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Custom Collections  
From Selected Japanese Custom Knifemakers

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Each year, we have several knife shows in all over Japan. There are over 100 custom knifemakers in Japan, many are full time and some are part time. Japanese custom knives are getting very popular for their unique and detailed works based on Japanese tradition and long history.

We now see many overseas attendees to seek and buy Japanese masterpieces. For those who can't afford to come and see, we are introducing here some of thier masterpieces from the selected Japanese custom knifemakers.


3/26/18 Just added Higonokami Folders with 5 different handles from Fumio Inagaki
3/14/19
Just Added 3 New Models from Fumio Inagaki and 4 New Models from Seiji Yanagida

12/12/18
Just added 6 New Models from Hiroshi Suzuki and 2 Cowry-X Models from Fumio Inagaki

12/04/18
Just Added 40 more New Knives from Japanese Custom Knifemakers, right for a Holiday Gift-Giving Season! 
11/29/18
Just added 13 New Forged Knives from Master TAkeshi Saji & his apprentices, and Master Yamamoto. More coming soon!

11/25/18
Thank you for waiting! Just uploading new Custom collection from Seki Knife show in October. Start with 7 Seiji Yanagida, and more follow soon

7/12/18
Just opened Custom Collections page and added 9 New Models from Fumio Inagaki and 8 New Models from Japanese Custom Knifemakers.

 Hiroshi Suzuki 鈴木 寛
His father runs a small factory in Saitama for precision Nippers. By helping father's work at young age, he became interested in the metal processing and began making knives about 30 years ago. He is a member of Japan Knife Guild, and actively attending various knife shows. His highly mirror polished blades are amaging! He uses rare and premium materials for both blades and handles. Fine work of art for collectors. It's worth for his prices!
 
HS-100 Trout & Bird Knife  Beautiful Black Nickel Damascus blade in twist pattern made from the American made Damascus billet bought at the Blade show, 5-1/8" V-grind upswept blade with long false edge on back, 5-1/4" Sambar Stag horn/Desert Ironwood handle with Oiled Bone spacers, Hidden tang with solid Brass Hilt and Duralumine Butt cap, Comes with custom made double stitched Brown Leather Sheath with belt loop

Nickel Damascus blade in 4.0mm thick, 131mm blade, 263mm overall, Weight 210g

  JKD Special $1,100.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now

 

HS-110 Upswept Tanto Hunter  Hammer forged 7-1/8" Aogami #2 (Blue steel) core 410 San Mai Hamaguri-ba Upswept blade with long false edge on back, 5" Sambar Stag horn handle with sold Brass Hilt and Butt inlay, Hidden tang with Brass pins, Comes with custom made double stitched Brown Leather Sheath with belt loop

Aogami #2 blade in 4.8mm thick, 182mm blade, 310mm overall, Weight 290g

  JKD Special $860.00  SOLD OUT 


HS-120 ZDP Fighter
  Beautiful High mirror polished Lightweight Fighting knife of 8-3/8" Hollow ground Double edge ZDP-189 blade (Back edge not sharpened), 5-1/2" Hand rounded Black Micarta handle with Yellow Micarta spacer and solid Nickel silver hilt, Hidden tang, Comes with custom made double stitched Brown Leather Sheath with belt loop

ZDP-189 blade in 4.5mm thick, 205mm blade, 353mm overall, Weight 250g

  JKD Special $1,300.00  SOLD OUT

 

HS-130 Sub-Hilt Bowie Knife  Big Bowie Sub Hilt knife of 10-1/2" Bohler K990 Carbon tool steel Hamaguriba blade with long false edge on back, Hamon Tsuchi-oki (clay mounted) heat-treated just like "Katana" process, 5-5/8" Leather washer handle with solid Brass Double Hilt + Sub-hilt and Duralumin Butt cap, Hidden tang, Comes with custom made double stitched Brown Leather Sheath with belt loop

Bohler K990 blade in 5.5mm thick, 263mm blade, 407mm overall, Weight 480g

  JKD Special $1,800.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now 


HS-140 Loveless Drop Hunter
  Most versatile & Famous Loveless Drop Point Hunter of 4-1/2" Hitachi ATS-34 Beautiful high mirrow polished Howllow ground blade, 4-1/2" Hand contoured Sambar Stag Horn handle with Nickel silver Hilt, Full tapered tang with Nickel silver bolts and Tubelar lanyard hole, Comes with custom made double stitched Brown Leather Sheath with belt loop

