Kikuichi Cutlery

Throughout most of our 700 years history, we have been making exceptionally fine samurai swords and today, we are known for our uchihamono, the traditional Japanese knives and scissors that are produced by a process similar to that used in the fashioning of samurai swords. Our company is the only cutlery manufacture in Japan who progressed from sword business.

There were only a few swordsmith who were assigned to make a sword especially for the emperor (Gotoba around 1100s). Our ancestor, Shiro was one of swordsmith chosen by the emperor. Because of his excellence, he was permitted to use a Chrysanthemum flower symbol on his sword. (Chrysanthemum flower is the symbol for the emperor in Japan.) Now you will find Chrysanthemum flower symbol on our cutlery.

Today, we have our ancestor's sword displayed at Seikado museum in Tokyo as a national treasure in Japan. Since Samurai era ended in 1868, we have gradually changed our business to producing fine cutlery. Most of our knives are hand made and the different professionals finish each process.

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Kikuichi 73-Layer Nickel Damascus 5.5" Utility Knife SD73 13-5-5

Kikuichi 73-Layer Nickel Damascus 5.5" Utility Knife SD73 13-5-5

$240.00

Kikuichi 5.5" Utility Knife 73-Layer Nickel Damascus SD73 13-5-5 Kikuichi’s 73-Layer Nickel Damascus series offer an exceptional blade performance. The SKD-11 high-carbon steel core add for the hardness and superior edge retention. The “piece-of-art” look of those knives is created by the difference in the amount of nickel contained in the two t...


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Kikuichi 73-Layer Nickel Damascus 7" Santoku SD73 18-07-0

Kikuichi 73-Layer Nickel Damascus 7" Santoku SD73 18-07-0

$340.00

Kikuichi 7" Santoku 73-Layer Nickel Damascus SD73 18-07-0 Kikuichi’s 73-Layer Nickel Damascus series offer an exceptional blade performance. The SKD-11 high-carbon steel core add for the hardness and superior edge retention. The “piece-of-art” look of those knives is created by the difference in the amount of nickel contained in the two types of...


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Kikuichi 8" Gyuto 73-Layer Nickel Damascus (Demo)
Kikuichi 8" Gyuto 73-Layer Nickel Damascus (Demo)

Kikuichi 8" Gyuto 73-Layer Nickel Damascus (Demo)

$285.00

Knife has been used in store to chop a few vegetables once.   Kikuichi 8" Gyuto 73-Layer Nickel Damascus SD73 21-08-0 Kikuichi’s 73-Layer Nickel Damascus series offer an exceptional blade performance. The SKD-11 high-carbon steel core add for the hardness and superior edge retention. The “piece-of-art” look of those knives is created by the diff...


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Kikuichi 8" Gyuto 73-Layer Nickel Damascus SD73 21-08-0

Kikuichi 8" Gyuto 73-Layer Nickel Damascus SD73 21-08-0

$380.00

Kikuichi 8" Gyuto 73-Layer Nickel Damascus SD73 21-08-0 Kikuichi’s 73-Layer Nickel Damascus series offer an exceptional blade performance. The SKD-11 high-carbon steel core add for the hardness and superior edge retention. The “piece-of-art” look of those knives is created by the difference in the amount of nickel contained in the two types of s...


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Kikuichi 9.5" Elite Warikomi Chef's Knife
Kikuichi 9.5" Elite Warikomi Chef's Knife

Kikuichi 9.5" Elite Warikomi Chef's Knife

$337.95

Kikuichi,Kikuichi 9.5" Warikomi Tsuchime Hammered Chef's Knife,WGAD24-9-5SP Kikuichi knives have a history of fine craftsmanship that dates to the 12th century Japan. An ancestor became a swordmaker for the emporer at that time. Each sword and now today, each Kikuichi knife, carries the prestigious Japanese chrysanthemum symbol, granted to few...


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Kikuichi Elite Warikomi Damascus Tsuchime 5.3" Utility Knife

Kikuichi Elite Warikomi Damascus Tsuchime 5.3" Utility Knife

$228.00

his Kikuichi Tsuchime Damascus 5.3" Petty (Utility Knife) is ideal for cutting fruits, vegetables, and meat. The clad construction has a VG-10 high-carbon stainless core and 8 layers of softer stainless steel on each side of the blade, creating the beautiful Damascus finish. The hand hammered Tsuchime pattern makes every one of these knifes uniq...


