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Updated pandemic hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10am - 6pm. Click here for new showroom regulations. Customer Service hours are from 10am-6pm on Mondays to Fridays. The showroom is taking both store drop-off and mail in knife sharpenings. Please fill out the online sharpening form for all mail in sharpenings.
20% Off Knives. Use Promo Code: KSALE20
Knife Specialist Hotline: 646-951-7242 or email@example.com
Yoshikazu Ikeda began pursuing his family business of knife forging when he was only 22 years old. In 1988 he was selected to be one of Sakai City’s blade-making dentoukougeishi, and in 2001 was chosen to be the first member of Sakai City’s Master Craftsmen Organization. Over the past forty years, he has polished his forging techniques for both Japanese swords and kitchen knives. Today Master Ikeda forges knives for top Japanese knife companies and is the chairman of the association of dentoukougeishi, traditional craftsmen acknowledged by the Japanese local government.
Bevel: Single Edged
Steel Type: Suminagashi Blue Steel #2 (Moisture and acidity will cause discoloration or rust)
For Left-Handed Customer
Left-handed blades must be special ordered from Japan, and will cost 50% more than the right-handed blades. Due to how each traditional Japanese knife is handmade by right handed craftsmen, it will take 4 to 6 weeks to forge and deliver.