A team dedicating to curating authentic Japanese kitchen knives, we want to show the world what a difference a good knife can make.
Hand made from quality steels in classic blade styles, build a minimalist knife set with knives that you'll actually use and will stay sharp.
Knife making is tough. The craftsmen endure it for the goal of perfection – continuing the tradition of generations.
A kitchen knife is a work of art that craftsmen have put their heart and soul into.
Who are we?
Seisuke Knife is a small team dedicated to sourcing authentic, handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives. More than just a tool to cut food, we believe a kitchen knife is a piece of art into which a craftsman forges their heart and soul.
Our team spans the globe, from Portland, Oregon to Ishikawa, Japan and many places in between. Every member brings their own talents and skills to Seisuke Knife in order to provide the best service and kitchen knives possible. We regularly talk with the knife makers and our customers to insure that we are doing everything we can to help them.
Why do we do what we do?
Growing up in Japan and spending much time abroad, Atsuhiro "Hiro" Nakamura knew there was so much about his home country that many people were unaware of, including himself. An entrepreneur, he wanted to find a way to showcase traditional, Japanese craftsmanship to people at home and abroad. After meeting blacksmith Takeshi Saji in 2014, Hiro founded Seisuke Knife with the goal of showcasing traditional, contemporary Japanese craftsmanship to the world. He chose Seisuke in order to honor his grandfather, who shared the same name.
Seisuke Knife is dedicated and proud to promote the traditional and high spec handmade Japanese kitchen knives to the world. Design, Blade, Sharpness - various types for various purposes have been inherited for over 600 years, and craftsmen put more effort into creating knives to meet the high demand we have today.
Why Japanese kitchen knives?
Japan has many traditions and across the country they are practiced to this day - it is not exaggeration to say that Japan is one of the most tradition rich countries in the world. However, today, in some respects, such as foods and technology, these traditions have been westernized. In many areas, like technology, medical, clothing, foods, housing, people have researched and developed them to match with the western style.
Around the world, this environment has stimulated a love for the Japanese culture and tradition of Wa Bocho ( "Wa" = Japanese, "Hocho/Bocho" = Knife). Yes, Japanese Knives. Japanese Knives were manufactured by Japanese people when there were no computers, Internet, or machinery, and were inherited by generation after generation. There is a reason why this tradition is still desired and in high demand. Nowadays, everything has been mechanized, yet, no one can manufacture better knives than Japanese Knives. The style, sharpness, beauty, and size - which were created by Japanese craftsman several hundred years ago - are distinguished. It is evident that each craftsman’s soul is in each knife.
And what's more, this is well known and understood by people worldwide. Thanks to high speed Internet, mobile devices, and social media, people are closely connected today, and the concept of Wa can broaden even faster. We would like to broaden the connection of Wa through Japanese knives to the people - those who appreciate and love Japanese Knives - and we deeply hope that the craftsman’s Wa shall grow and be inherited by the generations to come. We are proud in sparing no effort to support this.
Atsuhiro "Hiro" Nakamura
Sekaie Inc., Ri 86-3 Hamamachi, Nomi, Ishikawa Japan 929-0124