Yauchi Hamono (八内刃物製作所)

Yauchi Hamono Knife Factory (second-generation sharpner: Yasuo Yauchi) has been producing great quality Sakai knives one by one for over 50 years in Sakai City, Osaka, Japan. Sakai City is world famous for its knives and it is with over 600 years of experience, passed down from family member to family member.

Santoku Knife (三徳包丁)

Santoku knife is also called “Can-Do-Everything Knife.” It has good points of both of “Nakiri knife (Japanese knife)” and “Gyutou (European knife).” The blade is thin and you can cut vegetables, meat, and fish with this knife.

Gyutou Knife (牛刀)

Gyutou knife is mainly used to cut meat. This knife also can be used to cut vegetable, fish, bread, and other soft foods. The blade length ranges between 180 mm and 360 mm. 210 mm is regular size.

Nakiri Knife (菜切包丁)

Nakiri knife is designed for mainly vegetable cutting purpose, which is used at home. This is called “vegetable cutting knife”, however, this knife can be used in many cookings. This old-school knife is loved by the chefs regardless of gender.

Sashimi Knife (刺身包丁)

Sashimi knife is designed only for cutting sashimi. The tissue of fish can be damaged by being scratched of back-and-forth motion, however, with this sashimi knife, you don’t have to pump it many times. Please enjoy the palatable taste of sashimi with our sashimi knife.

Deba Knife (出刃包丁)

Deba knife is used to break down fish and chicken. The characteristics of the knife is the blade’s thickness and its weight. This is triangle-shaped knife and it can be grouped into two broad classes by its size, “Big Deba” and “Middle Deba.”

Specialized Knife (特殊包丁)

Specialized knives are available on our website, such as “Soba cutting knife”, “Sushi cutting knife”, “Salmon Cutting Knife”, “Watermelon Cutting Knife”, and etc.

The more use it, the more you will love it.

Yauchi Hamono Knife Factory(second-generation sharpner: Yasuo Yauchi) has been producing great quality Sakai knives one by one for over 50 years in Sakai City, Osaka, Japan.

Sakai City is world famous for its knives and it is with over 600 years of experience, passed down from family member to familly member.
Yauchi Hamono’s speciality is double-edging.
Even within Sakai, this is a rare technique amang sharpeners.

Double-edging technique is to sharpen the both sides of a knife, and it helps you to easily cut any type of foods.
Please enjoy the same superior sharpness at your home which is appreciated in professional kitchens all over the world.

Thank you.

1937 Sakichi Yauchi began operation of Yauchi Hamono Knife Factory.
1960 Yasuo Yauchi succeeded as the second-generation sharpner.
1988 Sakai Knife Suminagashi Cake Knife received a prize of the Osaka Governer Award.
1999 Yauchi Hamono received a Sakai City Business Acheivement Award.
2000 High-speed Steel Santoku Knife was registered as Sakai City’s well-rated suvenior.
2012 Takeshi Yauchi succeeded as the third-generation sharpner.
Compact Japanese Cooking Knife “YAUCHI” has been certificated as
Made-in-Osaka-Brand” (By the dsepartment of Local and traditional
technique.)