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Most of Syosaku’s kitchen knives are handcrafted by artisans from Sakai, a port city in Japan that has a centuries long history of creating knives originating from forging samurai swords. Each process of creating the knives is divided among specialists and small producers, forging the metal, creating the handles, combining the knives, and finishing them. Depending on the knife, it can take up to six months for the artisans to fully craft a finished product.
Some of our knives are produced in another historical samurai-based knife producing area in Japan, Tsubame-Sanjo. Each knife is hand crafted, sharpened, and finished one by one by master artisans.
All Syosaku knives are ready-to-use out of the box with ruthless sharpness.
Much like the Urushi glass plates, each knife can be custom ordered to cater to the consumer’s preference in a variety of different wooden handles, handedness, and each knife can be engraved with a name in Chinese characters. Syosaku makes kitchen knives that can be used by professional chefs and home cooks. Our knives are very strong and use a variety of ten-to-fifteen different types of metals depending on the model.