「堺刃物」の伝統を継承。包丁・ナイフ・篆刻刀・各種刃物の製造販売



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Inherit Sakai Hamono's Tradition
Consistent Knife Making Process and Great Quality Control
Handmade by Great Knife Making Masters



From 焼き入れ(Yakiire) to 検品(Kenpin)
The Knife Making Process and Quality Control


There are 2 types of Hamono (cutlery) : Uchihamono made by hagane (the hard steel used for the cutting edge) clad with softer iron and Zenkou made purely by hagane. Ashi Cutlery Works traditionally produces on Zenkou. Today, the company recognizes the influence of western food and cooking on Japanese food culture and is mainly focused on high-end knives for western style kitchen.
The steel Ashi Hamono uses goes through a dozen processes before it becomes a knife. Ashi is committed to a complete in-house knife making process and consistant quality control.
At the same time, the company tries to maintain great flexibility to the answer to various needs and demands of its customers.

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Ginga Series

Materials: [Blade] Swedish stainless steel or High-Carbon steel
              [Handle] Western Composite wood or Japanese Magnolia with Water buffalo horn
              (except Chinese Cleaver use Rosewood)


The tradition of Sakai Hamono
切れ味(Kireaji) - The Feeling of Sharpness


The 銀香(Ginga) series is Ashi Hamono's original product line. Ginga knives use world-famous Swedish stainless steel. Ginga's superb sharpness is a result of a careful heat-treatment process as well as hatsuke (the process of giving a final edge), done by skilled professionals. Ashi Hamono also makes carbon steel Ginga knives. And handles can be either western or Japanese style.
The Ginga series is widely used by many well-known Japanese restaurants - Try the professional quality and great cutting ability of Ginga for yourself.

[Ginga Series Standard Lineup.pdf]
[Price List Apr 2014.pdf]

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With Mother Series

Materials: Swedish stainless steel, White ash, Ebony

This series was inspired by the joy to cooking together, with thoughts of creating a knife with a kind and friendly shape.
Ashi avoided using straight lines and designed more curved and smooth knives. This design makes the knives less intimidating and puts the user at ease, making cooking a nice and relaxing experience. The edge is also gently curved, making is comfortable to use in home-cooking.
The handles are made of white ash wood; a warm and comforting wood. These handles are easy to grip and very user friendly.

[Size L]
Total Length - 303mm
Blade Length - 170mm
Weight - 108g

[Size S]
Total Length - 248mm
Blade Length - 130mm
Weight - 83g


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LOG Knives

Materials: Swedish stainless steel, Wood

LOG knives Ashi Hamono's utility knives, for both indoor and outdoor use. The LOG knives are designed to reflect a playful natural beauty.
LOG knife, inspired log cabins, come with a handle made of unprocessed wood. The blade is made of Swedish stainless steel and each knife comes with a leather sheath.

Total Length - 195mm
Blade Length - 85mm
Blade Thickness - 2.0mm


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FUKUROU

Materials: Forged iron

FUKUROU is a playful product made from a little steel, a little fire, and some spirit. Each FUKUROU is made with a lot of heart.

FUKUROU, meaning owl, can be written as 福来 in Japanese - (Fuku) meaning happiness and (Rou) meaning to invite or to come. FUKUROU can also written as 不苦労(Fukurou), meaning (不-Fu) without (苦労-Kurou) calamities, hardships and troubles. This is a common charm inscription in Japan.
FUKUROU are also known for their wide range of vision and their mythical role as a foreseeing, scholarly god of academic learning.
Ashi's FUKUROU make great gifts - they can be used as paper weights or desk decorations.

Measurements - W36mm H18mm D48mm
Weight - 193


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Seal-Engraving Knife

Materials: Forged Carbon steel or Damascus steel

Seal-engraving, or 篆刻(Tenkoku), is a kind of traditional art that originated in China, and later spread to East Asia.


- Standard (wind Twisted yarn)


Materials: Forged Carbon steel, Twisted yarn
Total Length - 145mm Width of Blade - 6/8/10mm and the others



- Specially Made Series


流紋 (Ryumon)
Materials: Forged Carbon steel
Total Length - 145-160mm Width of Blade - Requested size




六角 (Rokkaku)
Materials: Forged Carbon steel
Total Length - 150-165mm Width of Blade - Requested size




万鉄 (Mangana)
Materials: Forged Carbon steel
Total Length - 165-180mm Width of Blade - Requested size




墨流し (Suminagashi)
Materials: Forged Damascus steel
Total Length - 145-160mm Width of Blade - Requested size

End of Production

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Services

  • We can send our products all over the world.
    - We accept payments by credit card (VISA, MasterCard), PayPal payment and the wire transfer by bank. (Please kindly bear the bank remitting charge [about 2,800‐4,000JPY] concerned with yourself.)
  • Custom orders
  • Material (steel) and Handle Options
  • Ashi Hamono's knives make great gifts. Ashi's knives are practical and always appreciated as a gift that lasts for a long time. Ashi provides original gift wrapping.
  • Engraving and Etching (i.e., names, initials)
  • Maintenance, including sharpening, fixing and replacing handles. Ashi provides these services not only for knives made by them, but also for any of the knives sitting at your home!


  • [Ginga Series Standard Lineup.pdf]
    [Price List Apr 2014.pdf]
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    有限会社 芦刃物製作所
    Ashi Cutlery Works Co.Ltd.

    14 Namimatsu-cho Sakai-ku Sakai-shi Osaka 590-0912 Japan

    Contact Us: ginga@ashihamono.com
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