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 6.02″ Muteki #2203 Wabocho by Taylor

Carter Cutlery 6.02″ Muteki #2203 Wabocho by Taylor

$250.00

Description The Carter Elbow is a design detail inspired by the Japanese wabocho. Murray modified it and now claims it as his own unique contribution to the industry. The radius of the Carter Elbow allows more steel to remain at the point which is traditionally a weaker place in the blade and has a tendency to get damaged first. Compared to a s...


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Carter Cutlery 5.16″ Muteki #2218 Petty by Taylor

Carter Cutlery 5.16″ Muteki #2218 Petty by Taylor

$250.00

Description The Carter Elbow is a design detail inspired by the Japanese wabocho. Murray modified it and now claims it as his own unique contribution to the industry. The radius of the Carter Elbow allows more steel to remain at the point which is traditionally a weaker place in the blade and has a tendency to get damaged first. Compared to a s...


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Carter Cutlery 7.32″ Muteki #2221 Funayuki by Taylor

Carter Cutlery 7.32″ Muteki #2221 Funayuki by Taylor

$395.00

Description FORGED BY: TaylorSTYLE: Muteki, Funayuki Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: MapleLINER: Blue G10 and Black G10 LinersBLADE LENGTH: 7.32″ (186 mm, 6.14 sun)WEIGHT: 5.78 oz (164 g)BLADE WIDTH: 1.89″ (48 mm)BLADE THICKNESS: *0.068″ (1.73 mm) *NOTE: Because al...


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Carter Cutlery 6.38″ Muteki #2219 Funayuki by Taylor

Carter Cutlery 6.38″ Muteki #2219 Funayuki by Taylor

$310.00

Description FORGED BY: TaylorSTYLE: Muteki, Funayuki Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Rosewood DymondwoodLINER: Natural Linen Micarta LinersBLADE LENGTH: 6.38″ (162 mm, 5.35 sun)WEIGHT: 4.55 oz (129 g)BLADE WIDTH: 1.73″ (44 mm)BLADE THICKNESS: *0.065″ (1.64 mm) *NO...


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Carter Cutlery 7.2″ Muteki #2220 Funayuki by Taylor

Carter Cutlery 7.2″ Muteki #2220 Funayuki by Taylor

$355.00

Description FORGED BY: TaylorSTYLE: Muteki, Funayuki Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: RedwoodLINER: White G10 and Black Canvas Micarta LinersBLADE LENGTH: 7.2″ (183 mm, 6.04 sun)WEIGHT: 4.8 oz (136 g)BLADE WIDTH: 1.85″ (47 mm)BLADE THICKNESS: *0.074″ (1.88 mm) *NOTE...


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Carter Cutlery 8.98″ Muteki #2224 Chef’s by Taylor

Carter Cutlery 8.98″ Muteki #2224 Chef’s by Taylor

$515.00

Description FORGED BY: TaylorSTYLE: Muteki, Chef’s Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Dyed MapleLINER: Black G10 LinersBLADE LENGTH: 8.98″ (228 mm, 7.52 sun)WEIGHT: 6.14 oz (174 g)BLADE WIDTH: 1.93″ (49 mm)BLADE THICKNESS: *0.063″ (1.59 mm) *NOTE: Because all of Carte...


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Carter Cutlery International Pro 219mm Gyuto
Carter Cutlery International Pro 219mm Gyuto

Carter Cutlery International Pro 219mm Gyuto

$995.00

Steel: Hitachi White Steel #1 HRC: 64 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Clad Length: 219X54.50mm Spine of 2.15mm at heel Finish: Full Polish  Bladesmith: Murray Carter Handle: Silver Twill


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Muteki 7.87" Funayuki by Jamison Chopp (Carter Cutlery)

Muteki 7.87" Funayuki by Jamison Chopp (Carter Cutlery)

$345.00

Description The Carter Elbow is a design detail inspired by the Japanese wabocho. Murray modified it and now claims it as his own unique contribution to the industry. The radius of the Carter Elbow allows more steel to remain at the point which is traditionally a weaker place in the blade and has a tendency to get damaged first. Compared to a s...


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Muteki 6.61" Boning Knife by Jamison Chopp (Carter Cutlery)
Muteki 6.61" Boning Knife by Jamison Chopp (Carter Cutlery)

Muteki 6.61" Boning Knife by Jamison Chopp (Carter Cutlery)

$395.00

Description FORGED BY: JamisonSTYLE: Muteki, Boning Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: MangoLINER: Green G10 and Black Canvas Micarta LinersBLADE LENGTH: 6.61″ (168 mm, 5.54 sun)WEIGHT: 5.78 oz (164 g)BLADE WIDTH: 1.34″ (34 mm)BLADE THICKNESS: *0.105″ (2.67 mm) *NOTE:...


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Carter Cutlery 7.44" Kurouchi Funayuki

Carter Cutlery 7.44" Kurouchi Funayuki

$680.00

Description STYLE: Carter, Kurouchi series Funayuki Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi Blue #2 Steel core laminated with Gokunantetsu Mild SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Arizona Desert Ironwood with Black Canvas Micarta BolsterLINER: Corian SpacerBLADE LENGTH: 7.44″ (189 mm, 6.24 sun)WEIGHT: 6.1 oz (173 g)BLADE WIDTH: 1.97″ (50 mm)BLADE THICKNESS...


