Sakai Takayuki's Premium Series are top-rank products for professional use, which ensure a wonderful sharpness and manufactured with a unique traditional method, Honyaki. This is a sharp Japanese knife, using Swedish Stainless, which is easy to maintain compared to Yasuki blue and not easy to rust.
Sakai Takayuki Honyaki knives are forged from one single material, usually high-carbon steel such as Yasuki white-1-2 steel or Blue-1-2 steel. The finest honyaki (Mizuyaki) are then differentially hardened, the same method used for traditional katana. Their sharpness is the longest lasting of all Japanese blades. They are extremely difficult to forge, requiring a high level of skill and experience. They are also very difficult to sharpen and maintain, and easily damaged if not properly used, thus, Honyaki Knives are for professional use only we recommend.