Zenpou Brand : Carbon steel and VG10 Damascus steel knives from all over Japan

(Zenpou)

This is the original brand of our store. They are kitchen knives made by craftsmen or factory which have contracted with us.

Aogami super, Gingami#3 and AUS10 steel series are made at a factory in Kochi prefecture (Southern Japan). Beautiful knives such as hammered, black finish, and matt finish…, now it is one of the most important factories for craft kitchen knife making in Japan.

We will be ordering more types of knives from this factory.


VG10 Damascus Series are made at a factory in Seki City. The owner recently refurbished the factory and he is in a lot of debt. So they have to make a lot of knives, but unfortunately the work is not progressing. Because there is a shortage of craftsmen. This factory used to be one of Japan’s leading Damascus knives factories, but now they have to learn how to get craftsmen. The shortage of craftsmen is a big problem in the Japanese knife industry. Japanese knives may become more expensive or unavailable in the future.

Price range : US$80.00 – US$180.00

CH002 Japanese Santoku knife Zen-pou Black Aogami Super steel 180mm

Knife Type Santoku
Blade Material Stainless with Aogami Super steel core
Hardness Around 65 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Pakkawood
Blade Length 18cm (7.08inch)
Total Length 30cm (11.8inch)
Weight 180grs (6.34oz)

CH003 Japanese Chef knife Zen-pou Black Aogami Super steel 210mm

Knife Type Gyuto
Blade Material Aogami super Steel
Hardness Around 65 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Pakkawood
Blade Length 21cm (8.26inch)
Total Length 33.5cm (13.2inch)
Weight 200grs (7.05oz)

CH009 Japanese Nakiri knife Black Aogami Super steel 165mm

Knife Type Nakiri
Blade Material Aogami super Steel
Hardness Around 65 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Pakkawood
Blade Length 16.5cm(6.5inch)
Total Length 28.5cm(11.2inch)
Weight 210grs(7.4oz)

CH004 Japanese Santoku knife Zen-pou TC Aogami Super steel 180mm

Knife Type Santoku
Blade Material Aogami super Steel
Hardness Around 65 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Packer wood
Blade Length 18cm (7.08inch)
Total Length 30cm (11.8inch)
Weight 175grs (6.17oz)

CH005 Japanese Chef knife Zen-pou TC Aogami Super steel 210mm

Knife Type Gyuto
Blade Material Aogami super Steel
Hardness Around 65 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Packer wood
Blade Length 21cm (8.26inch)
Total Length 33.5cm (13.2inch)
Weight 190grs (6.7oz)

CH006 Japanese Santoku knife Zen-pou Gingami3 steel 180mm

Knife Type Santoku
Blade Material Gingami3 Steel
Hardness Around 61 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Packer wood
Blade Length 18cm (7.08inch)
Total Length 30cm (11.8inch)
Weight 180grs (6.34oz)

CH007 Japanese Chef knife Zen-pou Gingami3 steel 210mm

Knife Type Gyuto
Blade Material Gingami3 Steel
Hardness Around 61 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Packer wood
Blade Length 21cm (8.26inch)
Total Length 33.5cm (13.2inch)
Weight 195grs (6.87oz)

CH008 Japanese Santoku knife AUS10 Damascus Zen-Pou 180mm

Knife Type Santoku
Blade Material AUS10 Damascus
Hardness Around 61 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Packer wood
Blade Length 18cm (7.08inch)
Total Length 30cm (11.8inch)
Weight 180grs (6.34oz)

CY215 Japanese Kiritsuke Santoku knife Zen-Pou 190mm

Knife Type Kiritsuke Santoku
Blade Material AUS10 Damascus
Hardness Around 61 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Packerwood
Blade Length 190mm (7.48inch)
Total Length 320mm (12.6inch)
Weight 195grs (6.87oz)

CY216 Japanese Kiritsuke Petty knife Zen-Pou 140mm

Knife Type Kiritsuke Santoku
Blade Material AUS10 Damascus
Hardness Around 61 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Packerwood
Blade Length 140mm (5.5inch)
Total Length 260mm (10.2inch)
Weight 110grs (3.88oz)

