Damascus Steel Sujihiki Japanese Chef’s Knife 9.4′ Made in Japan We offer traditional Japanese cutlery of the highest quality. Unlike the knives you find in today’s retail stores, every Sakai knife is unique, and specially made. The steel is forged by master blacksmiths which is then shaped and honed with great care to its specialized form. Through our store we hope to spread the knowledge about this traditional handicraft with its roots in the samurai culture. Knowledge acquired over centuries is at risk of extinction and we are very proud and honored to contribute to survival of this great tradition. Sakai city is well known for it’s quality skilled blacksmiths. In the early centuries this city was known for making the best katana for the samurai, and now it’s making the best quality knives! The texture of the knife allows a smooth and clean cut, making the knife a high quality product. Damascus steel is given a wavy pattern by hammer-welding strips of steel and iron, followed by repeated heating and forging, used for these knives, and katana. The handle is made of mahogany, making a strong and sturdy grip available. The mahogany tree is a tree indigenous to the Americas, bringing something from across the world and combining it with the traditional Japanese skills of blade forgery. We’re proud that our Knives are recommanded by all Sushi Chef Master in Japan !!