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 of blacksmiths and sharpeners were working exclusively under Morihei. They are one of the only companies in Japan with a long-standing history of relationships with blacksmiths and whetstone and natural stone makers today. Mr. Akimitsu Oguro, the president of Morihei is the advisor for natural stone researchers from universities and government groups. People who visit Morihei for technical information from Mr. Oguro include researchers, blacksmiths, sharpeners, chefs, and craftsmen and knife shop employees. Morihei is like a school for the industry people.
Tosho Knife Arts and Ai & Om Knives are exclusive cooperators in Canada, so you can find Morihei products at our shops. If you are in Tokyo, we recommend that you visit Morihei’s showroom in Asakusa-bashi, so that Mr. Oguro can pick stones or knives together with you.