Jikko was established in 1901 in the Japanese city of Sakai located in the Osaka prefecture. Sakai is a well known as city where a number of Japan’s top quality knives are produced. One thing that has separate their knives from the rest of the manufactures in the Sakai region and possibly all of Japan is their “Hatsuke” method. “Hatsuke” is a special finishing method used to give the blades an even finer angle, making the knives even sharper and at the same time allowing the blade to remain sharper for longer. The “Hatsuke” method was developed after years of research.