About Us

Founded in 2011, our focus has always been on Japanese chef knives. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into them and the exceptional performance a truly sharp knife has.

Our aim has always been to help our customers find and buy the best knife for them and we know how big an investment a "real" kitchen knife can be so we only sell knives and accessories that we'd be happy to pay for and own ourselves.

Over the years we've enjoyed testing and using the wide range of knives we stock and while we remain deliberately small, we continue working hard to serve our many happy customers both in the UK and around the world. 

Ally & James Young

A photo of Ally and James visiting Japan in 2018
Ally & James visiting Japan in 2018

Advice and feedback

Need some help choosing the right knife? We've got a great guide on choosing the right Japanese chef knife for your cooking needs and if you have any other questions you are always welcome to contact us

Helping you pick the right tool for the job makes us happy!