We are proud to be the exclusive U.S. provider of Kanetsugu Saiun knives, handcrafted in Seki, Japan. These professional Japanese knives are made from 33-layer Damascus steel with a cobalt VG-10 core. The lightweight ergonomic handles are fashioned from black linen micarta imported from Spain. Elegant, balanced, and razor sharp, these knives are ideal for professional chefs or home cooks alike.
Japanese knives are renowned for their sharpness, durability, and high quality craftsmanship. For over 660 years the traditions and techniques of the Kantesugu swordsmiths, whose origins date back to Japan’s Teiwa period/Jowa era (1345-1349), have been faithfully passed down from master to apprentice. Mr. Mitsuyasu Kawamura, the current generation Kanetsugu smith and owner, has created this collection with the intention of bringing the legendary sharpness of the katana to modern Japanese kitchen knives.