model:Honesuki Maru 150mm (Honbazuke hand-honed edge)
  • Material:Blade: Japanese carbon steel, Handle: Composite wood
  • Product type:Hankotsu Knives
  • Country of origin:Japan (Sakai, Osaka)
  • Dimensions (approx):Overall length: 265 mm (Blade length 150 mm, Blade thickness 2.0 mm)
  • Item weight (approx):151 g
  • Shipping weight (approx):260 g

Key Features

  • Traditional Honbazuke hand-honed edge is ready to use.
  • Double edged blade (asymmetric bevel 80/20).
  • Reactive carbon steel knife.

Use & Care

  • Hand wash.
  • Keep it dry.
  • It will rust or disColor if not washed and dried carefully after use.

Background

Traditional knife-maker Jikko also known as Sakai Jikko was established in 1901 in Sakai City, where is best-known for its artisans forging knives over the centuries.

Sakai blacksmiths are famous for their quality kitchen knives and are believed to supply nearly 90 percent of the knives used by professional chefs in Japan. At present, there are six craftsmen at the company, including Toshiyuki Jikko who is also the young president of the fourth generation family-owned artisan company.