Hinokuni (Yukihiro Sakai)

Yukihiro Sakai is a young blacksmith from Kumamoto (Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu). He trained with Nishida-san (Nishida Hamono). Yukihiro-San's recent work is focused on Shirogami #1 with a kuro-uchi finish and evenly ground and flat profiles. His knives are affordable but of superior quality. We anticipate that over the years, the prices of his products will rise due to the superb craftsmanship and his growing popularity.