During the Samurai era, sword makers improved the kinds of blades and fittings over time by concentrating on shape, function, weight, and strength. Demand increased along with the sophistication of the swords and the smiths' craft. Over time, engraving, fittings, and ornaments became more sophisticated, detailed, and significant. Smiths started etching credits on their creations as well. Today, Japanese knife engraving is known worldwide.

Is it necessary to engrave a knife?

Well, it is not necessary. But for chefs or some food enthusiasts, a knife is something that they are invested in. From ingredients preparation to dish plating, they would need their knife. And having something that you know belongs to you feels really wonderful.

This is a left-handed single-bevel Deba knife used to fillet a fish. The knife was personalized by engraving the customer's name in Japanese characters.

Is it authentic?

Regarding authenticity, all our knives - those that need to be engraved or not - will come from Japan. Our highly skilled Japanese master artisans will do the engraving individually. Each character is hammered in manually with master craftsmanship. There're only a few artisans who can engrave Chinese characters on a knife blade. We ensure that the engraved characters: Kanji or Katakana, will be errorless with utmost quality assurance checking. 

A personalized knife can't just be for yourself. It is excellent as a gift too! Take a look at this beautiful knife. This was ordered from us by a customer as a gift for his brother's wedding. Engraved are the names of the groom and bride in Katakana.

See this: How to order a custom-engraved knife? 

 Başak and Kellen's Wedding, 2022

Aside from being a wonderful wedding gift, it can also be a gift for any occasion! These knives were engraved with the engaged couple's names in Katakana characters. The knives were given to them as an engagement gift!

Engagement gift to Christine Yi and Chef James Tracey


The knives below are customized for our customers who wanted to have their names engraved on them. A present isn't just something that you give to others. It can also be for ourselves!

One thing that makes a personalized "thing" more special is its ability to let you feel belongingness. Belongingness is something that we always crave wherever we are. This "thing" - may be a knife or something else, reminds us of who we are and where we came from.