Made with Japanese carbon steels. Hidetake it's a small cutlery in Sakai Japan. The blacksmith behind the brand is Shūgaku. This is one of the most popular high carbon steel alloys amongst Japanese knife makers. It is known for the very high edge retention and fine edge it is capable of. Wear resistance is medium so it is very easy to sharpen. It is very reactive so wiping down and drying should be done after every use.
Later, around 1540, the first knives were produced for cutting tobacco leaves, at the request of the Portuguese. The cleavers quickly became famous for their sharpness, and Sakai became synonymous with quality.
Sakai's blacksmiths have been working together since the beginning, sharing different manufacturing processes. It is this unique feature that explains why Sakai's blacksmiths still carry the names of ancient families and associations of blade makers.
Most often, the blades are traditional, made from carbon steel, with beveled blades and tradicional Magnolia handles.
For this Sale I'm offering 2 knives from this set for $180.
1x Nakiri 170mm Blade/310mm Total length
1x Yanagiba 230mm Blade/380mm Total length