View Full Version : Does anyone know about Hiyoshimaru yanagis?

12-02-2012, 08:24 AM
i was reading the book "Japanes kitchen knives" and saw a pic of this beautiful honyaki yanagi made, according to the author by Hiyoshimaru. My Google-fu didn't get me anywhere. Does anyone know anything about these knives?

12-03-2012, 03:10 AM
Hiyoshimaru is a kitchen knife retailer based in Tokyo :) It seems they use craftsmen from Sakai for most of their products.

12-03-2012, 07:27 AM
Thanks Sara!

this is the knife, any chance the Kanji can give us more information?


I tried to improve the legibility a little bit


12-03-2012, 04:47 PM
I can read the kanji on the blade easily, but when it comes to pronunciation I can only be sure about "Sakai Ichimonji" but the latter part is not 100%. My best guess to read it is as "Tadakuni Saku". I'm not sure which retailer owns this particular branding/logo though. Once again, this confirms me that the products come from Sakai, but who carries or holds patent of this particular branding are unknown.

The hekler
12-03-2012, 05:23 PM
Beautiful knife!

12-03-2012, 06:08 PM
Beautiful knife!

it sure is! it also is a good answer for the thread from a while back asking how much distal taper yanagis should have.