About Kamikoto

“Craftsmanship has been at the beating heart of 新潟市 Niigata for hundreds of years; 神箏 Kamikoto builds on this legacy of steelmaking excellence to make tradition relevant. Each product is a masterclass in knifemaking; you can feel the spirit of the craftsman in the end piece.”



Kamikoto is the original manufacturer of Japanese Niigata steel knives. Up until recently, Niigata steel knives have not been widely available to the general public, but for a few discerning chefs who have imported Niigata steel knives for use in their restaurants around the world. 

Kamikoto knives are made from high-grade steel sourced from the Niigata Prefecture – and made for a lifetime, the perfect balance of strength and aesthetic beauty. A solemn blade, the Kamikoto knife is designed for chefs and serious home cooks. Kamikoto stays true to Niigata’s century-old legacy to create knives of unmatched quality and beauty.

"For more than a thousand years, Japan has been the envy of the world in handcrafting the highest quality steel blades. While the world around us has moved to less exacting production techniques, 神箏 Kamikoto has stayed true to its original values based on craftsmanship and quality."


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