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.
41-year experience in the industry.
Just recently I felt the greatest sense of accomplishment. We have built a factory. The young people from that factory are now very talented sharpeners in Sakai. That is my greatest joy since I entered this industry.
53-year experience in the industry.
A design that fits a knife is not immediately apparent. It is a result of trial and error. I will never know unless I try. The clue is Japanese Haiga. It is to write a short poem and draw its simple picture on paper. I think it is best to engrave such a picture on a knife. What I am doing now is in the creation phase. Therefore, this is not the final form. I expect that I can create something much better.
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.
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. Also, 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.
10-year experience in the industry.
When I started making knives, I had no idea what I was doing, so although the shape was a kitchen knife, I ignored the ease of use for the customer. But after I started making knives and using them myself, I began to think that it would be better to grind them a little more like this or that these parts hit the hands so they would feel better if they were a little more rounded, etc. So, I'm constantly making improvements.
13-year experience in the industry.
When a customer comes back, saying "These knives are the best." "I have tried knives from many places, but this knife is the best. So, I came back to buy more," I am the happiest.
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.