The history of the blacksmith's forging in Sakai

Tumulus period(the mid-fifth century)
Blacksmith in Sakai manufactured and provided hoe and fork for the construction of the Mausoleum of Emperor Nintoku.
 
Heian period(794-1185) - Kamakura period(1185-1333)
They took part in the casting of the statue of Buddha of Nara.
 
Muromachi period(1336-1573)
They manufactured guns and Japanese swords.
 
Muromachi period(1336-1573) - Edo period(1603-1868)
They manufactured knives for cutting tobacco leaves and then became active in kitchen knives.
 
About 17th century, the development of the blacksmith's forging technology in Sakai became popular as "SAKAI UCHIHAMONO" throughout Japan.

SAKAI TOHJI 堺刀司 since 1805

SAKAI  Traditional Knives