ATS-34 blade in 4.9mm thick, 113mm blade, 230mm overall, Weight 480g

  JKD Special $610.00  SOLD OUT


HS-150 Loveless New York Special
  Another famous Loveless Model of Small Dagger, 3-3/8" Hitachi ATS-34 Beautiful high mirrow polished Howllow ground Double edge blade (back edge not sharpened), 4" Hand contoured Green Canvas Micarta handle with Nickel silver Hilt, Full tapered tang with Nickel silver bolts and Tubelar lanyard hole, Comes with custom made Brown Leather Sheath with Snap to hook with knife handle when stored

ATS-34 blade in 4.7mm thick, 83mm blade, 187mm overall, Weight 110g

  JKD Special $690.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now  

 
 

HS-210 Fighting Dirk
  Beautifl high mirror polished Spear point Fighting and Boot knife of 4-1/4" ATS-34 Hollow ground blade with long false edge on back, 4-1/2" Rare Orix Horn curved handle with polished Nickel silver Hilt and Butt-cap with Ivory tusk spacer, Narrow tang , Comes with Double stitched Custom Leather sheath

ATS-34 blade in 5.5mm thick, 108mm blade, 255mm overall, Weight 180g

JKD Special $880.00 
Only 1 pc. Available Now

 
 
 
HS-170 Loveless Hide-Out  Another famous Loveless Model of 5" Spear point Fighting and Boot knife made of ATS-34 High Mirror polished hollow ground blade with long false edge on back, 4-3/4" Hand contoured Barbwire Micarta handle with Nickel silver Hilt and rivets, Fill tapered tang with red fiber spacers and Leather Lanyard on end, Comes with Double stitched Custom Leather sheath

ATS-34 blade in 5.5mm thick, 125mm blade, 245mm overall, Weight 180g

JKD Special $960.00 
Only 1 pc. Available Now

 
 Yu Kurosaki 黒崎 優
Yu Kurosaki is a young talented Blacksmith opened his own workshop in 2014 after 12 years ascetic practice at Kanehiro knife factory in Takefu. He is aggressively turning out his distinctive knives that reflect Japanese Wa-taste and traditional Tsuchime and Suminagashi
 
 
 

YK-100 Yu Krosaki "FUJIN II" 風神II
All purpose Utility Camper of Broad blade versatile knife for Skinner, Ourdoor Cooking, Camping, 4-1/2" VG-10 forged layered stainless Damascus V-grind blade with shiny Tsuchime finish, 4-1/2" Hand contured Black Micarta handle, Full tang with stainless steel rivets & Mosaic pin and Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end, Comes with Black Leather sheath. Each in fancy gift box

VG-10 Damascus blade in 3.2mm thick, 115mm blade, 230mm overall, Weight 290g

  JKD Special $410.00  SOLD OUT 
 
 
 

YK-200 Yu Krosaki "ASUKA II" 飛鳥II
All purpose Drop point Utility Camper of Broad blade versatile knife for Skinner, Ourdoor Cooking, Camping, 4-3/4" Super Gold II Powdered steel San Mai V-grind blade with shiny Hammered dimple Tsuchime, 4-1/2" Hand contured Desert Ironwood handle, Full tang with stainless steel rivets & Mosaic pin and Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end, Comes with Black Leather sheath.
Each in fancy gift box

SPGII San Maiblade in 3.0mm thick, 120mm blade, 233mm overall, Weight 290g

  JKD Special $410.00  SOLD OUT
 
 
 
 
 
 
YK-300 Yu Krosaki "SHIZUKU IV" 雫IV
All purpose Utility knife, ideal for Trout & Bird, Steak knife, 4-1/4" Super Gold II Powdered steel San Mai V-grind blade with shiny Tsuchime finish, 4-1/4" Hand contured Black Micarta handle, Full tang with stainless steel rivets & Mosaic pin and Stainless tubelar lanyard hole on end, Comes with Black Leather sheath.
Each in fancy box

SPGII San Mai blade in 3.0mm thick, 108mm blade, 218mm overall, Weight 150g

  JKD Special $380.00  SOLD OUT

 
 Tsuka Hinoura 日野浦 司
Tsukasa Hinoura is Japan's top Master Blacksmith in Sanjyo Niigata. He cares every detail and dovotes tremendous times from hot forging to hand honing finish, so his production is very limited with many waitiing list. We got some of his traditional "Nata" at the show. You can also see his fine Chef knives at JCK.
 
