Moritaka Hamono was founded in 1293 by master sword smith Kongohyoe Minamoto no Moritaka who was the head swordsmith for the Buddhist priests at Mt. Homan. 26 generations later master swordsmith Chuzaemon Moritaka decided to expand and apply the Moritaka family forging experience to Kitchen knives. Today Moritaka Hamono continues to produce some of the best kitchen cutlery you can buy. Each knife is forged with skills and knowledge that took over 700 years to develop and accumulate, through over 30 generations. We're very proud to have these in our shop.
The most popular knife in use throughout Japan and for good reason; Santoku's are good at every task you could throw at them. Whether you're mincing, slicing or dicing the santoku's smaller size and unique shape make it a great option for any cook. Great for the person who wants that one knife they can pick up and do nearly everything with.