In Japan, the art of the sword smith has a long tradition. Today HAIKU knives are manufactured in small Japanese knife factories out of high-grade modern steel. Borrowing from an ancient method, a bamboo peg (“mekugi”) is inserted from the side into every HAIKU knife where the tang and handle are joined for added stability.
To this day, traditional sword smiths in Japan use this time-tested technique when crafting swords like those once used by the samurai of medieval Japan.
Haiku are the preferred choice in culinary competitions due to their symmetry, lightness and the unique comfort of the wooden handle. For repetitive use in busy kitchens Haiku is the only option.
HAIKU - the Japanese knife with the honoki-wood handle.
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