Sakai Takayuki Sanpou Petty 150mm

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An excellent longer utility knife with a relatively thick profile and quality edge with a lovely kasumi finish. 

First Impressions

Elegant workhorses, the Sanpou has a little of everything - an excellent flat grind and profile, stunning looks and finish and with the White #2 core a durable and easy to sharpen carbon steel ready to work in any kitchen.


In our opinon, the Sanpou is a absolutely stunning knife. The kasumi finish on the core steel and misty soft iron cladding are subtle but create a lovely contrast and as the core steel develops a patina over time will only become more striking visually. 

Combined with a simple but classy single piece octagonal wenge wood handle it compliments the blades perfectly. 

In Hand

The hazy cladding finish combined with a very well made and smooth heel make the gyuto particularly comfortable in a pinch grip while the balance point and octagonal handles on the other knives in the range balance out the knives nicely.


At 62-63HRC, the Shirogami #2 core offers a good balance between robustness and easy sharpening as the steel and with soft iron cladding is a classic tried and tested Japanese knife construction choice.

Ease of Care

It's a reactive core steel so will develop a patina over time but simple care and maintenance of rinse and dry after use and you'll have no problems. 

We recommend using our carbon steel care kit to keep the knife in top condition.

Our Verdict

Immensely classy knives from Sakai Takyuki, the Sanpou has it all at a very competitive price point where there are plenty of impressive knives. 

Ideally suited to those seeking a workhorse profile in a gyuto or a relatively thick and tapered spine in the range we're definitely enjoying these and know you will too. 

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 149mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 278mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 32.6mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 3.35mm (Spine width above the heel) 2.87mm (Measured halfway along spine) 0.98mm (Measured 15mm from tip)
  • Total Weight: 92 grams
  • Core Steel: White #2
  • Cladding Steel: Soft Iron
  • Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal wenge
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: SAK-0072-##

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

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

Protection & care for this knife

Due to the thickness and height, currently only the petty size blade guard fits this knife.

There is no wooden saya available to fit.

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Meet the maker

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.

Helping you find the perfect knives & accessories

Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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