The Spirit of Craftsmanship
Kamikoto is a maker of Japanese-style knives – crafted from high-quality steel sourced from Honshu 本州, Japan. Kamikoto knives are made for a lifetime, the perfect balance of strength and aesthetic beauty. Kamikoto is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and stays true to Honshu’s 本州 century-old legacy of steel-making excellence, to create knives of exceptional quality and beauty.
KAMIKOTO | 神箏 – MASTERS OF TRADITION
The finest knives I've ever owned… well-balanced and retain their edges really well.
Great knives, super sharp, and have a great feel to them. I use mine almost every day… highly recommended.
Beautiful knife set with gorgeous display… solid and reliable for everyday use.
The Art of a BLADE | IN CONVERSATION WITH A MASTER KNIFESMITH
TOKYO. The journey from apprentice to master knifesmith is a long and difficult path that takes patience, determination and commitment. Kazuomi Yamamoto, a fourth-generation knifesmith and Chairman, Kamikoto Advisory Board, shares his story.
The Way of the Blade. Making blades by hand is a rare and exacting skill. As dedicated practitioners, Kamikoto’s bladesmiths ensure the art survives and flourishes. It’s a skill that requires great precision and care, and Kamikoto’s apprentices can take several years to learn their trade. The simplest skills are usually the toughest, and learning to master the basic skills often means years of hard, patient effort.