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Kikuichi Kurouchi Carbon Steel Clad 10" Slicer

Kikuichi Kurouchi Carbon Steel Clad 10" Slicer

$406.00

This Kikuichi Kurouchi Carbon Steel Clad 10" Slicer is ideal for the preparation of sashimi, sushi, sliced raw fish, and seafood. About the Kurouchi finish - Kurouchi translates roughly to "rustic finish". The black oxide coating is produced during the heat treatment of the knife. When only the cutting edge of the blade gets polished in the fina...


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Kikuichi Kurouchi Carbon Steel Clad 6" Petty Knife

Kikuichi Kurouchi Carbon Steel Clad 6" Petty Knife

$230.00

This Kikuichi Kurouchi Carbon Steel Clad 6" Petty Knife is perfect for cutting fruits, vegetables, and meat. About the Kurouchi finish - Kurouchi translates roughly to "rustic finish". The black oxide coating is produced during the heat treatment of the knife. When only the cutting edge of the blade gets polished in the final process, it gets ca...


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Kikuichi Kurouchi Carbon Steel Clad 7" Santoku Knife

Kikuichi Kurouchi Carbon Steel Clad 7" Santoku Knife

$274.00

This Kikuichi Kurouchi Carbon Steel Clad 7" Santoku Knife is perfect for slicing, dicing, and mincing. About the Kurouchi finish - Kurouchi translates roughly to "rustic finish". The black oxide coating is produced during the heat treatment of the knife. When only the cutting edge of the blade gets polished in the final process, it gets called K...


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Kikuichi Kurouchi Carbon Steel Clad 9.5" Chef Knife

Kikuichi Kurouchi Carbon Steel Clad 9.5" Chef Knife

$368.00

This Kikuichi Kurouchi Carbon Steel Clad 9.5" Chef Knife with Saya is the ideal all-purpose chef's knife. About the Kurouchi finish - Kurouchi translates roughly to "rustic finish". The black oxide coating is produced during the heat treatment of the knife. When only the cutting edge of the blade gets polished in the final process, it gets calle...


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Kikuichi Nickel Sweden Warikomi Damascus 6.5" Usuba

Kikuichi Nickel Sweden Warikomi Damascus 6.5" Usuba

$227.95

Detailed Description Style Western Item Name Nickel Sweden Warikomi (Clad) Damascus Knife Description Nakiri - Vegetable knife Metal Type Swedish steel core + 44 layers Damascus of nickel, SUS410 and J1 stainless steel HRC 60 Bevel Angle Ratio  50:50 Handle Material octagonal rosewood handle with ebony wooden guard C...


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Kikuichi Nickel Sweden Warikomi Damascus 8" Gyuto Knife

Kikuichi Nickel Sweden Warikomi Damascus 8" Gyuto Knife

$270.00

Detailed Description Style Western Item Name Nickel Sweden Warikomi (Clad) Damascus Knife Description Gyuto - Chef's knife Metal Type Swedish steel core + 44 layers Damascus of nickel, SUS410 and J1 stainless steel HRC 60 Bevel Angle Ratio  50:50 Handle Material octagonal rosewood handle with ebony wooden guard Cover...


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Kikuichi Nickel Sweden Warikomi Damascus 9.5" Gyuto Knife

Kikuichi Nickel Sweden Warikomi Damascus 9.5" Gyuto Knife

$296.00

Detailed Description Style Western Item Name Nickel Sweden Warikomi (Clad) Damascus Knife Description Gyuto - Chef's knife Metal Type Swedish steel core + 44 layers Damascus of nickel, SUS410 and J1 stainless steel HRC 60 Bevel Angle Ratio  50:50 Handle Material octagonal rosewood handle with ebony wooden guard Cover...


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Kikuichi Swedish Nickel 9.7 in. (245mm) Sujihiki

Kikuichi Swedish Nickel 9.7 in. (245mm) Sujihiki

$295.95

Style Western Item Name Nickel Sweden Warikomi (Clad) Damascus Knife Description Sujihiki - Slicing knife Metal Type Swedish steel core + 44 layers Damascus of nickel, SUS410 and J1 stainless steel HRC 60 Bevel Angle Ratio  50:50 Handle Material octagonal rosewood handle with ebony wooden guard Cover Not included. ...


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Kikuichi Tsuchime Damascus 45 Layer Ho-wood Series 10" Slicer

Kikuichi Tsuchime Damascus 45 Layer Ho-wood Series 10" Slicer

$440.00

Tsuchime Damascus 45 layers Ho-wood series Blade Material: 45 Layers of Nickel and Stainless Steel HRC: 60 Blade Length: Blade Width: Blade Thickness: Handle: Ho-wood octagon handle with traditional Japanese water buffalo horn guard   This series is made with 45 layers of nickel and stainless steel. The result is a beautiful Damascus knife that ...


