Sakai Takayuki Moonlit Waves Gyuto 240mm

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The handle of a classic Western knife with the beauty of a Japanese blade. Jaw dropping beauty and performance.

Featuring a quality handle; solid and weighty with a full tang which is unusual for a Japanese knife but that is why this one is so popular, it brings together the quality and beauty of Japanese steel with a more familiar Western handle. The blade is sharp as you'd expect and simply wonderful to look at.

First Impressions

Impressive out of the box edge and a good quality overall finish along the blade and through to the full tang Western handle. It's got a great feel to it and strikes a nice balance between looks and immediate performance.


The blades look stunning and are certainly eye catching. The 17 layers of stainless steel on each side are hand ground to reveal each one in turn like tree rings.

The hammered dimples are a by product of getting the layers to bind together but leave the blade with this wonderful finish. The pakka wood handles finish it off well and make this range very attractive.

In Hand

A comfortable full tang Western handle adds a little extra weight to the knife but across the range they remain well balanced and nimble in hand.


VG10 clad in stainless steel is widely used in Japanese knives because it's a strong steel capable of taking and retaining a great edge and is quick and easy to sharpen. 

Combined with the sturdy Western style pakka wood handle riveted to the full tang of the knife this is a well made and higly durable range of knives.

Ease of Care

VG10 and stainless clad steel is about as easy a combination as you will find for care, it's fully stainless and easy to sharpen and look after. Just follow our normal care instructions and your knife will serve you for many years.

Our Verdict

Great Japanese blades paired with well made sturdy handles and fabulous looks with plenty of scope to refine the already impressive edge with minimal effort on a whetstone if you wish. 

The Moonlit Waves is one of our all-time best selling ranges for good reason.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 246mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 375mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.5mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 51mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 248 grams
  • Core Steel: VG10
  • This knife is made from a stain resistant steel and so is a great choice for ease of care and it won't react with your ingredients like a carbon steel knife.

    Read the Japanese knife care guide
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 60-61 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Western
  • Handle Material: Full tang pakka wood
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: 1755

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.

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Sakai Takayuki

Well known and respected, Sakai knives are created by a skilled team of craftsmen and as a company have been creating knives for more than 600 years.

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