Brand: Tadokoro 土 佐 包 丁 工房 所 刃 物
Production area: Tosa-Kochi / Japan
Profile: Sakimaru Takobiki
Size: 270 mm
Type of steel: carbon steel (Oxydable)
Steel: Yasuki White (Shirogami) # 2, covered with soft iron
Handle: Rosewood and blonde buffalo horn
Total length: 418 mm
Length of edge: 264 mm
Length of handle at tip: 278 mm
Blade height: 28 mm
Thick: 3.2 mm
Length of handle: 140 mm
Hand orientation: right-handed
Even today, few of us realize the importance of the work of the seeder in the art of knife making. Without the sharpener, the knife would simply be a well-forged paperweight. The work of the sharpener is like that of a sculptor, to carefully remove the useless material until a masterpiece is revealed. Few knife sharpeners can create masterpieces like Tadokoro-san.
Tadokoro-san is a famous knife sharpener from Tosa, with 25 years of experience in his field. He began his career when he was only 15 years old and learned much of his skills from Morihiro-san, considered Sakai’s best knife sharpener. His incredible talent and attention to detail are evident when inspecting his knives.