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Carter Cutlery High Grade 7.68" Funayuki

Carter Cutlery High Grade 7.68" Funayuki

$575.00

Description STYLE: High Grade Series FunayukiSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelHANDLE: Corian with Black Canvas Micarta BolsterLINERS: Black Canvas Micarta SpacerBLADE LENGTH: 6.44 sun, 195 mm (7.68″)WEIGHT: 167 gramsBLADE WIDTH: 48 mmBLADE THICKNESS: *1.9 mm *NOTE: Because all of Carter Cutlery blades have a for...


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Carter Cutlery 9.45" High Grade Wa-Bocho

Carter Cutlery 9.45" High Grade Wa-Bocho

$865.00

Description STYLE: High Grade Series Wa-Bocho STEEL: White Steel Core laminated with Stainless Steel HANDLE: Arizona Desert Ironwood LINERS: Acrylic Spacer with Blue and White Liners BLADE LENGTH: 7.92 sun, 240 mm (9.45″) WEIGHT: 196 grams BLADE WIDTH: 54 mm BLADE THICKNESS: *1.9 mm *NOTE: Because all of Carter Cutlery blades have a forged dist...


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Carter Cutlery 8.54" High Grade Gyuto

Carter Cutlery 8.54" High Grade Gyuto

$815.00

Description STYLE: High Grade Series Gyuto with Carter Elbow Blade DesignSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelHANDLE: Arizona Desert IronwoodLINERS: Hardwood and Black Paper Micarta Spacers with White LinersBLADE LENGTH: 7.16 sun, 217 mm (8.54″)WEIGHT: 171 gramsBLADE WIDTH: 52 mmBLADE THICKNESS: *1.9 mm *NOTE: Beca...


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Carter Cutlery 8.78" High Grade Gyuto

Carter Cutlery 8.78" High Grade Gyuto

$830.00

Description STYLE: High Grade Series Gyuto with Carter Elbow Blade DesignSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelHANDLE: Cocobolo Dymondwood with Arizona Desert Ironwood BolsterLINERS: Black Paper Micarta Spacers with White LinersBLADE LENGTH: 7.36 sun, 223 mm (8.78″)WEIGHT: 186 gramsBLADE WIDTH: 52 mmBLADE THICKNESS: ...


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Carter Cutlery Kurouchi Wa Bocho - 169mm
Carter Cutlery Kurouchi Wa Bocho - 169mm

Carter Cutlery Kurouchi Wa Bocho - 169mm

$500.00

STEEL: Hitachi Blue #2 Steel core laminated with Gokunantetsu Mild SteelFINISH: ForgedBLADE LENGTH: 169mm (6.675")BLADE WIDTH: 41.67mm (1.640")BLADE THICKNESS: 1.95mm


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Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 179mm

Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 179mm

$235.00

STYLE: Muteki, Funayuki Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Black Stabilized Laminated WoodBLADE LENGTH: 158mmBLADE WIDTH: 1.99"BLADE THICKNESS: 1.64mm


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Muteki by Carter Wabocho - 171mm

Muteki by Carter Wabocho - 171mm

$270.00

STYLE: Muteki, Wabocho Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Arizona Desert IronwoodBLADE LENGTH: 171mmBLADE WIDTH: 1.95"BLADE THICKNESS: 1.71mm


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Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 168mm

Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 168mm

$225.00

STYLE: Muteki, Funayuki Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Black Stabilized Laminated WoodBLADE LENGTH: 168mmBLADE WIDTH: 2.17"BLADE THICKNESS: 2.19mm


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Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 151mm

Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 151mm

$275.00

STYLE: Muteki Series Kitchen Knife, FunayukiSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelHANDLE: Arizona Desert IronwoodBLADE LENGTH: 151 mm


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Carter Master Smith Jewel Damascus Gyuto - 251mm
Carter Master Smith Jewel Damascus Gyuto - 251mm

Carter Master Smith Jewel Damascus Gyuto - 251mm

$1,731.90

STYLE: Master Smith, Original Model GyutoSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 180 alternating layers of 1025 High Tensile Steel and Pure Nickel SheetFINISH: Ground/Polished/Deep Etched WIDTH: 55mm THICKNESS: 2.14mm


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Muteki by Carter Slicer - 182mm
Muteki by Carter Slicer - 182mm

Muteki by Carter Slicer - 182mm

$275.00

FORGED BY: JamisonSTYLE: Muteki, Slicer Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Arizona Desert IronwoodBLADE LENGTH: 7.17"BLADE WIDTH: 1.254" (31.85 mm)BLADE THICKNESS: *0.070" (1.78 mm) *NOTE: Because all of Carter Cutlery blades have a forged distal taper (thicker in the ...


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Carter Cutlery Damascus Original Neck Knife - 3.35"
Carter Cutlery Damascus Original Neck Knife - 3.35"

Carter Cutlery Damascus Original Neck Knife - 3.35"

$625.00

STEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 30 alternating layers of 1025 High Tensile Steel and Pure Nickel SheetFINISH: Ground/Polished/Deep EtchedPIN: Nickel Silver, Mosaic Center PinBLADE LENGTH: 3.35" OVERALL LENGTH: 7"BLADE THICKNESS: .0102" (2.57 mm)SHEATH: Kydex Neck Sheath (included with purchase of a Horizontal Sheath)


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Muteki by Carter Harpoon Neck Knife - 193mm

Muteki by Carter Harpoon Neck Knife - 193mm

$350.00

STEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless Steel SHEATH: Comes with a Kydex Neck Sheath


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Muteki by Carter Persian Neck Knife -  182mm

Muteki by Carter Persian Neck Knife - 182mm

$265.00

Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless Steel Comes with a Kydex Neck Sheath


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