The “Homura Sakimaru Genbu” special knife by Sakai Takayuki, recalling a Japanese sword feature, is made by the skilled blacksmith Itsuo Doi. 

The Aoko or Blue Paper (Aogami) No.2 Steel Knife is made from famous Yasugi steel, known as prime high carbon steel, specifically developed for tools and knives.
This one has highest wear resistance and toughness. Very good steel, and very popular choice for high end Japanese kitchen knives.

Speaking to the handle, made of Japanese yew (Taxus cuspidata) wood, the Japanese-Style Octagonal figure fits better comfortably to your hand.
The Japanese yew wood is dense, hard and beautiful with luster, so that it has been used to make important tools for high-level officials in ancient Japan.
The Buffalo Tsuba equipped to the handle represents high-quality and excellent durability, that means made for professional originally.

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The family emblem of Mr.Doi is engraved as a certification near the logo on the blade.
He is a son of legendary blacksmith Keijiro Doi, whose family has produced some of the finest hand-forged knives for more than 70 years.

We recommend this high-class kitchen knife series for professional chefs to enhance their art of cooking as well as for Perfect Gift.

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All the Hocho-Knife staff
“Hocho” represents Made-in-Japan (Sushi / Sashimi) Kitchen Knives,
that is the soul of the cook!