Sakai Jikko Akebono (曙 "Day Break") K-Tip Gyuto 270mm
Sakai Jikko Akebono (曙 "Day Break") K-Tip Gyuto 270mm
Sakai Jikko Akebono (曙 "Day Break") K-Tip Gyuto 270mm
Sakai Jikko Akebono (曙 "Day Break") K-Tip Gyuto 270mm
Sakai Jikko Akebono (曙 "Day Break") K-Tip Gyuto 270mm
Sakai Jikko Akebono (曙 "Day Break") K-Tip Gyuto 270mm
Sakai Jikko Akebono (曙 "Day Break") K-Tip Gyuto 270mm
Sakai Jikko Akebono (曙 "Day Break") K-Tip Gyuto 270mm

Sakai Jikko Akebono (曙 "Day Break") K-Tip Gyuto 270mm

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About the line: 曙(Akebono: Day Breakï¼?/span>

What are similarities and differences between the Akatsuki and Akebono?

Similarities: 

  • First of all, both the Akatsuki and Akebono means “dawn / daybreak”. I consider the Akebono as the sister line of the Akatsuki;
  • They are both finished by Master Hirosugu Tosa to an extremely high standard;
  • They are both iron cladded;
  • They are both extremely thin behind the edge;
  • They are both K&S exclusive. 

Above are pretty much the only similar bits that are the same between the two lines, and let’s focus on the differences: 

  • Unlike the Akatsuki which is derived from an existing (Jikko Yosaku) line, the Akebono is built from the ground up. The Akebono as of now only offer the 240mm Gyuto, and it will expand into other profiles depending on the market responsek
  • The profile of Akebono is made 100% to my specification;
  • The Akebono is forged by a well-known master smith, Kenichi Shiraki who is most famous for his blue steel work;
  • I consider the Akebono as an experimental line that is focused on the knife-nut community, and I will throw in many of my ideas here. You are most welcome let me know what you like to see in the future; 

 

The spine is totally rounded instead of just chamfering, it gives just THAT little extra comfort on pinch grip. I actually brought one of my K&S treated Tanaka to Jikko and asked for the same thing J I am glad to see Jikko totally exceed my expection in this regard.

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Measurements  

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Weight 

266 g 

Total Length

415 mm 

Tip to Heel Length

275 mm 

Blade Height at Heel

51 mm 

Width of Spine Above Heel 

3.1 mm 

Width of Spine at Middle of Blade

2.9 mm 

Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip

0.6 mm 

Steel

Blue 2 with iron clad

Hardness

62-63 

Handle Design

Varies

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