Jikko Fujiyama Hamono Mizu-Honyaki Yanagiba 300mm Rosewood Special Set
About the knife
Sakai Jikko White 2 Mizu-honykai Yanagiba by Kenichi Shiraki. Currently there are two blades that produces honayki with the Fuji-mountain hamon in Japan, one is Genkai Masakuni (e carry as well）and the other one is Kenichi Shiraki.
Long regarded as one of the top smith from Sakia, his work is sold by many top Sakai brands like Jikko, Yoshihiro and Konosuke. The Fuji-mountain hamon of this white 2 honyaki is super vivid, and a knife like this is highly through after even in Japan.
This set comes with a matching handle in Indian rosewood, double spacer, black horn design with matching saya.
(Photo taken at a famous Japanese retailer in the Kappabashi area, K&S is selling the same knife at almost half the price with a better handle and saya option)
About the brand Sakai Jikkko
Many of you may not be aware of the brand “Sakai Jikko”, yet is a very well-known brand in the Japan domestic market with a long history of making premium professional kitchen knives. They were established in 1901, and now is in the hands of the 4th generation owner Toshiyuki Jikko.
In the past years, they were mainly focused on the domestic market and a lot of OEM work so many of us has barely heard of them. In fact, Jikko is among the biggest Sakai knife brands.
It has a designer showroom / workshop in Sakai’s main street: Kishu Highway. The upper level is one of the most impressive kitchen knife showroom of ANY kitchen knife maker in Japan. I was literally blown away by how much attention was paid to create such an impressive Japanese style showroom.
Jikko also has a long history of partnering with some of the top Sakai makers. The late Tatsuo Ikeda (elder brother of Yoshikazu Ikeda) use to work mostly with Jikko and now his son Ryoichi Ikeda is doing the same. Kenichi Shiraki is another master that works a lot with Jikko, mostly responsible for Jikko’s Blue steel and honyaki blades.
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