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Kikuichi Tsuchime Damascus 45 Layer Ho-wood Series 8" Chefs Knife

Kikuichi Tsuchime Damascus 45 Layer Ho-wood Series 8" Chefs Knife

$318.00

Tsuchime Damascus 45 layers Ho-wood series Blade Material: 45 Layers of Nickel and Stainless Steel HRC: 60 Blade Length: 8" Blade Width: 1.84" Blade Thickness: 2.03mm at heel / 1.55mm at inch from tip Handle: Ho-wood octagon handle with traditional Japanese water buffalo horn guard   This series is made with 45 layers of nickel and stainless ste...


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Kikuichi Tsuchime Damascus 45 Layer Ho-wood Series 9.5" Chefs Knife with Schroeder Custom Handle
Kikuichi Tsuchime Damascus 45 Layer Ho-wood Series 9.5" Chefs Knife with Schroeder Custom Handle

Kikuichi Tsuchime Damascus 45 Layer Ho-wood Series 9.5" Chefs Knife with Schroeder Custom Handle

$535.00

Tsuchime Damascus 45 layers Ho-wood series Blade Material: 45 Layers of Nickel and Stainless Steel HRC: 60 Blade Length: 9.5" Blade Width: 2" Blade Thickness: 2.01mm at heel / 1.28mm at inch from tip Handle by Schroeder Knifeworks : Orange maple burl, turquoise and copper   This series is made with 45 layers of nickel and stainless steel. The re...


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Kikuichi Tsuchime Damascus Style All Purpose Knife 7" Hammered Blade (WGAD18-07-0SP)

Kikuichi Tsuchime Damascus Style All Purpose Knife 7" Hammered Blade (WGAD18-07-0SP)

$278.00

Kikuichi has a long and distinguished history. Although they have been producing superior cutlery for more than a 100 years, the origin of our company lies some 700 years ago. For most of their history, they manufactured Samurai swords that bore the Emperor's Chrysanthemum symbol as a mark of their excellence. Today, Kikuichi ancestor's swords a...


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Kikuichi Warikomi Damascus Gyuto 210mm

Kikuichi Warikomi Damascus Gyuto 210mm

$318.00

his Kikuichi Gold Elite Gyuto or Western Style Chef Knife measures 8.25" on the blade. These knives are made with a hard VG-10 stainless core which provides excellent edge retention. The damascus exterior of the blade is hand forged and provides stability, toughness and beauty to the blade. In the final step, the blade is hand hammered for a tru...


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Kikuichi Warikomi Tsuchime Damascus 5" Santoku Knife

Kikuichi Warikomi Tsuchime Damascus 5" Santoku Knife

$220.00

Kikuichi has a long and distinguished history. Although they have been producing superior cutlery for more than a 100 years, the origin of our company lies some 700 years ago. For most of their history, they manufactured Samurai swords that bore the Emperor's Chrysanthemum symbol as a mark of their excellence. Today, Kikuichi ancestor's swords a...


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Kikuichi Warikomi Tsuchime Damascus Gold 3" Paring Knife

Kikuichi Warikomi Tsuchime Damascus Gold 3" Paring Knife

$198.00

Features: 16 layers of Damascus steel with VG-10 carbon cutting edge Hand-engraved, crafted, and hammered Maintains edge with easy maintenance Riveted wood handle for optimum balance Hand wash with warm water DO NOT wash in dishwasher Made in Japan


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Kikuichi Warikomi Tsuchime Damascus Gold 6.5" Nakiri Knife

Kikuichi Warikomi Tsuchime Damascus Gold 6.5" Nakiri Knife

$277.95

This lovely nakiri is also a work horse. It features a blade cored with VG10 High Carbon steel that is then clad with stainless steel for superb stain resistance and rust protection. Then it is given the Tsuchime, or hand hammered, finish. The result is a masterpiece of Japanese kitchen cutlery.   Weight: 6.6 ounces Blade Length: 170 mm Overall ...


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Kikuichi Warikomi Tsuchime Damascus Slicing Knife 9.5" Hammered Blade

Kikuichi Warikomi Tsuchime Damascus Slicing Knife 9.5" Hammered Blade

$376.00

Kikuichi has a long and distinguished history. Although they have been producing superior cutlery for more than a 100 years, the origin of our company lies some 700 years ago. For most of their history, they manufactured Samurai swords that bore the Emperor's Chrysanthemum symbol as a mark of their excellence. Today, Kikuichi ancestor's swords a...


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