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【Jikko Knives Vol.2】Introduce the scheme of producing knives and show you craftsman’s professional skills at the open factory.

Since Jikko would like to introduce the making process of Sakai knives, Open Factory has been opened at Sakai Main Office.

You can see the way how to the metal block is shaped into knives by the craftsman.

Also, name engraving service is available at branch shop in Namba SkyO and Sakai Main Office, so you can get your own original knife!

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There is the knife costs 1 million yen! ―The Sakai knife manufactured by the well-skilled craftsman.

Jikko has about 10,000 items. Some of them are reasonable prices between 50,000 yen and 100,000yen, but there are high-priced knives cost 1 million yen.

The reason why they are so expensive is they are all hand-made by well-skilled craftsman.

Since Jikko wants you to see their traditional skills directly, Open Factory has been opened at Sakai main store.

You can see craftsman's work with explanation by staffs.

There are 3 steps to change the metal block into a knife.

: "forging", "grinding" and "brushing". It is made by the hammering the iron and steel heated to red and the quenching, the gridding over and over by changing the whetstones and the attaching the handle. In addition, the final blade edging is added in Jikko.

Machine can manufacture 100 knives in a day easily. The hand-made, however, is possible to complete 10 knives in a day.

Through this process, Sakai knives would be high-quality knives.

Expert "grinding"―Not machines but craftsman.

The process of knife maintenance is shown at the open factory. Whetstones which are necessary for restoration of the worn away or the chipped knife are classified by the granularity (the particle sizes). The granularity is indicated by “bante” (the number in Japanese). It is finer so that the number is larger.

Usually, the sharpness depends on the number of whetstones. Professional craftsman uses 3 kinds of whetstones: rough whetstone (between 80 to 220 bante), middle whetstones(between 400 and 1500 bante) and finishing whetstones (more than 3000 bante). he rough one restores the chipped part of knife edge and the middle one is used for the routine maintenance and the finishing one improves the cutting efficiency.

Skilled “Grinding” makes extremely sharp-edged knife. It is good enough that craftsmen use 3 kinds of whetstones. Craftsmen in Jikko, however, are not satisfied at all.

They use 5 or 6 kinds of whetstones including natural one and diamond one. Sometimes they use finishing whetstones which is 10000 bante. The grinding of super-thin blade which the machine cannot grind results in high cutting efficiency.

The process of knife maintenance is shown at the open factory. Whetstones which are necessary for restoration of the worn away or the chipped knife are classified by the granularity (the particle sizes). The granularity is indicated by “bante” (the number in Japanese). It is finer so that the number is larger.

Usually, the sharpness depends on the number of whetstones. Professional craftsman uses 3 kinds of whetstones: rough whetstone (between 80 to 220 bante), middle whetstones(between 400 and 1500 bante) and finishing whetstones (more than 3000 bante). he rough one restores the chipped part of knife edge and the middle one is used for the routine maintenance and the finishing one improves the cutting efficiency.

Skilled “Grinding” makes extremely sharp-edged knife. It is good enough that craftsmen use 3 kinds of whetstones. Craftsmen in Jikko, however, are not satisfied at all.

They use 5 or 6 kinds of whetstones including natural one and diamond one. Sometimes they use finishing whetstones which is 10000 bante. The grinding of super-thin blade which the machine cannot grind results in high cutting efficiency.

The process of knife maintenance is shown at the open factory. Whetstones which are necessary for restoration of the worn away or the chipped knife are classified by the granularity (the particle sizes). The granularity is indicated by “bante” (the number in Japanese). It is finer so that the number is larger.

Usually, the sharpness depends on the number of whetstones. Professional craftsman uses 3 kinds of whetstones: rough whetstone (between 80 to 220 bante), middle whetstones(between 400 and 1500 bante) and finishing whetstones (more than 3000 bante). he rough one restores the chipped part of knife edge and the middle one is used for the routine maintenance and the finishing one improves the cutting efficiency.

Skilled “Grinding” makes extremely sharp-edged knife. It is good enough that craftsmen use 3 kinds of whetstones. Craftsmen in Jikko, however, are not satisfied at all.

They use 5 or 6 kinds of whetstones including natural one and diamond one. Sometimes they use finishing whetstones which is 10000 bante. The grinding of super-thin blade which the machine cannot grind results in high cutting efficiency.

Name engraving service is available. Why not buy for the gift?

Made-to-order is available depends on your request. The craftsman makes the special one for the customer by asking the cutting foods, the users and the scene to use the knife.

Name engraving service is available for all knives. In Open Factory, it shall be able to order upon request and the same when the craftsman is available at branch shop in Namba SkyO. You can get your own “My knife” in the same day. The service takes 20 seconds fast! You will be excited at seeing the skill of engraving by the chisel and the hammer.

They are pleased with the knives with the name engraving for any anniversaries: Father’s day or Mother's day and opening the restaurants.

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JIKKO

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06-6585-9911