 
 
 
 
TH-100 Tsukasa Hinoura "Soe-Nata" 副鉈
Japanese traditional handle Woodsman knife of 5-1/4" Shirogami #2 (White steel #2) core forge layered Nan-tetsu (soft iron) San Mai blade with Hammered Black Tsuchime, Hamaguri-ba convex grind hand honed edge with flat grind on back, 5" Hand rounded Rosewood handle with Black metal Hilt, Hidden tang with Brass screw and Aluminum tubelar lanyard hole on end, Comes with Brown Leather sheath.
Each in a gift box

Shirogami #2 San Mai blade in 5.0mm thick, 135mm blade, 265mm overall, Weight 200g

  JKD Special $610.00  SOLD OUT


 
 
 
TH-200 Tsukasa Hinoura "Soe-Nata" 副鉈
Same style knife as above TH-100, but forged out of the steel blank, 4-1/2" Shirogami #2 (White steel #2) core forge layered Nan-tetsu (soft iron) San Mai blade, Hamaguri-ba convex grind hand honed edge with flat grind on back, 5-1/4" Hand rounded Oakwood handle with Black metal Hilt, Hidden tang with Brass screw, Comes with Brown Leather sheath.
Each in a gift box

Shirogami #2 San Mai blade in 5.0mm thick, 115mm blade, 250mm overall, Weight 190g

  JKD Special $410.00  SOLD OUT

Here are the high-end knives from Tsukasa Hinoura 
 
 
 
 
 
TH-20 Soe-Nata, Black "Unryu-Mon"
 
Based on the “Kitae-Ji” pattern, adding another iron by twist forging to create unique Damascus patterns like clouds flaw. 5-1/2" Semi-Drop point Damascus blade, 5-1/4" Rare Japanese wood (Ryugon) handle with Brass hilt and rivet (half tang), Brass tubelar Lanyard hole on end, Comes with Brown custom leather sheath

Shirogami Damascus blade in 5.0mm thick, 140mm blade, 270mm overall, Weight 200g

JKD Special $1,470.00  SOLD OUT

 
 
 
 

TH-30 Soe-Nata Black "Ryusui Tobi-Mon"
 
This is the most difficult twist forging technique to run the Damascus pattern onto other side of blade through spine like a water flow with sporadic spiral patterns on entire blade. 5-1/2" Semi-Drop point Damascus blade, 5-1/4" Rare Japanese wood (Ryugon) handle with Brass hilt and rivet (half tang), Brass tubelar Lanyard hole on end, Comes with Brown custom leather sheath

Shirogami Damascus blade in 5.0mm thick, 140mm blade, 275mm overall, Weight 200g

JKD Special $1,850.00  SOLD OUT

 
Here are the standard knives from "Ajigataya" by Hinoura family for over 100 years
 
 

AJ-100 Ajigataya "Soe-Nata" 副鉈
5-1/4" Yasugi SK-5 core forge layered Nan-tetsu (soft iron) San Mai blade with Hamaguri-ba convex grind hand honed edge with flat grind on back, 5-1/4" Hand rounded Oakwood handle with Black metal Hilt, Hidden tang with stainless rivet, Comes with Black Leather sheath.

SK-5 San Mai blade in 4.5mm thick, 130mm blade, 265mm overall, Weight 180g

  JKD Special $200.00  SOLD OUT

 
 
 

AJ-200 Ajigataya "Nata" 鉈 (Top)
Japanese traditional Hand Axe with square tip, 7" Yasugi SK-5 core forge layered Nan-tetsu (soft iron) San Mai blade with Hamaguri-ba convex grind double edge, 7" Hand rounded Oakwood handle with Black metal Hilt, Hidden tang with stainless rivets, Comes with Wooden sheath covered with black leather-like material and belt loop.

SK-5 San Mai blade in 7.0mm thick, 180mm blade, 360mm overall, Weight 490g

  JKD Special $140.00  SOLD OUT 


AJ-300 Ajigataya "Nata" 鉈 (Bottom) Same as above, but 9" blade with Hammer dimple Tsuchime, 8" handle,

SK-5 San Mai blade in 7.0mm thick, 225mm blade, 435mm overall, Weight 570g

  JKD Special $190.00  SOLD OUT

 
 Atsutaka Oota 太田 敦隆
At Seki knife show, I have noted his beatifull high mirror polished ZDP-189 knives. He is a full-time knifemaker from Toyohashi, Aichi. Here are two knives from him.
 
