Carter Cutlery

Like many North American boys, I have been fascinated with knives and things that go 'cut' since my early childhood. As fate would have it, I ended up in Japan at the age of 18 where I fell into an apprenticeship with a 16th generation Yoshimoto bladesmith that lasted six years. Upon completion of that fortunate tutelage, I was asked to take the position of number seventeen in the Sakemoto family tradition of Yoshimoto bladesmithing. I believe I am the only Caucasian ever to have had the honor and privilege of this position.

I continued forging blades in Japan for twelve more years and in June 2001, I was awarded the rating of Mastersmith by the American Bladesmith Society, thus proving a degree of competency by Western standards. In 2005 I moved to the United States and have continued forging blades in Oregon since then. To date I have personally completed over 19,000 knives, the majority of which were one-of-a-kind pieces consistent with the kind of work done by old-world artisans.

I speak Japanese fluently and can read fairly well. I think that it would have been impossible to understand the "essence" of Japanese bladesmithing without the language ability and I am very thankful for it.

During these years I have been truly blessed to have had such wonderful customers. Many purchase additional knives while others simply stop by for a visit. This gives me an overwhelming sense of gratitude and humility. Your indications of satisfaction provides the motivation to produce the highest performance cutlery available in the world today.

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Carter Cutlery 6.93 sun (8.27") International Pro Series Slicer, Damascus, Custom Hybrid Carbon Fiber w/ Nickel Silver Bolster

Carter Cutlery 6.93 sun (8.27") International Pro Series Slicer, Damascus, Custom Hybrid Carbon Fiber w/ Nickel Silver Bolster

$1,365.00

6.93 sun International Pro Series Slicer, Damascus, Custom Hybrid Carbon Fiber w/ Nickel Silver Bolster - 205 grams: STYLE: International Pro Series Slicer with Carter Safety Heel STEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with Multi-layer 1025 and Pure Nickel Sheet HANDLE: Custom Hybrid Carbon Fiber with Nickel Silver Bolster LINERS: Grey/Black ...


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Carter Cutlery 7" Funayuki Jewel Damascus

Carter Cutlery 7" Funayuki Jewel Damascus

$1,068.00

Blade Edge Length: 7" Blade Width: 1.73" Blade Thickness: 2.46mm at heel / 1.11mm at inch from tip Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with Multi-layer 1025 and Pure Nickel Sheet


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Carter Cutlery 6.77 sun High Grade Series Freestyle Funayuki, Damascus, Ironwood w/ Black Canvas Micarta Bolster - 156 grams

Carter Cutlery 6.77 sun High Grade Series Freestyle Funayuki, Damascus, Ironwood w/ Black Canvas Micarta Bolster - 156 grams

$1,100.00

STYLE: High Grade Series Freestyle Funayuki, DamascusSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with Multi-layer 1025 and Pure Nickel SheetHANDLE: Ironwood w/ Black Canvas Micarta Bolster BLADE LENGTH: 6.77 sun, 205 mm (8.05") *NOTE: Because all of Carter Cutlery blades have a forged distal taper (thicker in the middle, more thin towards the tip...


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Carter Cutlery High Grade Series 156mm Nakiri

Carter Cutlery High Grade Series 156mm Nakiri

$1,080.00

STYLE: High Grade Series NakiriSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with Multi-layer 1025 and Pure Nickel SheetBLADE LENGTH: 156mm (6.14 Inches)


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Carter Cutlery High Grade 161mm Nakiri

Carter Cutlery High Grade 161mm Nakiri

$1,115.00

STYLE: High Grade Series NakiriSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with Multi-layer 1025 and Pure Nickel SheetBLADE LENGTH: 161mm (6.33")


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Carter Cutlery 222mm High Grade Series Gyuto, Hardwood w/ Ironwood Bolster
Carter Cutlery 222mm High Grade Series Gyuto, Hardwood w/ Ironwood Bolster

