UKIMON - Mt. Fuji
G. SAKAI―The harmony of traditional craftsman skills and advanced technology.
The Ukimon is a small, money clip knife with a twist: the obverse scale of each Ukimon knife features a recreation of famous Ukiyo-e artistic prints. These images are done using a unique process involving raised printing and UV radiation. This technique is similar to screen printing is used to color the images. The result is finely textured renditions of famous Japanese works of art. The Ukimon is a tribute to Japanese craftsmanship, by traditional craftsmen.
This Ukimon features the “Gaifu Kaisei” meaning Fine Wind, Clear Morning, also known as South Wind, Clear Sky or Red Fuji, from a wood block print by renowned Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, part of his Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series, dating from 1830-1832.
To compliment the beautiful artwork, this knife uses woodgrain stainless Damascus with a VG-10 core with a Samurai sword blade (Katana) nail mark.