Our CRAFTSMEN

A Japanese kitchen knife is made in several processes. Each process requires a dedicated craftsman to make it. If one step is not done well, it will affect the overall experience. Let's learn more about our craftsmen's understanding and knowledge of knives.

Yoshinobu Yamawaki

41-year experience in the industry.
“Just recently I felt the greatest sense of accomplishment. We have built a factory, and the young people from within are now very talented sharpeners in Sakai. That is my greatest joy since I entered this industry.”

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Takao Asamura

53-year experience in the industry.
“A design that suits a knife is not immediately apparent. It is a result of trial and error. The answer for a good design is Japanese Haiga. Haiga involves composing a short poem and adding simple illustrations alongside it. I think it is best to engrave these kinds of simple illustrations on a knife.”

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Yasunori Hasegawa

26-year experience in the industry.
“I try to arrange something every day and make an effort to make it beautiful. So there is no "perfection." I feel a sense of accomplishment when a client is pleased with my work, but it is still far from perfect. My works are still about 70% completed.”

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Satoshi Nakagawa

17-year experience in the industry.
“As with anything, I have to keep up with new steel materials, new trends, and so on. Doing something new motivates me. Even though it is absolutely impossible at first, when I accomplish a knife through trial and error, I get excited. I keep doing those to motivate myself.”

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Akihito Fujiwara

10-year experience in the industry.
“When I started making knives, I had no idea what I was doing. So despite making kitchen knives, I was ignoring the customer’s experience. But after I started using the knives I made myself, I began to think of things to improve. It would be better to grind them a little more like this or that, as these parts hit the hands, they would feel better if they were a little more rounded, etc. So, I'm constantly making improvements.”

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Nobuhisa Yaginuma

37-year experience in the industry.
The perfect manufacturing process ensures that the knives are free of any imperfections, are easy to sharpen, and can be used for more than a year after sharpening. Yaginuma’s organization researches ancient excellent and beautiful steel in electric furnaces and wholesale iron furnaces. Their craft is a hand-forged product of the steel made from that research and Japanese iron such as tama-hagane.

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Masaya Shimizu

7-year experience in the industry.
“As my skills gradually increase, I am entrusted with expensive knives and other items. The greatest sense of accomplishment comes when I complete those knives.”

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Hirotoshi Tsujibayashi

13-year experience in the industry.
“When a customer comes back saying "I have tried knives from many places, but this knife is the best. So, I came back to buy more", I feel the happiest.”

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New Arrivals & Recommend

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Santoku SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 180mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Santoku SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 180mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Santoku SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 180mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Santoku SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 180mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Santoku SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 180mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Santoku SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 180mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Santoku SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 180mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Santoku SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 180mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]

Santoku SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 180mm

¥79,800
Gyuto AUS-10 Tsuchime Damascus Yaki Urushi Handle 210mm-AUS-10-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Gyuto AUS-10 Tsuchime Damascus Yaki Urushi Handle 210mm-AUS-10-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Gyuto AUS-10 Tsuchime Damascus Yaki Urushi Handle 210mm-AUS-10-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Gyuto AUS-10 Tsuchime Damascus Yaki Urushi Handle 210mm-AUS-10-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Gyuto AUS-10 Tsuchime Damascus Yaki Urushi Handle 210mm-AUS-10-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Gyuto AUS-10 Tsuchime Damascus Yaki Urushi Handle 210mm-AUS-10-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Gyuto AUS-10 Tsuchime Damascus Yaki Urushi Handle 210mm-AUS-10-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Gyuto AUS-10 Tsuchime Damascus Yaki Urushi Handle 210mm-AUS-10-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Gyuto AUS-10 Tsuchime Damascus Yaki Urushi Handle 210mm-AUS-10-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]

Gyuto AUS-10 Tsuchime Damascus Yaki Urushi Handle 210mm

¥30,800
Petty SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 150mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Petty SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 150mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Petty SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 150mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Petty SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 150mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Petty SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 150mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Petty SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 150mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Petty SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 150mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Petty SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 150mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Petty SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 150mm-SG-2-Damascus-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]

Petty SG-2 Damascus Buffalo Chestnuts Handle 150mm

¥59,800
Santoku White steel #1 Polished Yaki Urushi Handle 165mm-White steel #1-Polished-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Santoku White steel #1 Polished Yaki Urushi Handle 165mm-White steel #1-Polished-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Santoku White steel #1 Polished Yaki Urushi Handle 165mm-White steel #1-Polished-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Santoku White steel #1 Polished Yaki Urushi Handle 165mm-White steel #1-Polished-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Santoku White steel #1 Polished Yaki Urushi Handle 165mm-White steel #1-Polished-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Santoku White steel #1 Polished Yaki Urushi Handle 165mm-White steel #1-Polished-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Santoku White steel #1 Polished Yaki Urushi Handle 165mm-White steel #1-Polished-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Santoku White steel #1 Polished Yaki Urushi Handle 165mm-White steel #1-Polished-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]
Santoku White steel #1 Polished Yaki Urushi Handle 165mm-White steel #1-Polished-Japanese Handle-[Musashi]-[Japanese-Kitchen-Knives]

Santoku White steel #1 Polished Yaki Urushi Handle 165mm

¥35,800