Sakai Takayuki's TUS series knives offer very thin stainless steel blades that hold and edge and are easy to re-sharpen. The stamped blades are made of high-carbon stain resistant Japanese steel, and the full tang riveted handles are made of durable pakka wood. We think these are an excellent choice as an introduction to Japanese knives and as an affordable professionals knife.
Sakai Takayuki knives are made by Aoki Hamono, one of the largest and most well known companies in Sakai, Japan. Sakai city has a long history of top quality knifemaking, and Sakai Takayuki's knives represent that history, working with top level local craftsmen to offer both the traditional and modern kitchen cutlery of the highest standards.