Combining a rich heritage of high quality craftsmanship with modern sensibility and optimum functionality, Kikuichi Knives will outperform every other knife you have in your kitchen. Their legacy of careful and exact handcrafted steel dates back 700 years, when the samurai swords created by their ancestors bore the Emperor's mark of excellence, the chrysanthemum. This symbol was universally recognized as a mark of quality and it still graces the blade of each Kikuichi knife today. Made in Sakai, Japan, Kikuichi knives are as durable as they are beautiful and are a favorite among professional chefs all over the world. Experience excellence in your kitchen, with Kikuichi.