Carter Cutlery 222mm High Grade Series Gyuto, Hardwood w/ Ironwood Bolster

$840.00

STYLE: High Grade Series GyutoSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelHANDLE: Hardwood w/ Ironwood BolsterBLADE LENGTH: 222mm (8.74")


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Carter Cutlery 6.96 sun International Pro Series Slicer, Green Dyed Jigged Bone w/ Green/Black Linen Micarta Bolster - 190 grams

Carter Cutlery 6.96 sun International Pro Series Slicer, Green Dyed Jigged Bone w/ Green/Black Linen Micarta Bolster - 190 grams

$970.00

6.96 sun International Pro Series Slicer, Green Dyed Jigged Bone w/ Green/Black Linen Micarta Bolster - 190 grams Blue steel core 


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Carter Cutlery 2.93 SUN (3.5") KURO-UCHI SERIES FUNAYUKI TRADITIONAL HANDLE

Carter Cutlery 2.93 SUN (3.5") KURO-UCHI SERIES FUNAYUKI TRADITIONAL HANDLE

$315.00

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION STYLE: Kuro-uchi Series Funayuki, Traditional Handle STEEL: Hitachi White Steel core laminated with Gokunan-tetsu HANDLE: TraditionalBLADE LENGTH: 2.93 sun (3.5")  *NOTE: Because all of Carter Cutlery blades have a forged distal taper (thicker in the middle, more thin towards the tip), the blade thickness given is dependent ...


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Carter Cutlery 3.93 (4.67") SUN KURO-UCHI SERIES FUNAYUKI OVAL HANDLE

Carter Cutlery 3.93 (4.67") SUN KURO-UCHI SERIES FUNAYUKI OVAL HANDLE

$315.00

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION STYLE: Kuro-uchi Series Funayuki, oval Handle STEEL: Hitachi White Steel core laminated with Gokunan-tetsu HANDLE: TraditionalBLADE LENGTH: 3.93 sun, 121 mm (4.67")  *NOTE: Because all of Carter Cutlery blades have a forged distal taper (thicker in the middle, more thin towards the tip), the blade thickness given is dependen...


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Carter Cutlery 4.28 SUN (5.1") KURO-UCHI SERIES FUNAYUKI TRADITIONAL HANDLE

Carter Cutlery 4.28 SUN (5.1") KURO-UCHI SERIES FUNAYUKI TRADITIONAL HANDLE

$330.00

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION STYLE: Kuro-uchi Series Funayuki, Traditional Handle STEEL: Hitachi White Steel core laminated with Gokunan-tetsu HANDLE: TraditionalBLADE LENGTH: 4.28 sun, 130 mm (5.1")  *NOTE: Because all of Carter Cutlery blades have a forged distal taper (thicker in the middle, more thin towards the tip), the blade thickness given is de...


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Carter Cutlery 5.48 sun High Grade Series Funayuki, Hardwood

Carter Cutlery 5.48 sun High Grade Series Funayuki, Hardwood

$500.00

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION STYLE: High Grade Series FunayukiSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelBLADE LENGTH: 5.48 sun, 165 mm (6.5") *NOTE: Because all of Carter Cutlery blades have a forged distal taper (thicker in the middle, more thin towards the tip), the blade thickness given is dependent on what part of the blade i...


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Carter 7.18" Cutlery High Grade Series Funayuki - Ironwood

Carter 7.18" Cutlery High Grade Series Funayuki - Ironwood

$550.00

STEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelHANDLE: Arizona Desert IronwoodLINERS: Natural Canvas Micarta & Red LinersBLADE LENGTH: 7.18"


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Carter Cutlery High Grade Series Nakiri 5.78 Ironwood w/ Ebony Sapwood Bolster

$630.00

Carter Cutlery High Grade Series Nakiri 5.78 Ironwood w/ Ebony Sapwood Bolster Made by Murray Carter


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Carter Cutlery Jumbo FS1

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$425.00
Carter Cutlery Jumbo FS1

Carter Cutlery Jumbo FS1

$425.00

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION This limited-edition field knife is the result of a collaboration project - featuring an exclusive design, features, and steel. Want more information? Please view the FS1 Knife video. STYLE: Prototype Combat / Field Knife, Field Stalker 1STEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Hammered Forge...


