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Our Santoku knives

Our Gyuto knives

Our Bunka knives

Our Petty knives

Finding the right knife

Everyone chooses their knife differently. Some customers know exactly which steel they prefer, some are fans of a particular forge, still others are looking for a specific type of knife and just about everyone likes to browse.

From these different points of view, you can also pre-filter the knives in our store. Under "All knives" you can see the entire range, under "Knifemakers", "Knife types" and "Steels" the search can be narrowed down directly and you can get to the right result faster if you have precise ideas about the knife you want.

Traditional Japanese knife forging art

The tradition of Japanese knifemaking emerged from the history of Japanese swordsmithing. Japanese swords were made as early as the 15th century and the influences from this tradition can still be felt in some Japanese knifemakers today. From this centuries-old connection can be derived the skill and care that our blacksmiths continue to bring to the making of Japanese knives. The Japanese knife can be considered a cultural asset that has been preserved to this day. The traditional Japanese knife has a 3-layered structure, with a few exceptions. For example, Honyaki knives consist of only one layer of carbon steel. These knives are made by very few blacksmiths, are very complex to produce and therefore very expensive.

With a little practice, you can easily tell if it is an original hand-forged Japanese knife or not. There are many manufacturers who claim to produce Japanese knives. On closer inspection, however, one often finds that only Japanese steel is used. Apart from that, these knives often have nothing to do with original Japanese knives as far as the forging process is concerned. If you take a closer look at the grind of an original Japanese knife, you will see that there is a transition from the sheath steel to the core steel at the cutting edge itself.

In our store we only offer knives that are traditionally made by Japanese blacksmiths.