 
 
 
 
 

AO-100 ZDP Dagger
Dagger style Combat knife of 5-1/2" High mirror polish ZDP-189 Hamaguri-ba blade with long false edge on back, HRc. 67, 5" Genuine Stag handle with Nickel silver Hilt and Black Micarta butt end, Full tang with file work on back with Mosaic pins, Comes with Black Buffalo Leather sheath

ZDP-189 blade in 4.1mm thick, 140mm blade, 267mm overall, Weight 260g

  JKD Special $860.00  SOLD OUT 
 
 
 

AO-200 ZDP Utility Knife Sheep-foot Blade Utility knife of 4-1/4" High mirror polish ZDP-189 Hamaguri-ba blade in HRc.66, 4-1/2" Hand contoured Desert Ironwood with Copper Hilt and Quince Burl wood butt end, Hidden tang with Copper tubelar lanyard home on end, Comes with Black Leather sheath

ZDP-189 blade in 3.0mm thick, 107mm blade, 223mm overall, Weight 100g

  JKD Special $340.00  SOLD OUT

   
 Masayuki Sato 佐藤 正行
Rare Art Masterpiece from Masayuki Sato with inlay work on Japanese Koki wood handle. He is a young knifemaker from Miyagi., and his knives are all one-of-a-kind. It's always fun to see his table at the show. Here are three of them selected from his table.
 
 
 
 
 

MS-100 Masayuki Sato "Higonokami Folder" Japanese traditional Higonokami Folder of 2-1/2" D2 mirror polished single edge blade with sharp Kiridashi tip and Thumb opening lever with file work on top, Flat grind on back in satin finish, Slip joint friction folder, 4" rare Japanese Koki (紅木) wood handle, tapped emboss finish with Red wire inlays and Gold pin, Black Leather thong on end with Ivory ring, Comes with custom made Dark brown Leather pouch with Carabineer belt hook.

D2 blade in 2.6mm thick, 65mm blade, 162mm overall in open, Weight 50g

  JKD Special $190.00  SOLD OUT

 
 
 

MS-200 Masayuki Sato
"Utility Skinner" 4
.2mm thick integral knife taper ground to 3.5mm thick 3" VG-10 Damascus hollow ground blade, Full tang wrapped with 4" rare Japanese Koki (紅木) wood handle, tapped emboss finish with Red wire and Kingfisher metal inlays and Gold trim on front with Black Leather thong with Koki wood and Gold rings, Comes with custom made Black Leather sheath, and Koki wood display stand for collector

VG-10 Damascus blade in 3.5mm thick, 73mm blade, 175mm overall, Weight 90g

  JKD Special $560.00  SOLD OUT 

 
 
 
 
MS-300 Masayuki Sato
"Utility Hunter" 
5.2mm thick D2 integral knife taper ground to 3.6mm thick 3-12" highly mirror polished hollow ground clip type blade, Full tang wrapped with 4-1/4" rare Japanese Koki (紅木) wood handle, tapped emboss finish with Feather inlays and Gold trim on front with Black Leather thong with Koki wood and Gold rings, Comes with custom made Black Leather sheath with Snak-skin, and Koki wood display stand for collector

D2 blade in 3.6mm thick, 85mm blade, 195mm overall, Weight 90g

  JKD Special $510.00  SOLD OUT

   Takayuki Watanabe 渡辺 隆之
He is 65 years old Custom Knifemaker in Mino, the neighbour city of Seki. He has been involved with knife making at age of 20, helping his father's business of the knife buffing and polishing. He has started making his own custom knives at 32 with a passion and yearning to Bob Loveless. In 1994, he had a chance to visit the Loveless's workshop in Riverside, California to show some of his knives. Bob was surprised with his work of high level craftsmanship, and asked him to stay and work together at his shop.

At that time, there was no name marking on his blades, so Bob has wondered why you don't put your name on such well made knives, and has kindly designed his logo on memo pad with his signature and words of "Vigilant", "Diligent" & "Capable". Upon returning to Japan, he has started engraving this logo. It was an unforgettable moment in his life to be able to meet with Bob Loveless so called "A God of Knife" at his young age.
 
