The KAKURI 'Katsuo' Bonito Shaver is a premium and refined version of one of Japan's essential kitchen tools. It is made by hand from red Japanese oak, with a blade made from blue paper steel and a soft iron layer.
The size is compact and it is designed to be placed directly above a small plate or bowl. This means it can be used directly at the table, whether at home or in a restaurant, to shave katsuoboshi (bonito flakes), or slice other types of cured meat or hard vegetables.
The cutting block with blade can easily be removed to clean, and it also has a wooden lid to protect the blade when not in use.
KAKURI Corporation is a company based in Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture. It was established in 1946 and its philosophy is to promote "a rich life through tools." This philosophy is based on the understanding that making things is a rewarding and enriching experience, and KAKURI therefore produces high quality tools that can enable a creative manufacturing process. It aims to create harmony between people, skills and tools and produces a wide range of hand tools for people who enjoy DIY.
KAKURI is a member of SMITH SANJO JAPAN, a group of craftsmen in Sanjo with an enterprising and innovative spirit, who have inherited the traditions and heritage from their predecessors. Since Sanjo is known as a district where high quality blades, metal products and hand tools are produced, SMITH members aim to promote the skills handed down by craftsmen over generations.