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Carter Cutlery 189 mm Vex Clip Neck Knife, Damascus, Amber Dyed Jigged Bone
Carter Cutlery 189 mm Vex Clip Neck Knife, Damascus, Amber Dyed Jigged Bone

Carter Cutlery 189 mm Vex Clip Neck Knife, Damascus, Amber Dyed Jigged Bone

$745.00

STYLE: Neck Knife, Vex Clip ModelSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with Multi-layer 1025 and Pure Nickel SheetFINISH: Deep Etch PolishHANDLE: Amber Dyed Jigged BoneLINERS: Black G10 LinersPIN: Brass, Mosaic Center PinOVERALL LENGTH: 189mm


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Carter Cutlery  10.56" High Grade Series Slicer, Hardwood w/ Black Canvas Micarta Bolster

Carter Cutlery 10.56" High Grade Series Slicer, Hardwood w/ Black Canvas Micarta Bolster

$970.00

STEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelHANDLE: Hardwood w/ Black Canvas Micarta BolsterBLADE LENGTH: 8.88 sun (10.56)


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Carter Cutlery Clever Cleaver Prototype #21, Homogeneous Carbon Steel, Hickory w/ Mild Steel Ferrule

Carter Cutlery Clever Cleaver Prototype #21, Homogeneous Carbon Steel, Hickory w/ Mild Steel Ferrule

$495.00

Very few caucasians have studied in Japan and learned ancient bladesmithing secrets from the masters. Murray Carter and Arnon Kartmazov are two such people, who have also settled in Portland, Oregon. Arnon and Murray have known each other since meeting in Japan in the 90's, so a collaboration between the two was a natural fit. They worked togeth...


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MUTEKI BY CARTER SERIES GYUTO - 227mm

MUTEKI BY CARTER SERIES GYUTO - 227mm

$400.00

STYLE: Muteki Series Kitchen Knife #1055, Chef's KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelHANDLE: Arizona Desert Ironwood with Black LinersBLADE LENGTH: 227mm (8.94")


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MUTEKI BY CARTER SERIES GYUTO - 245mm

MUTEKI BY CARTER SERIES GYUTO - 245mm

$445.00

STYLE: Muteki Series Kitchen Knife GyutoSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelHANDLE: KoaBLADE LENGTH: 245mm (9.65")


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Muteki by Carter 258mm Kiritsuke

Muteki by Carter 258mm Kiritsuke

$395.00

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION STYLE: Muteki Series Kitchen Knife  KiritsukeSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelHANDLE: Arizona Desert Ironwood with Red LinersBLADE LENGTH: 258mm (10.16")


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Muteki by Carter 106mm Paring - Ironwood

Muteki by Carter 106mm Paring - Ironwood

$290.00

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION STYLE: Muteki Series Kitchen Knife, ParingSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelHANDLE: Arizona Desert IronwoodBLADE LENGTH: 106 mm (4.16")


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Muteki by Carter 117mm Paring - Black Acacia

Muteki by Carter 117mm Paring - Black Acacia

$250.00

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION STYLE: Muteki Series Kitchen Knife, ParingSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelHANDLE: Black AcaciaBLADE LENGTH:117 mm (4.6")


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Muteki by Carter 4.25 Petty (Free Shipping)

$265.00

Petty with Stainless Fukugo-zai FinishSTEEL: White Steel Core laminated with Stainless SteelFINISH: Forge Finish Polished


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Muteki by Carter 139mm Funayuki - Ironwood

Muteki by Carter 139mm Funayuki - Ironwood

$265.00

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION STYLE: Muteki Series Kitchen Knife, FunayukiSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelHANDLE: Arizona Desert Ironwood with Red LinersBLADE LENGTH: 139 mm (5.47")


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