 
 

TW-100 Loveless Big Bear Hunter Famous Loveless Big Bear Hunter with Double Hilts, 8-1/4" beautifull high-mirror polished ATS-34 hollow ground double edge blade (False edge on back). 5-1/2" Hand contoured Smoothbone handle with solid Nickel Silver Double Hilts and tubelar lanyard hole on end, Full tapered tang with red fiber spacers and three Nickel silver Loveless bolts, Comes with custom fitted Brown leather sheath

ATS-34 blade in 7.5mm thick, 210mm blade, 350mm overall, Weight 540g

JKD Special $1,900.00  SOLD OUT

 
 
 

TW-200 Loveless Small Game Hunter Slightly upswept Skinner of 3-1/4" beautifull high-mirror polished 440C hollow ground blade. 4-1/2" Hand contoured Genuine Stag handle with Brass tubelar lanyard hole on end, Full tapered tang with red fiber spacers and two Brass/Stainless Loveless bolts, Comes with custom fitted Brown leather sheath

440C blade in 4.7mm thick, 85mm blade, 200mm overall, Weight 155g

JKD Special $690.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now

 

TW-300 Loveless Bad Bob's Rare model called "Bad Bob's" of 3-3/4" beautifull high-mirror polished ATS-34 hollow ground Clip point blade. 4-1/2" Hand contoured Genuine Stag handle with Nickel silver hilt, Three piece construction handle with polished stag front and Crown stag butt end, Hidden tang, Comes with custom fitted Brown tubelar leather sheath

ATS-34 blade in 4.7mm thick, 95mm blade, 207mm overall, Weight 120g

JKD Special $700.00  SOLD OUT

 

TW-400 Loveless Small Bowie Another rare model of 5" beautifull high-mirror polished ATS-34 slightly recurved Hamaguri-ba blade with File work on back. 4-1/4" Stingrayskin wrapped handle with Nickel silver Hilt and Butt end, Hidden tang with trimmed Buffalow horn and Nickel silver spaces, Comes with custom fitted Brown leather sheath

ATS-34 blade in 4.2mm thick, 130mm blade, 240mm overall, Weight 140g

JKD Special $920.00 
Only 1 pc. Available Now

 

TW-500 Loveless "Scandic" Another Loveless rare model influenced from Scandinavian knife of 3" beautifull high-mirror polished ATS-34 hollow ground bDrop point lade. 4" Amber color Genuine Stag handle with Solid Brass tHilt and ubelar lanyard hole on end, Full tapered tang, Comes with custom fitted Brown leather sheath

ATS-34 blade in 3.5mm thick, 76mm blade, 178mm overall, Weight 100g

JKD Special $730.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now

 

TW-600 Loveless Drop Hunter Most practical Drop point Hunter of 4-5/8" beautifull high-mirror polished ATS-34 hollow ground blade. 4-1/2" Hand contoured Premium Desert Ironwood handle with Solid Nickel silver Hilt and tubelar lanyard hole on end, Full tapered tang with two Nickel silver Loveless bolts, Comes with custom fitted Brown leather sheath

ATS-34 blade in 4.7mm thick, 117mm blade, 232mm overall, Weight 190g

JKD Special $700.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now

 
 Here are the some earlier works from Master Watanabe

TW-90 Loveless Shute Knife
4-3/4" ATS-34 High mirror polished Hollow ground sharp point blade with long false edge on back, 4-1/2" Hand contured Rare African Pink Ivory wood handle (hard and stable wood) with solid Nickel silver Hilt, Full tapered tang with Loveless bolt fasteners and Nickel silber tubelar lanyard hole, Comes with custom fitted Dark Brown leather sheath

ATS-34 blade in 5.0mm thick, 120mm blade, 234mm overall, Weight 180g

JKD Special $790.00  SOLD OUT

 
 

TW-30 Loveless Seimi-Skinner Loveless design Semi-Skinner model of 3" beautifull high-mirror polished ATS-34 hollow ground semi drop point blade . 4-1/4" Premium quality Sambar Stag Horn handle with solid Nickel Silver Hilt and tubler lanyard hole on end, Full tapered tang with 4 Nickel silver pns, Comes with custom fitted Brown leather sheath

ATS-34 blade in 4.3mm thick, 80mm blade, 185mm overall, Weight 100g

JKD Special $650.00  SOLD OUT

 

