Established in 1927, Yamawaki Cutlery produces high-quality knives as its main business. The company manufactures and sells knives for both household and professional uses and is proud of the quality of its products and skills of its craftsmen. Yamawaki has been supporting many knife stores by helping them to learn how to discern truly high-quality knives for a long time.
The company’s main brand of knives is named after Goh Umanosuke Yoshihiro, a famous swordsmith from the Kamakura period and one of the Three Legendary Swordsmiths of Japan. Therefore, apart from knives manufacturing, the company puts a great deal of effort into training and promoting traditional forging process of “mizuyaki honyaki” used to manufacture professional-grade, high-quality cooking knives.
The production process can be largely split into three sections: forging, sharpening, and knife handle attachment. Each of these tasks are typically handled by different craftsmen, meaning that every part of the production process is handled by an expert. The company focuses not only on sharpness, but also on the beauty of the finished products.
The exquisite Japanese knives that come out of Yamawaki’s in-house blade sharpening workshop are the pride of company due to their uncompromising sharpness and beauty. Yamawaki Cutlery is rare among Sakai knife producers because it specializes in both sharpening and knife handle attachment.
About YAMAWAKI Cutlery
Yamawaki Cutlery MFG.,LTD is engaged in manufacturing and selling of Japanese kitchen knives in Sakai, Japan, as well as building long, productive business relationships. With a wide range of knives for home cooks to professional chefs, the company certainly has something to offer to every customer. The company continues to stay true to its traditions but also strives to improve its craft to create unique, innovative, and one-of-a-kind knives.
The company aims to achieve the excellent quality of its products by continuing to devote its time to the continuous search for perfection. Yamawaki is sharing its long history and craft of knives manufacturing with the entire world as knives are one of the important everyday tools used when preparing all sorts of food, including traditional Japanese cuisine.