Sakai Takayuki Homura Guren Aogami #2 300mm Sakimaru
When delving into the legacy of Doi-san, it's essential to delve into the lineage of his father, Keijiro Doi, an indomitable master who remains an enduring legend in the realm of knife-making. Keijiro's Aogami single-bevel knives attained legendary status, owing to his distinctive approach: forge-welding and forging steels at significantly lower temperatures compared to his contemporaries. This technique was instrumental in averting decarbonation of the steel and preventing an enlargement of the steel's grain size, resulting in unparalleled craftsmanship. His invaluable expertise was transmitted to his son, Itsuo Doi.
Doi-san initially specialized in crafting single-bevel knives, yet Sakai Takayuki persuaded him to venture into creating double-beveled knives, thus birthing the celebrated Homura series we proudly offer today. The term "Homura" harks back to antiquity, signifying flame or blaze. Etched with the character "焔" (Homura: flame) on its side, these knives exemplify exquisite craftsmanship. Each blade is meticulously honed by the esteemed Yamatsuka family, distinguished master sharpeners at Sakai Takayuki. A harmonious collaboration of the father, mother, and their two sons culminates in blades that possess not only striking aesthetics but also unparalleled cutting precision.