The UK’s Best Japanese Knife Shop

We review and sell a select range of the most stunning Japanese chef knives and accessories in the UK. Whether you're an expert or buying your first knife, you’re in the right place.

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VG10 Tsuchime

VG10 Tsuchime

A very distinctive looking hammered and layered blade finish and a classic Japanese handle makes this range stand out on any rack.

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Made by Masakage Knives

Crafted by master blacksmiths and in a range of beautiful styles and steels, Masakage knives blend outstanding quality with value for money.

Masakage Knives
White #2

White #2

Supremely understated, the sandblasted finish of the cladding steel gives a satin look that offsets the high polish of the cutting edge to create a classic looking Japanese knife.

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Made by Jikko Knives

Established in Sakai in 1901, Jikko's blacksmiths have a long history of designing and creating high quality knives that marry subtle design and excellent edge retention.

Jikko Knives
ZDP-189

ZDP-189

Treated to a hardness seldom seen gives the ZDP189 one of the sharpest edges we've ever used, these knives will blow you away.

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Made by Yoshida Hamono

Yoshida Hamono is a family-owned Japanese company with an age-long tradition in manufacturing state-of-the-art tools and Japanese swords (katanas) by hand.

Yoshida Hamono
Buho

Buho

A very affordable range that offers great looks and a famously well ground edge that would be a perfect introduction to the look and feel of Japanese knives at a price we sometimes can't believe!

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Made by Takeo Murata

Takeo Murata is a blacksmith from Kochi Japan who began his apprenticeship at 16 in 1965 and is famed for his craftsmanship and the balance of his knives.

Takeo Murata
Moonlit Waves

Moonlit Waves

East, meet West. These knives combine the style and detail of the best Japanese knives with a familiar Western handle for those preferring a more robust knife that still cuts excellently.

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Made by Sakai Takayuki

Well known and respected, Sakai knives are created by a skilled team of craftsmen and as a company have been creating knives for more than 600 years.

Sakai Takayuki
45 layer Damascus

45 layer Damascus

A very popular and classic Japanese style range that combine 45 layers of hammered Damascus steel with a beautiful octagonal wa handle with great performance and a price that's hard to beat.

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Made by Sakai Takayuki

Well known and respected, Sakai knives are created by a skilled team of craftsmen and as a company have been creating knives for more than 600 years.

Sakai Takayuki
Yuki

Yuki

The beautiful subtlety of the nashiji finish is designed to look like winter snow and with the carbon steel core combines a balance of beauty and performance.

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Made by Yoshimi Kato

Yoshimi Kato San is the son-in-law of Hiroshi Kato San (who recently took a step backwards after over 50 years as a blacksmith).

Yoshimi Kato
Koishi

Koishi

Inspired by river pebbles, the Koishi range is a timeless classic that will last for years.

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Made by Yoshimi Kato

Yoshimi Kato San is the son-in-law of Hiroshi Kato San (who recently took a step backwards after over 50 years as a blacksmith).

Yoshimi Kato
33 layer Damascus

33 layer Damascus

A hand hammered blade with a high polish finish that exposes the layers of steel beautifully down to the cutting edge makes this a classic.

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Made by Sakai Takayuki

Well known and respected, Sakai knives are created by a skilled team of craftsmen and as a company have been creating knives for more than 600 years.

Sakai Takayuki
Anryu Aogami

Anryu Aogami

Master blacksmith Katsushige Anryu has created a stunningly sharp range using all of his 50 years experience and the unique, hand hammered finish is subtle but very recognisable.

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Made by Katsushige Anryu

Master Blacksmith

Knife making is in Anryu-san's blood. A fourth generation knife maker and has been working as a blacksmith for well over 50 years.

Katsushige Anryu
Kumo

Kumo

Designed to represent stormy clouds, master blacksmith Anryu San has created a strong and beautiful range of knives to last a lifetime.

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Made by Katsushige Anryu

Master Blacksmith

Knife making is in Anryu-san's blood. A fourth generation knife maker and has been working as a blacksmith for well over 50 years.

