Hitohira was created by an experienced and passionate knife user and seller who has worked extensively in Japan and North America. Hitohira is a source dedicated to sharing and educating knife enthusiasts on the proper use and maintenance of their … Read More

つば屋包丁店/ Cutlery Tsubaya

日本語は次のページにあります。 The famous Kappabashi Dougu Street in Tokyo is world famous for restaurant supplies and food related tools. The knife shop called Tsubaya is the one of the smallest and oldest kitchen knife shops on this street. Tsubaya was a … Read More

Kimono Knife Roll

Kimono Knife Rolls are created by HITOHIRA using Japanese traditional new or new old-stock Tanmono which is cloth for making Kimono/ Yukata, traditional Japanese clothes. These clothes are made from either cotton, polyester or wool depending on the knife roll. When … Read More

Tokyo Made

日本語は次のページにあります。 Sakai, Sanjo, Echizen, Seki and Miki – these are places known for kitchen knife production in Japan. Sakai is best known for making 90% of Japan’s single bevel knives. But there were many bladesmiths in Tokyo before. When speaking … Read More

Morihei – Tool And Natural Stone Shop –

日本語は次のページとなります。    Morihei(森平) is a knife and whetstone supplier located in Asakusabashi, Tokyo. They have been apart of the industry for over 100 years, including the predecessor of Morihei “Oguro-Morihei-Shouten (小黒森平商店)“. At one point in time, more than 20 groups … Read More


First Knife So you just bought your first Japanese knife and you want to keep it looking and performing at its best. Depending on what knife you bought (double bevel, single bevel, carbon, stainless or semi-stainless), here are a few … Read More