CRAFTSMANSHIP OF LEGENDARY SWORDSMITHS
Kanetsugu has been a renowned maker of Samurai swords and blades for more than 170 years. Since 1849, their tradition of Samurai sword making has been passed down through generations of legendary bladesmiths and is still reflected in the quality of the knives they make today.
When the demand for swords diminished after 1870, Kanetsugu continued as a maker of fine kitchen knives incorporating their unique "HAMAGURI" (clam shape) blade - known to be razor sharp yet highly durable.
Since then, Kanetsugu has advanced the sharpness, durability, and performance of their knives with cutting-edge technology while staying true to their elegant aesthetic. To this day, Kanetsugu’s commitment to exquisite craftsmanship has remained the same.
The Hamaguri “clamshell” blade, which originates from traditional Samurai swords, is what sets Kanetsugu apart from other knives. Like authentic Katana (Japanese swords), Kanetsugu knives are razor sharp yet highly durable. At the end of the knife making process, each knife is hand-sharpened and polished by the master craftsmen to make the blade sharp and durable. Their deep knowledge of metal properties combined with advanced technology allows them to craft the highest quality knives.
Our signature heptagon-shaped handle is ergonomically designed to fit perfectly to the curvature of your hand. This secure-grip handle lets you cut and slice effortlessly with just the right pressure.
You can feel the quality in every cut with Kanetsugu knives, where traditional craftsmanship meets cutting-edge technology.
Kanetsugu transforms legendary sharpness of the samurai sword into kitchen knives with modern refinement. From the unique shape of the blade to the signature heptagon-shaped handle, every Kanetsugu knife offers an elegant design and texture that's aesthetically soothing for your contemporary kitchen.