Katsushige Anryu
Shimo

Shimo

Hand forged shirogami steel with a pattern designed to resemble morning frost the beautiful blades match perfectly with the white pakka wood handles.

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Made by Yu Kurosaki

Master Nokaji

The youngest blacksmith to be granted the title of Master Nokaji and senior teacher at Takefu Knife Village, the skill and craft put into each of his knives is clear to see.

Yu Kurosaki
Kiri

Kiri

Kiri means mist in Japanese and the damascus cladding on this range of knives represents this perfectly!

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Made by Yoshimi Kato

Yoshimi Kato San is the son-in-law of Hiroshi Kato San (who recently took a step backwards after over 50 years as a blacksmith).

Yoshimi Kato
Shizuku

Shizuku

An incredible high polish patterned finish unique to every knife makes this beautiful range stand out a mile.

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Made by Yu Kurosaki

Master Nokaji

The youngest blacksmith to be granted the title of Master Nokaji and senior teacher at Takefu Knife Village, the skill and craft put into each of his knives is clear to see.

Yu Kurosaki
Denka no Hoto

Denka no Hoto

Incredible workmanship, materials and sharpness make this range one that performs at the highest level for years.

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Made by Teruyasu Fujiwara

Master Blacksmith

Teruyasu San makes all his knives from scratch and completes the whole process himself, the quality, sharpness, hardness and edge retention of his knives is simply stunning.

Teruyasu Fujiwara
Denka no Hoto (Wa handle)

Denka no Hoto (Wa handle)

Incredible workmanship, materials and sharpness make this range one that performs at the highest level for years.

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Made by Teruyasu Fujiwara

Master Blacksmith

Teruyasu San makes all his knives from scratch and completes the whole process himself, the quality, sharpness, hardness and edge retention of his knives is simply stunning.

Teruyasu Fujiwara
Kotetsu Type 3 AS

Kotetsu Type 3 AS

The Kotetsu range of exclusive lightweight chef knives, hand-forged from Aogami Super Blue steel these are incredibly sharp!

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Made by Takayuki Shibata

Shibata san is one of the top knife sharpeners in Japan and his knife making skill extends to his own beautiful Kotetsu range.

Takayuki Shibata
Iron Clad

Iron Clad

The Kotetsu range of exclusive lightweight chef knives, made from R2 powdered steel, blacksmithed by Ikeda san and hand sharpened individually by Shibata san. True works of art.

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Made by Takayuki Shibata

Shibata san is one of the top knife sharpeners in Japan and his knife making skill extends to his own beautiful Kotetsu range.

Takayuki Shibata
GS+

GS+

This incredibly thin laser semi-stainless range from Konosuke is not only elegant to look at it's a real work-horse due to it's lightness.

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Made by Konosuke

Konosuke Knives and Cutlery Company are based in Sakai City and their fit and finish on all their knives is second to none.

Konosuke
Keiai T1 White Kurouchi

Keiai T1 White Kurouchi

Beautiful white number 1 steel knives with a stunning kurouchi finish by Konosuke.

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Made by Konosuke

Konosuke Knives and Cutlery Company are based in Sakai City and their fit and finish on all their knives is second to none.

Konosuke
Copper Alloy

Copper Alloy

TOG Knives is an exciting brand launched at the end of 2013. They combine traditional Japanese craft with Western design and production technology to create a striking range of knives.

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Made by Tog Knives

TOG Knives are produced in small batches in Seki City and virtually every stage of the process is carried out by hand by some of the most skilled craftsmen in the world.

Tog Knives
K Series

K Series

These are tough knives for heavy use in a busy kitchen combining comfort with excellent sharpness and durability.

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Made by Fallkniven

Fallkniven started operations in 1984 and today is acknowledged as one of Sweden’s foremost knife specialists.

Fallkniven
One offs

One offs

One offs, rarities and other knives we don't normally stock!

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Seconds

Seconds

The place to find knives that have a slight flaw, are reconditioned or may have been returned.

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