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About Sakai Cutlery

About Sakai Cutlery

Sakai-Uchi Hamano industry,(堺打刃物 in Japanese) have caught the designation of the traditional industrial art object from “Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry”. Sakaiuchi Hamono was well established and it is located in the area of Sakai city, Osaka, Japan that is the greatest production center of a kitchen knife and cutlery, having 90% of the market share in kitchen knife industry in Japan for professional chef use.

"Sakai-cutlery", and "堺打刃物(Sakaiuchi-Hamono) are registered trademarks of "the association of knife commerce and industry cooperative society".

Much highquality Japanese cutlery originates from Sakai, the capital of samurai sword manufacturing since the 14th century. After the Meiji Restoration, it became extinct with the modernization of Japan to carry a sword by a samurai. Some swordsmiths still produced traditional samurai swords as arts, though, the majority of swordsmiths had to change from sword production to cutlery production with their skills.

Sakaiuchi Hamono offers the world best quality knives with more than 600 years of tradition. Only the best artisan with mature techniques can create such superior quality knives.

Sakai Takayuki, a leading brand in Sakai cutlery (Sakaiuchi-Hamano) is made with the manufacturing method by a forging technology and the technique of the grind, which is developed in Sakaiuchi, and outskirts area in Osaka-fu.