CY201 Japanese Santoku knife SP Damascus Zen-Pou 170mm

Knife Type Santoku
Blade Material VG10 Damascus
Hardness Around 61 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Packer wood
Blade Length 170mm (7inch)
Total Length 290mm (11.4inch)
Weight 167grs (5.9oz)

CY203 Japanese Santoku knife TC Damascus Zen-Pou 185mm

Knife Type Santoku
Blade Material VG10 Damascus
Hardness Around 61 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Mahogany Wood
Blade Length 185mm (7.28inch)
Total Length 305mm (12inch)
Weight 176grs (6.20oz)

CY204 Japanese Petty knife TC Damascus Zen-Pou 140mm

Knife Type Petty
Blade Material VG10 Damascus
Hardness Around 61 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Mahogany Wood
Blade Length 140mm (5.5inch)
Total Length 260mm (10.2inch)
Weight 88grs (3.1oz)

CY208 Japanese Wa-Santoku knife Damascus Zen-Pou 185mm

Knife Type Santoku
Blade Material Swedish-Steel Damascus
Hardness Around 60 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Rosewood
Blade Length 185mm (7.28inch)
Total Length 315mm (12.4inch)
Weight 130grs (4.58oz)

CY209 Japanese Wa-Petty knife Damascus Zen-Pou 155mm

Knife Type Petty
Blade Material Swedish-Steel Damascus
Hardness Around 60 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Rosewood
Blade Length 155mm (6.10inch)
Total Length 270mm (10.62inch)
Weight 75grs (2.64oz)

CY207 Japanese Wa-Gyuto knife Damascus Zen-Pou 215mm

Knife Type Gyuto
Blade Material AUS10 Damascus steel
Hardness Around 61 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Rosewood
Blade Length 215mm (8.46 inch)
Total Length 360mm (14.1 inch)
Weight 147grs (5.18 oz)

CY210 Japanese Gyuto Chef knife TC Damascus Zen-Pou 215mm

Knife Type Gyuto
Blade Material VG10 Damascus
Hardness Around 61 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Mahogany Wood
Blade Length 215mm (8.46inch)
Total Length 335mm (13.2inch)
Weight 185grs (6.52oz)

CY214 Japanese Sujihiki knife TC Damascus Zen-Pou 245mm

Knife Type Sujihiki (Slicer)
Blade Material VG10 Damascus
Hardness Around 61 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Mahogany Wood
Blade Length 245mm (9.64inch)
Total Length 365mm (14.34inch)
Weight 192grs (6.77oz)

CY211 Japanese Usuba knife TC Damascus Zen-Pou 165mm

Knife Type Usuba (Nakiri)
Blade Material VG10 Damascus
Hardness Around 61 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Mahogany Wood
Blade Length 165mm (6.5inch)
Total Length 285mm (11.2inch)
Weight 188grs (6.63oz)

CY213 Japanese Paring knife TC Damascus Zen-Pou 80mm

Knife Type Paring knife
Blade Material VG10 Damascus
Hardness Around 61 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Mahogany Wood
Blade Length 80mm (3.2inch)
Total Length 190mm (7.5inch)
Weight 75grs (2.6oz)

CY219 Japanese Gyuto Chef knife Damascus Zen-Pou 210mm

Knife Type Gyuto
Blade Material VG10 Damascus
Hardness Around 61 HRC
Double beveled edge For right and left-hand users
Handle Mahogany Wood
Blade Length 210mm (8.26inch)
Total Length 330mm (13inch)
Weight 195grs (6.87oz)

CY217 Japanese Yanagiba knife Shirogami#2 steel Zen-Pou 230mm

Knife Type Yanagiba
Blade Material Shirogami # 2 steel
Hardness Around 62 HRC
Shingle beveled edge For right-hand users
Handle Octagonal Rosewood
Blade Length 230mm (9inch)
Total Length 380mm (15inch)
Weight 150grs (5.3oz)

CY218 Japanese Deba knife Shirogami#2 steel Zen-Pou 150mm

Knife Type Deba
Blade Material Shirogami # 2 steel
Hardness Around 62 HRC
Shingle beveled edge For right-hand users
Handle Octagonal Rosewood
Blade Length 150mm (5.9inch)
Total Length 290mm (11.4inch)
Weight 230grs (8.1oz)