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Special feature : The sharpest Japanese knives

4 different Aogami super steel Japanese knives

Top selling stainless knives

The most important characteristic and advantage of stainless knives is that they have resistance to oxidation. Even if you leave the knife wet, it will not rust easily, so maintenance will be easier. Stainless steel knives are not as very sharp as carbon steel knives, but they are sharp enough.

Top selling carbon steel knives

Carbon steel has a high carbon content and is characterized by being hard and sharp. It is also easier to sharpen than stainless knives. It rusts easily, however, many chefs demanding sharpness prefer carbon steel knives.

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Japanese Santoku knife placed on a black board

Santoku is a multi-purpose knife that can be used for various ingredients such as meat, fish and vegetables. General Santoku knife is designed to be light weight, not too long, and is easy to use. Now Santoku is the most popular kitchen knife in Japan and also it is the most exported Japanese knife to western market. [See the knives]

Japanese Gyuto Chef knife placed on a black board

Gyuto is the Japanese version of the classic western chef’s knife. Similar to Santoku it can be used for various ingredients such as meat, fish and vegetables, but it has a longer blade than Santoku knife. Many professional chef prefer Gyuto knife. [See the knives]

Japanese Petty knife placed on a black board

Petty is a Japanese designed small knife. It is mainly used to cut small ingredients. If it has a blade of 14 cm or more, it can be used as a multi-knife just like Santoku knife. And shorter Petty or Paring knives are good for peeling by holding ingredients in hand. [See the knives]

Japanese Nakiri knife placed on a black board

Nakiri is mainly used to cut vegetables. The blade is wide and designed to be straighter cutting edge than Santoku or Chef’s knife, so it is easy to cut large vegetables such as cabbage. It is a traditional Japanese kitchen knife that is also the origin of Santoku knife. [See the knives]

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Zenpou is the original brand of our store. They are kitchen knives made by craftsmen who have contracted with us. We contract with factories and craftsmen all over Japan.

Sekikanetsugu – Saiun

Inherited the tradition of Japanese swordsmith craftsman “Kanetsugu”. Strong blade , an elaborate handle.. if you do not care about weight, or prefer heavy knives, this brand is recommended.

Sakai Takayuki

One of the top kitchen knife brands from Osaka. Sakai Takayuki is not exactly a maker, they do not have a factory and order craftsmen and factories. Especially VG10 and AUS10 Damascus knives are famous.


Minamoto Brand is located in Seki city and knives are renowned for their precious work. Sweden steel series for home use and Damascus with VG10 steel core series for professional use.


For 50 years, Master Kawamura has manufactured handmade kitchen knives in his workshop. He is currently in his 70s and has no successor, so his knives are expected to become rare in the future.


Mr. Yamamoto is one of the most notable Japanese knife craftsmen. He is certified by the Japanese government as a traditional craftsman.


Mr. Takeshi Saji is a traditional craftsman certified by Japanese government for 30 years and famous as a Echizen Knife master. (Echizen is a town known as the center of forged knives).

Tosa Kajiya

Japanese knife brand from Tosa (Kochi Prefecture, southern Japan). Currently, Mr. Tsutomu the third generation and his son the fourth generation, are making kitchen knives.

Our store’s selection

We work near Seki city that is the largest kitchen knife production city in Japan. However, not only from Seki City, but also we contract with factories and craftsmen in various places , and we purchase top quality kitchen knives throughout Japan.

Those have the highest quality at a price that is not too expensive. Also we have a variety kinds of Japanese kitchen knives such as carbon steel knives, stainless steel knives, western style knives, Japanese traditional knives.. etc.

We don’t have many rare knives. We do not have similar knives. Therefore, there are not many items, but we believe that we have the best selection for daily use (for professional chefs and for home use) . We hope you find your favorite Japanese kitchen knife.