Striving for Sustainable Sakai Forged Knives in Sakai, a City With a 600-Year History of Knives
- Japanese Knife
- Company President: Yusuke Takahashi
Pursuit to Create High-Quality Knives With End Users in Mind
In 1917, Takahashikusu was founded as a manufacturer and wholesaler of cutlery in Sakai, which is a city of cutlery.
With our current president, the company is now operating in its fourth generation.
For over 100 years, we have contributed to the development of Japanese food culture by manufacturing and wholesaling numerous knives, which have mainly consisted of Japanese knives, as a bridge between users and makers.
Our inscription "Ittosai Kotetsu," meaning “Kotetsu’s knife,” was created in honor of "Kotetsu," who was a renowned swordsmith in the Edo period.
Today, the knives with this inscription are some of our top ranked knives among those we produce.
In addition to the Japanese knives from Sakai, which boast 600 years of tradition, we also manufacture high-quality knives from Seki-Echizen (Takefu) and Tsubame-Sanjo, which are Japan's leading producers of Western knives.
In the traditional industry of manufacturing Sakai Forged Knives, we are striving each day to develop authentic Sakai Forged Knives that are adapted to the times by changing aspects that should be changed, while preserving parts that are essential.
Achieving Long-Lasting Cutting Quality and Ease of Maintenance
The knives we consider to be excellent are those that have a "nice cutting quality" and are "easy to sharpen."
Although this may seem obvious, having a “nice cutting quality” and being “easy to sharpen” are qualities that contradict each other.
This means that it is extremely difficult to produce knives that exhibit both qualities.
However, this time, we have carefully selected knives that achieve a good balance of the two.
By nature, knives are not tools that are futile once they become blunt.
Rather than being strong and easy to cut with, knives that have a long-lasting cutting quality and are easy to sharpen can be used continuously until the end of their lifespan, and will help the entire world to become sustainable.
After paying particular attention to the appearance, we have created a variety of knives that range from classic styles to those that are stylish.
Going forward, we will strive to produce the best knives that will genuinely serve our customers well.
Becoming a Partner to Those Who Seek Flavors a Cut Above the Rest
Takahashikusu has a vision to "advance food culture around the world through the power of cooking."
In addition, we have also made it our mission to "become the best partner in the world to those who aspire to cook better."
People with such aspirations are not only limited to professional cooks, but also include those who like to cook in general.
We hope to provide these people with knives that are efficient and enjoyable to use, and are able to maximize the flavors of ingredients when cooking.
The products we sell at BECOS are limited to the truly good products that we have carefully selected and produced based on our more than 100 years of experience in the knife manufacturing and wholesaling industry.
Although our prices may be a little high, we are confident that you will be satisfied with our products.
We welcome feedback from our customers, so please be sure to tell us your honest opinions.