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 12.09″ Carter #1042 International Pro Gyuto

Carter Cutlery 12.09″ Carter #1042 International Pro Gyuto

$1,530.00

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 8.54″ Master Smith #189 High Grade Gyuto

Carter Cutlery 8.54″ Master Smith #189 High Grade Gyuto

$1,435.00

Description This is a Master Smith knife – a title and stamp reserved for the most exquisite cutlery. The Master Smith stamp is only used on knives that represent the absolute pinnacle of Murray’s knife making abilities. STYLE: Master Smith, High Grade series Gyuto Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 180 alternating l...


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Carter Cutlery 8.5″ Master Smith #191 High Grade Gyuto

Carter Cutlery 8.5″ Master Smith #191 High Grade Gyuto

$1,430.00

Description This is a Master Smith knife – a title and stamp reserved for the most exquisite cutlery. The Master Smith stamp is only used on knives that represent the absolute pinnacle of Murray’s knife making abilities. The Carter Elbow is a design detail inspired by the Japanese wabocho. Murray modified it and now claims it as his own unique ...


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Carter Cutlery Muteki Signature by Jamison Chopp 230mm KTIP Sujihiki

Carter Cutlery Muteki Signature by Jamison Chopp 230mm KTIP Sujihiki

$950.00

Steel: White Steel 1 Core with Damascus Cladding HRC: 64 Construction: Sanmai Laminate Length: 230x45mm 2.50mm Spine At Heel Finish: Ferric Etched  Blacksmith: Jamison Chopp Handle: Carbon Fiber with Copper Pins and Copper Liners


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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 8.78" 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 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 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 9.37″ Muteki #2144 Wabocho by Jamison

Carter Cutlery 9.37″ Muteki #2144 Wabocho by Jamison

$545.00

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 st...


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Carter Cutlery 7.87″ Muteki #2179 Chef’s by Alex

Carter Cutlery 7.87″ Muteki #2179 Chef’s by Alex

$475.00

Description FORGED BY: AlexSTYLE: Muteki, Chef’s Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Arizona Desert IronwoodLINER: Vintage G10 LinersBLADE LENGTH: 7.87″ (200 mm, 6.6 sun)WEIGHT: 5.29 oz (150 g)BLADE WIDTH: 1.97″ (50 mm)BLADE THICKNESS: *0.069″ (1.76 mm) *NOTE: Because ...


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Carter Cutlery Muteki 173mm Boning knife by Jamison Chopp
Carter Cutlery Muteki 173mm Boning knife by Jamison Chopp

Carter Cutlery Muteki 173mm Boning knife by Jamison Chopp

$415.00

Steel: White Steel 1 Core with 410 Stainless Cladding HRC: 64 Construction: Sanmai Laminate Length: 173x34mm 3.06mm Spine At Heel Finish: Polished  Blacksmith: Jamison Chopp Handle: Stabilized Hardwood with black G10 Liners


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Carter Cutlery 6.65″ Muteki #2212 Wabocho by Jamison

Carter Cutlery 6.65″ Muteki #2212 Wabocho by Jamison

$415.00

Description FORGED BY: JamisonSTYLE: Muteki, Wabocho Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Ground/PolishedHANDLE: Black Canvas Micarta and Arizona Desert IronwoodLINER: White G10, Black G10, and Natural Canvas Micarta LinersBLADE LENGTH: 6.65″ (169 mm, 5.58 sun)WEIGHT: 5.86 oz (166 g)BLADE WID...


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Carter Cutlery 6.61″ Muteki #2175 Funayuki by Alex

Carter Cutlery 6.61″ Muteki #2175 Funayuki by Alex

$385.00

Description FORGED BY: AlexSTYLE: Muteki, Funayuki Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Ground/PolishedHANDLE: Arizona Desert IronwoodLINER: Black G10 LinersBLADE LENGTH: 6.61″ (168 mm, 5.54 sun)WEIGHT: 4.9 oz (139 g)BLADE WIDTH: 1.85″ (47 mm)BLADE THICKNESS: *0.068″ (1.73 mm) *NOTE: Because ...


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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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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 7.87" Funayuki by Jamison Chopp (Carter Cutlery)
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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Carter Cutlery 7.28″ Muteki #2223 Chef’s by Taylor

Carter Cutlery 7.28″ Muteki #2223 Chef’s by Taylor

$335.00

Description FORGED BY: TaylorSTYLE: Muteki, Chef’s Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Rosewood DymondwoodLINER: Natural Linen Micarta LinersBLADE LENGTH: 7.28″ (185 mm, 6.11 sun)WEIGHT: 4.83 oz (137 g)BLADE WIDTH: 1.89″ (48 mm)BLADE THICKNESS: *0.059″ (1.5 mm) *NOTE: ...


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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 6.38″ Muteki #2243 Kiritsuke by Taylor

Carter Cutlery 6.38″ Muteki #2243 Kiritsuke by Taylor

$275.00

Description FORGED BY: TaylorSTYLE: Muteki, Kiritsuke 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: 4.62 oz (131 g)BLADE WIDTH: 1.65″ (42 mm)BLADE THICKNESS: *0.071″ (1.81 mm) *NO...


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Carter Cutlery 6.26″ Muteki #2232 Funayuki by Ryan

Carter Cutlery 6.26″ Muteki #2232 Funayuki by Ryan

$265.00

Description FORGED BY: Ryan STYLE: Muteki, Funayuki Kitchen Knife FEATURE: Hidden Tang Handle STEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless Steel FINISH: Ground/Polished HANDLE: Arizona Desert Ironwood LINER: Black Linen Micarta Liners BLADE LENGTH: 6.26″ (159 mm, 5.25 sun) WEIGHT: 3.99 oz (113 g) BLADE WIDTH: 1.81″ (46 mm) BL...


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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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Carter Cutlery 5.87″ Muteki #2236 Funayuki by Ryan
Carter Cutlery 5.87″ Muteki #2236 Funayuki by Ryan

Carter Cutlery 5.87″ Muteki #2236 Funayuki by Ryan

$260.00

Description FORGED BY: RyanSTYLE: Muteki, Funayuki Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Arizona Desert IronwoodLINER: Natural Canvas Micarta LinersBLADE LENGTH: 5.87″ (149 mm, 4.92 sun)WEIGHT: 4.59 oz (130 g)BLADE WIDTH: 1.93″ (49 mm)BLADE THICKNESS: *0.066″ (1.68 mm) *...


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Carter Cutlery 5.67″ Muteki #2158 Funayuki by Ryan

Carter Cutlery 5.67″ Muteki #2158 Funayuki by Ryan

$250.00

Description FORGED BY: RyanSTYLE: Muteki, Funayuki Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Arizona Desert IronwoodBLADE LENGTH: 5.67″ (144 mm, 4.75 sun)WEIGHT: 4.69 oz (133 g)BLADE WIDTH: 2.05″ (52 mm)BLADE THICKNESS: *0.073″ (1.86 mm) *NOTE: Because all of Carter Cutlery ...


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