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Sakai Takayuki is well respected as the largest knife maker in the Sakai Region. Their knives are reputably known for being good quality at the price, hand made, and delivering the care and experience of 600 years of knife making.
With a HRC value of 65, this series from Sakai Takayuki offers excellent edge retention. It features a Blue Super Steel (Aogami Super) core, with a protective kurouchi finish and a beautiful hammered (tsuchime) pattern. So basically all those key words you learned when taking your Japanese kitchen knives 101 course, this knife has it.
A 240mm sujihiki - sujihiki literally translates to "flesh slicer" - is a very typical length for slicing a small portion of meat in one single swooping motion, or a larger portion of meat sawing back and forth with minimal tearing.