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has all essential natural resources, making it the ideal city for forging
Katana blades – the reason why Seki became one of the most popular and renowned
sword-making cities in Japan.
1876, however, the government issued the Sword Abolishment Edict, which
prohibited people from carrying weapons in public. The demand for Katana
dropped sharply. Many sword smiths had to forge knives, small swords and shears
in order to continue their way of life. Because of this, Seki moved from being
a sword-making city to producing kitchen knives for daily use.
Corporation has inherited these ancient sword smiths’ traditional skills, and
has been crafting professional kitchen knives since the company's establishment
Kitchen knives exist as essential products in our daily
Combining the best of advanced technology with the unsurpassed knowledge and expertise of traditional craftsmen, Yaxell have created several high-end knife lines. Each high-end knife line has one Japanese character as its name: “豪GOU”, “嵐 RAN”, “膳 ZEN” and “紋 MON”. “嵐 RAN” has become popular around the world. This success has sparked a trend among other brands of putting one Japanese character on their blades and affirmed Yaxell Corporation’s status as a world-class manufacturing company.
The Yaxell stainless-steel blades are heated in a kiln to a very high temperature and then ice hardened. They are then again hardened using high temperature to make the blade strong and durable with long-lasting performance. This special heat treatment makes the blades resistant to corrosion. The Yaxell handles are made of Micarta, a natural material of resin and linen that gives optimal strength and best hygiene by closing any gaps between the handle and the steel blade.