Sakai Takayuki is a Top-class kitchen knife Brand made by the most well-known and respected knife-producing company in Japan, Aoki Hamono. Aoki Hamono (青木刃物製作所 - Aoki Cutlery) is located in Sakai town (the mecca of hand-forged knives in Japan) and has more than 600 years of history in knife making industry. In premium Sakai Takayuki kitchen knives, you can feel the ultimate craftsmanship and passion of famous Japanese blacksmiths such as Mr.Itsuo Doi, Mr.Kenji Togashi, and the blade-sharpening masters from the Yamatsuka family. Each Sakai Takayuki knife is appropriately made, and hand sharpened to ensure maximum sharpness out of the box. Sakai Takayuki knives is perfect choice for anyone looking for outstanding quality Japanese kitchen knife.