Kikuichi is one of the very few knife manufacturers can trace its roots back over 700 years to the 12th century. Kikuichiís ancestry producing samurai swords for the emperor of Japan and its swords have been displayed in museums throughout the world. The familyís ancestor, Shiro Kanenaga, was selected to produce blades for the Emperor Gotoba. For the next several hundred years, their family manufactured samurai swords that bore the emperors chrysanthemum symbol as a mark of their excellence.
Kikuichi takes the same pride in producing high quality blades for the 21st century. The Company successfully applied its samurai sword making heritage to modern cutlery and has been producing superior quality culinary cutlery for over 150 years. The Companyís knives are in use by over 2,000 high profile professional chefs in premier restaurants throughout the world. We are proud to offer these high quality blades to the discerning home and professional chef alike.