Sakai Forged Knives: Workshop Visit & Conversation

Discover the centuries-old craftsmanship of Sakai City’s hand-forged knives and meet master craftsmen making such blades today.

During this online event broadcast from the Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum, kajiya (blacksmith) Ikeda Yoshikazu introduced the forging process and togishi (sharpener) Yamatsuka Mitsuo presented a live demonstration of the sharpening process which gives Sakai forged knives the exceptionally sharp edge for which they are renowned.