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Hounen Kihan

From the esteemed enclave of Miki City, Hounen Kihan fashions their knives from meticulously sourced steel. Many generations of blacksmiths have called the storied prefecture of Hyogo home, and Hounen proudly draws upon their traditions and craftsmanship. Since 1947, their knives have honored the ways of sword-making with power and precision.

From the esteemed enclave of Miki City, Hounen Kihan fashions their knives from meticulously sourced steel. Many generations of blacksmiths have called the storied prefecture of Hyogo home, and Hounen proudly draws upon their traditions and craftsmanship. Since 1947, their knives have honored the ways of sword-making with power and precision.

Pursuit of Sharpness

Hounen knives represent a passion for precision, epitomized by their guiding philosophy of the ā€œPursuit of Sharpness.ā€ The bladeā€™s edge is only one aspect of the sharpest Japanese kitchen knives. They encompass vigilance, distinction, and the wisdom to respect the past while embracing the present.

In an unwavering commitment to tradition, Hounen knives preserve the ancient art of samurai sword-making. From the katana to the kitchen knife, the secret to crafting an exquisite blade lies in leaving no detail to chance. They carefully handpick the finest materials, tailoring each specific product meticulously. The resulting kitchen tools seamlessly blend form and function.

Hounen Kihan Japanese kitchen knife makers approach their craft with an elegant fusion. Combining modern machine manufacturing techniques and the timeless finesse of artisanal craftsmanship, the wisdom of the ā€œPursuit of Sharpnessā€ is understood and embraced.

Leave Your Legacy

The culmination of Hounen Kihanā€™s meticulous process yields an exceptional series of knives. These kitchen tools transcend conventional standards of sharpness, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. As soon as you grasp the handle, youā€™ll feel a profound sense of legacy.

Culinary enthusiasts and professional chefs understand the importance artistry plays in the kitchen. The plate is a culinary canvas where textures and flavors combine. The best blades donā€™t just cutā€”they guide you and inspire new creations. A Japanese chef knife is the tool of an artist.

Hasu-Seizo offers a collection of Japanese knives that place you within the context of a proud history. Giving your cuisine the same consideration Japanese blacksmiths give their knives continues a tradition that pursues sharpness. Crafting fine food for friends and family is a legacy you can create with each swift slice of the blade.