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 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 9.04 sun International Pro Series No Bolster Gyuto, Blue Steel w/ Gokunan-tetsu, Unidirectional Carbon Fiber - 221 grams

Carter Cutlery 9.04 sun International Pro Series No Bolster Gyuto, Blue Steel w/ Gokunan-tetsu, Unidirectional Carbon Fiber - 221 grams

$1,010.00

STYLE: International Pro Series No Bolster GyutoSTEEL: Blue Steel Core laminated with Gokunan-tetsuHANDLE: Unidirectional Carbon Fiber BLADE LENGTH: 9.04 sun, 273 mm (10.75")WEIGHT: 221 gramsBLADE THICKNESS: *1.95 mm *NOTE: Because all of Carter Cutlery blades have a forged distal taper (thicker in the middle, more thin towards the tip), the bl...


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Carter Cutlery 7.1 sun Kuro-uchi Series Butakiri, Blue Steel, Ironwood w/ Ebony Bolster - 162 grams

Carter Cutlery 7.1 sun Kuro-uchi Series Butakiri, Blue Steel, Ironwood w/ Ebony Bolster - 162 grams

$635.00

Product Description STYLE: Kuro-uchi Series ButakiriSTEEL: Blue Steel Core laminated with Gokunan-tetsuHANDLE: Ironwood w/ Ebony BolsterBLADE LENGTH: 7.1 sun,  (8.45")WEIGHT: 162 grams *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 5.18 sun Kuro-uchi Series Nakiri, Blue Steel, Ironwood w/ Shokwood Bolster - 180 grams

Carter Cutlery 5.18 sun Kuro-uchi Series Nakiri, Blue Steel, Ironwood w/ Shokwood Bolster - 180 grams

$500.00

Product Description STYLE: Kuro-uchi Series NakiriSTEEL: Blue Steel Core laminated with Gokunan-tetsuHANDLE: Ironwood w/ Shokwood Bolster ster BLADE LENGTH: 5.18 sun,  (6.16")WEIGHT: 180 grams *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 d...


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Carter Cutlery 5.61 sun Kuro-uchi Series Nakiri, Blue Steel w/ Damascus, Walnut w/ Ebony Bolster - 163 grams

Carter Cutlery 5.61 sun Kuro-uchi Series Nakiri, Blue Steel w/ Damascus, Walnut w/ Ebony Bolster - 163 grams

$600.00

Product Description STYLE: Kuro-uchi Series Nakiri STEEL: Blue Steel and DamascusHANDLE: Walnut w/ Ebony Bolster BLADE LENGTH: 5.61 sun,  (6.67")WEIGHT: 163 grams *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 b...


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Carter Cutlery 8.18" Kuro-uchi Series Kiritsuke, Blue Steel w/ Damascus, Ironwood Handle

Carter Cutlery 8.18" Kuro-uchi Series Kiritsuke, Blue Steel w/ Damascus, Ironwood Handle

$710.00

8.18"  Kuro-uchi Series Kiritsuke, Blue Steel w/ Damascus, Ironwood Handle STYLE: Kuro-uchi Series Kiritsuke STEEL: Blue Steel w/ DamascusHANDLE: Blonde Ebony w/ Ebony BolsterBLADE LENGTH: 6.86 sun (8.18")


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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 6.6 sun Kuro-uchi Series Kiritsuke, Blue Steel, Spalted Maple w/ Shokres Bolster - 177 grams

Carter Cutlery 6.6 sun Kuro-uchi Series Kiritsuke, Blue Steel, Spalted Maple w/ Shokres Bolster - 177 grams

$600.00

Product Description STYLE: Kuro-uchi Series Kiritsuke STEEL: Blue Steel Core laminated with Gokunan-tetsuHANDLE: Spalted Maple w/ Shokres Bolster BLADE LENGTH: 6.6 sun,  (7.85")WEIGHT: 177 grams *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...


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Carter Cutlery 6.86 sun Stainless Fukugo-zai Series Perfect Model Kitchen Knife, Riveted Handle

Carter Cutlery 6.86 sun Stainless Fukugo-zai Series Perfect Model Kitchen Knife, Riveted Handle

$540.00

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION STYLE: Stainless Fukugo-zai Series Perfect Model Kitchen KnifeSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelHANDLE: Black Stabilized Laminated WoodBLADE LENGTH: 6.86 sun, 207 mm (8.15") *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 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 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 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 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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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 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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Muteki by Carter 170mm Bocho - Ironwood

Muteki by Carter 170mm Bocho - Ironwood

$340.00

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION STYLE: Muteki Series Kitchen Knife, BochoSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelHANDLE: Arizona Desert Ironwood with Red LinersBLADE LENGTH: 5.64 sun, 170 mm (6.7")


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Muteki by Carter 126mm Nakiri - Black Acacia with Red and Phenolic Liners

Muteki by Carter 126mm Nakiri - Black Acacia with Red and Phenolic Liners

$330.00

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION STYLE: Muteki Series Kitchen Knife NakiriSTEEL: Hitachi White Steel Core laminated with 410 Stainless SteelHANDLE: Black Acacia with Red and Phenolic LinersBLADE LENGTH: 126mm (4.96 Inches)


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Muteki by Carter 228mm Kajiki Neck Knife

Muteki by Carter 228mm Kajiki Neck Knife

$355.00

STEEL: Hitachi White Steel SHEATH: Comes with Kydex Neck Sheath


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Muteki by Carter 196mm Aviator Neck Knife

Muteki by Carter 196mm Aviator Neck Knife

$385.00

SHEATH: Comes with Kydex Neck Sheath


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Muteki by Carter 193mm Harpoon Neck Knife

Muteki by Carter 193mm Harpoon Neck Knife

$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 182mm Persian Neck Knife

Muteki by Carter 182mm Persian Neck Knife

$265.00

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


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