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 International Pro Series Slicer - 210mm
Carter Cutlery International Pro Series Slicer - 210mm

Carter Cutlery International Pro Series Slicer - 210mm

$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 1015 Damascus Original Model Neck Knife

Carter Cutlery 1015 Damascus Original Model Neck Knife

$695.00

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" OVERALL LENGTH: 7"BLADE THICKNESS: .0113" (2.89 mm)SHEATH: Kydex Neck Sheath (included with purchase of a Horizontal Sheath)


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Carter Cutlery Damascus Original Neck Knife - 3.35"

Carter Cutlery Damascus Original Neck Knife - 3.35"

$695.00

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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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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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 Cutlery Stainless Fukugozai Perfect Kitchen Knife - 206mm

Carter Cutlery Stainless Fukugozai Perfect Kitchen Knife - 206mm

$525.00

STYLE: Carter, Stainless Fukugozai series Perfect Model Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Black Stabilized Laminated WoodBLADE LENGTH: 206 mmBLADE WIDTH: 2.05″ BLADE THICKNESS: (1.85 mm)


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Carter Cutlery Stainless Fukugozai Perfect Kitchen Knife - 206mm

Carter Cutlery Stainless Fukugozai Perfect Kitchen Knife - 206mm

$525.00

STYLE: Carter, Stainless Fukugozai series Perfect Model Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Black Stabilized Laminated WoodBLADE LENGTH: 206 mmBLADE WIDTH: 2.13″ BLADE THICKNESS: (1.95 mm)


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Carter Cutlery Stainless Fukugozai Perfect Kitchen Knife - 206mm

Carter Cutlery Stainless Fukugozai Perfect Kitchen Knife - 206mm

$525.00

STYLE: Carter, Stainless Fukugozai series Perfect Model Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Black Stabilized Laminated WoodBLADE LENGTH: 206 mmBLADE WIDTH: 2.13″ BLADE THICKNESS: (1.82 mm)


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Carter Cutlery Stainless Fukugozai Perfect Kitchen Knife - 208mm

Carter Cutlery Stainless Fukugozai Perfect Kitchen Knife - 208mm

$530.00

STYLE: Carter, Stainless Fukugozai series Perfect Model Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Black Stabilized Laminated WoodBLADE LENGTH: 208 mmBLADE WIDTH: 2.14″ BLADE THICKNESS: (1.88 mm)


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Muteki by Carter Paring Knife - 106mm

Muteki by Carter Paring Knife - 106mm

$220.00

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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Carter Cutlery Stainless Fukugozai Perfect Kitchen Knife - 209mm

Carter Cutlery Stainless Fukugozai Perfect Kitchen Knife - 209mm

$530.00

STYLE: Carter, Stainless Fukugozai series Perfect Model Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Black Stabilized Laminated WoodBLADE LENGTH: 209 mmBLADE WIDTH: 2.14″ BLADE THICKNESS: (1.82 mm)


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Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 158mm
Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 158mm

Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 158mm

$250.00

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


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Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 162mm

Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 162mm

$210.00

STYLE: Muteki, Funayuki Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Black Stabilized Laminated WoodBLADE LENGTH: 162mmBLADE WIDTH: 2.30"BLADE THICKNESS: 2.15mm


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Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 166mm
Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 166mm

Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 166mm

$205.00

STYLE: Muteki, Funayuki Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Black Stabilized Laminated WoodBLADE LENGTH: 166mmBLADE WIDTH: 1.83"BLADE THICKNESS: 2.34mm


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Carter Cutlery Utility Knife - 127mm
Carter Cutlery Utility Knife - 127mm

Carter Cutlery Utility Knife - 127mm

$1,095.00

STEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with Multi-layer 1025 and Pure Nickel Sheet FINISH: Deep Etch Polish HANDLE: Ironwood OVERALL LENGTH: 245 mm (9.6″) BLADE LENGTH: 127 mm  


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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 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 - 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 Funayuki - 181mm
Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 181mm

Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 181mm

$270.00

STYLE: Muteki, Funayuki Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Arizona Desert IronwoodBLADE LENGTH: 181mmBLADE WIDTH: 2.13"BLADE THICKNESS: 1.95mm


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Carter Cutlery Hi Grade Series Funayuki - 184mm

Carter Cutlery Hi Grade Series Funayuki - 184mm

$1,140.00

STYLE: High Grade Series FunayukiSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with Multi-layer 1025 and Pure Nickel SheetBLADE LENGTH:184 mm | 7.24"BLADE WIDTH: 48 mm | 1.89"BLADE THICKNESS: 2.67 mm at heel | 1.35mm at inch from tip


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Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 208mm
Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 208mm

Muteki by Carter Funayuki - 208mm

$340.00

STYLE: Muteki, Funayuki Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelFINISH: Forged/PolishedHANDLE: Arizona Desert IronwoodBLADE LENGTH: 208mmBLADE WIDTH: 2.105"BLADE THICKNESS: 1.99mm


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Muteki by Carter Original Series Funayuki - 172mm

Muteki by Carter Original Series Funayuki - 172mm

$200.00

  STYLE: Muteki Original Series Kitchen Knife #106, Funayuki STEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless Steel HANDLE: Black Stabilized Laminated Wood BLADE LENGTH: 172mm    


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Carter Cutlery Master Smith Jewel Damascus Gyuto - 243mm
Carter Cutlery Master Smith Jewel Damascus Gyuto - 243mm

Carter Cutlery Master Smith Jewel Damascus Gyuto - 243mm

$1,458.00

STYLE: Master Smith, Original Model Gyuto STEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 180 alternating layers of 1025 High Tensile Steel and Pure Nickel Sheet FINISH: Ground/Polished/Deep Etched WIDTH: 50mm THICKNESS: 1.85mm


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Muteki by Carter Funayuki w/ Wa Handle - 178mm
Muteki by Carter Funayuki w/ Wa Handle - 178mm

Muteki by Carter Funayuki w/ Wa Handle - 178mm

$275.00

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 straight line ...


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