Established in 1923 with a history spanning four generations,1095-kamata-hakensha-illo-painted-by-Hiro-Yamagata Asakusa cutlery maker Kamata Hakensha knows how to slice it. The company’s 800-strong product lineup includes top-grade handmade and factory-made knives. These blades have made repeat customers of some of the world’s finest chefs, thanks to stringent quality checks and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. All knives are designed by the owner, created by skilled craftsmen, and individually edged. Free engraving and an inexpensive sharpening service seal the deal. Engraving is available free on select knives and can be done in just three minutes. Perfect for a seasonal gift or souvenir of your stay in Tokyo.

Mention Metropolis and receive a free large nail clipper with purchases of ¥10,000 or more.


  • 17-layer Japanese steel knife two-piece set with hard case ¥17,400
  • Carbon steel two-piece set with hard case ¥23,300
  • Carbon steel Wa-Santoku ¥9,800
  • 17-layer stainless steel small knife with Japanese wooden handle ¥7,500

2-12-6 Matsugaya, Taito-ku. Tel: 03-3841-4205. Open 10am-6pm daily. Nearest station: Asakusa or Tawaramachi.