All knives

Knife design and style varies hugely from blacksmith to blacksmith so why not browse each range based on the design of the blade to get a feel for what you like the look of and learn more by clicking into the individual ranges. If you'd like to view all knives and sort the results by price, style or blacksmith then view the collection page here instead.
45 Layer Damascus

45 Layer Damascus

A very popular and classic Japanese style range that combine an AUS-10 steel core with 45 layers of hammered Damascus steel and 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.
Mirror 45 Layer

Mirror 45 Layer

A sleek and stylish mix of Japanese high polish blade with beautiful individual patterns and a Western style handle offering comfort and a great grip.

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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.
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.
Aogami Super Blue

Aogami Super Blue

A great addition to our Sakai Takayuki collection these beauties look fantastic with their hammered kurouchi finish and their Zelkova wood and mahogany handles. With an HRC of 65 in Aogami Super Blue steel clad in stainless they will perform amazingly and hold their edge too.

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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.
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. Made from VG10 steel this range is incredibly easy to care for.

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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.
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.
Raijin

Raijin

Named after a god and designed to be striking and unique you can see the beautiful hammer finish that Raijin, the god of thunder and lightning evokes.

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Made by Yu Kurosaki

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.
Senkō

Senkō

A completely unique diamond shaped hammer finish on every blade combined with Kurosaki san's unrelenting dedication to quality makes this an instant classic.

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Made by Yu Kurosaki

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.
Fujin

Fujin

Outstanding design and sharpness from one of Japan's leading blacksmiths.

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Made by Yu Kurosaki

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.
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

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.
V1

V1

A classic looking range combining a hammer finish with a Western handle and a fit and finish worthy of knives in higher price ranges. The V1 is a real bargain.

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Made by Masutani

Made in Echizen, Masutani san's experience dates back many years both as a blacksmith and an excellent knife sharpener and his own ranges of knives combine elegant good looks and sharpness at a price point that is almost unbeatable for what they deliver.
V10

V10

Popular for their looks and performance at an excellent price point, the V10 is a great choice for a first knife or an addition to a collection for any chef.

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Made by Masutani

Made in Echizen, Masutani san's experience dates back many years both as a blacksmith and an excellent knife sharpener and his own ranges of knives combine elegant good looks and sharpness at a price point that is almost unbeatable for what they deliver.
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.
R2

R2

The R2 range of knives by Jikko are our latest addition and we are loving the simple but beautiful blade and the amazing fit and finish. Powdered steel clad in stainless makes the knives a breeze to care for!

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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.
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 Tsunehisa

Tsunehisa is a brand that supply knives from a range of blacksmiths and forges from around Japan including Sakai, Tosa and Seki and as such the range of knives available under the Tsunehisa name features a wide range of steels, styles and finishes but each one has a high level of quality and finish in common.
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).
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).
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

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.
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

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.
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).
Tsunehisa AS Morado

Tsunehisa AS Morado

Look no further if you want to experience the quality of aogami super steel.

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Made by Harukaze

A maker well regarded for their knives and typically work with blue #2 offering good quality at a great price.
Tsunehisa AS cherry

Tsunehisa AS cherry

Subtle and understated on first inspection but look closer and the unique hammer finish on every knife shows the journey it's made from the forge to your kitchen.

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Made by Tsunehisa

Tsunehisa is a brand that supply knives from a range of blacksmiths and forges from around Japan including Sakai, Tosa and Seki and as such the range of knives available under the Tsunehisa name features a wide range of steels, styles and finishes but each one has a high level of quality and finish in common.
Tsunehisa AUS10

Tsunehisa AUS10

Designed to imitate the swirling clouds you see in marble, every single one is unique to look at and would be a stunning addition to your collection.

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Made by Tsunehisa

Tsunehisa is a brand that supply knives from a range of blacksmiths and forges from around Japan including Sakai, Tosa and Seki and as such the range of knives available under the Tsunehisa name features a wide range of steels, styles and finishes but each one has a high level of quality and finish in common.
Blue #1

Blue #1

A perfect balance of classic Japanese looks and performance made possible thanks to the use of Blue #1 steel, you'll be reaching for this knife time after time.

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Made by Tsutomu Kajiwara

A third generation master blacksmith from Tosa, Kajiwara is noted for his skill and ability using traditional methods that create long lasting and vary sharp knives.
SG2 Migaki Tsuchime

SG2 Migaki Tsuchime

One of Japan's finest sword and knife makers has created a range to match their outstanding heritage and history.

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Made by Nigara Hamono

A legendary name in sword and knife making stretching back 8 generations and 350 years. You simply don't get much more skill going into each blade.
Suncraft SG2

Suncraft SG2

An unpolished matte finish on the blade contrasts nicely with the inner SG2 core steel to create a wavy line just along the cutting edge and the blade is matched with a two-tone octagonal pakka wood handle.

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Made by Suncraft

Based in Seki City - home of Japanese sword and knife making for more than 800 years, Suncraft have specialised in knives and kitchen tools for generations.
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

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.
Anryu Shirogami

Made by Katsushige Anryu

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.
Masamoto VG

Masamoto VG

A well made and stylish Western style knife that has a great cutting edge sharpness out of the box.

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Made by Masamoto

Masamoto have been making knives for more than 150 years and are highly regarded for their history and skill passed down over 5 generations.
Tanaka Blue #2

Tanaka Blue #2

The subtle finishing skills and experience of Tanaka san make his knives highly regarded and in demand.

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Made by Shigeki Tanaka

A fourth generation blacksmith, Shigeki Tanaka and his small workshop based in Miki City are highly regarded for their skill and experience which has been passed down through the generations.
White #1

White #1

White#1 steel that has been forged completely from scratch brings a raw beauty to these knives. If you're looking for your first carbon steel knife and want that patina then these are the knives for you!

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Made by Daisuke Nishida

Based in Kumamoto, 42 year old Nishida San became a disciple to another blacksmith when he was 19. After 9 years training, in 2006, he went his own way and opened his own workshop. He works with White #1 steel in the traditional hand-made way.
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 its 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.
YS-M

YS-M

The striking attention to detail in the blade design and finish combine with a beautfully fitted Studio Khii handle to make this an unmissable range that is well deserving of it's excellent reputation.

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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.
HD2

HD2

One of the most desirable and highly regarded knives from Konosuke the HD2 is a wonderful balance between performance, sharpness and finish that will take your breath away.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
Denka no Hoto

Denka no Hoto

Incredible blade workmanship, steel hardness and sharpness paired with a rugged Western style handle combine to make a knife that will perform for and last a lifetime.

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Made by Teruyasu Fujiwara

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.
Denka no Hoto (Wa handle)

Denka no Hoto (Wa handle)

Incredible workmanship, unmatched steel hardness and sharpness paired with a classic wa handle make this range one that will perform at the highest level for years.

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Made by Teruyasu Fujiwara

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.
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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