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 6.2″ Master Smith International Pro Raindrop Nakiri
Carter Cutlery 6.2″ Master Smith International Pro Raindrop Nakiri

Carter Cutlery 6.2″ Master Smith International Pro Raindrop Nakiri

$2,495.00

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, International Pro series Nakiri Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 180 altern...


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Carter Cutlery 9.4″ Master Smith International Pro Gyuto
Carter Cutlery 9.4″ Master Smith International Pro Gyuto

Carter Cutlery 9.4″ Master Smith International Pro Gyuto

$2,895.00

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, International Pro series Gyuto Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 180 alterna...


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Carter Cutlery 6.18″ Muteki #4847 Nakiri by Taylor
Carter Cutlery 6.18″ Muteki #4847 Nakiri by Taylor

Carter Cutlery 6.18″ Muteki #4847 Nakiri by Taylor

$535.00

Description STYLE: Muteki, Nakiri Kitchen KnifeFEATURE: Carter Safety HeelSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Walnut with Birch BolsterLINER: Forest Green G10 SpacerBLADE LENGTH: 6.18″ (157 mm, 5.18 sun)WEIGHT: 4.87 oz (138 g)BLADE WIDTH: 2.01″ (51 mm)BLADE THICKNESS: 0.081″ (2.06 mm)


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Carter Cutlery 3.66″ Muteki Signature #3822 Palm Skinner by Ryan
Carter Cutlery 3.66″ Muteki Signature #3822 Palm Skinner by Ryan

Carter Cutlery 3.66″ Muteki Signature #3822 Palm Skinner by Ryan

$385.00

Description This knife has been discounted to make room for new inventory. STYLE: Muteki Signature, Palm Skinner Outdoor KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Marbled Purple/Gray/Black G10LINER: Gray G10 and Black G10 LinersPIN: Brass Pin and TubeBLADE LENGTH: 3.66″ (93 mm)WEIGHT...


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