TW-40 Bill Moran Mountain Knife
This is a bit shorter blade replica of the Original Mountain knife designed by Bill Moran with Carbon steel blade. 7-1/4" Satin brushed SK-5 Carbon steel Hamaguri-ba Convex ground wide belly Skinning blade with false edge on back, 4-3/4" French Walnut handle with Brass hilt & pins and Pure Silver shield inlay for name engraving, Hidden tang, Comes with custom fitted Brown leather sheath

SK-5 Carbon blade in 4.9mm thick, 185mm blade, 307mm overall, Weight 260g

JKD Special $780.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now

 
 
TW-120 Loveless "Hide Out"
Another Double Edged Boot Knife called "Hide Out", 4-3/16" ATS-34 High mirror polished Hollow ground sharp point Double Edge blade (back side is not sharpened), 4-3/4" Hand rounded Rare Black Canvas Micarta handle with Nickel silver Loveless bolsts, Tapered full tang with Nickel silver tubelar lanyard hole, Comes with custom fitted Brown leather sheath

ATS-34 blade in 5.5mm thick, 107mm blade, 228mm overall, Weight 160g

JKD Special $850.00 
Only 1 pc. Available Now


 
   
 
TW-70 H.T.T.
This is a famous Remington Bullet Slip Joint 2-Bladed Trapper model. Beautifull high-mirror polished Swedish K-990 steel two blades of 4-1/8" clip type blade with long nail groove and false edge on back, and 4" trapper blade with long nail groove and false edge on back, 5-1/8" Amber Bone handle with Bullet inlay and Solid Nickel silver Bolsters and Liners, Both blades stop at 90 degree in both opening and closing, Comes with red leather pouch

K-990 blades in 2.5mm thick, 104mm blade, 130mm handle, Weight 170g

JKD Special $690.00  SOLD OUT

 

TW-90 Sowbelly Stockman
Master Watanabe won the Best Folder Award with this knife at the 28th JKG Knife Show in Tokyo, 2012. Large 3-bladed Stockman Sowbelly knife made of ATS-34 Satin brushed 3" Clip blade, 2-1/4" sheepfoot blade and 1-1/4" spey blade, 4" Genuine Stag horn handle with Nickel silver bolsters with stainless steel shield, Each blade stops at 90 degree and snap open and close smoothly. Comes with black leather pouch

ATS-34 blades in 2.7mm thick, 76mm clip blade, 102mm handle, Weight 100g

JKD Special $880.00  SOLD OUT


 
 Kei Goto 後藤 渓
Kei Goto is a long experienced knifemaker from Ohita, Kyushu. He makes modern knives based on Japanese tradition with new and exotic materials. His reputation and demands now are much more than he can make, so he is always busy with many baklogs. We have just recieved banch of his popular knives, after waiting over one year.
 
 

GH-100 Large Higonokami Folders
Slip joint friction folder with thumb opening lever of 3" multi-layered VG-10 and VG-1 Stainless Damascus steel Hamaburi-ba blade and 4" Exotic wood handle with Decorative Sakura flower 5 Brass pins & small stainless pin, and Black leather thong on end, Some have screw Brass pivot to adjust friction in opening and closing, Comes with Brown Leather pouch with Carabineer Belt hook. Very compact and lightweight to carry. Handy EDC folders!

Coreless VG-10 & VG-1 Damascus
blade in 2.3mm thick, 75m blade, 175mm overall, Weight 30g

GH-100S (Top) Snake wood handle JKD Special $230.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now


GH-100E (Bottom) African Ebonywood handle JKD Special $230.00  SOLD OUT
 
 

 GH-100K (Top) Kurogaki persimon wood handle JKD Special $230.00  SOLD OUT

GH-100L (Bottom) Lacewood handle JKD Special $230.00  Only 2 pcs. Available Now

 
   
GH-100H (Top) Hawaiian Koa wood handle JKD Special $230.00  SOLD OUT

 
 
GH-100D Two bladed version
Desert Ironwood handle JKD Special $290.00  Only 2 pcs. Available Now
 

 
 
 
 
 
GH-200 Small Higonokami Folders
Slip joint friction folder with thumb opening lever of 2-1/8" multi-layered VG-10 and VG-1 Stainless Damascus steel Hamaburi-ba blade and 3-1/4" Exotic wood handle with Decorative Sakura flower 5 Brass pins & small stainless pin, and Black leather thong on end, Some have screw Brass pivot to adjust friction in opening and closing, Comes with Brown Leather pouch with Carabineer Belt hook. Very compact and lightweight to carry. Handy EDC folders!

Coreless VG-10 & VG-1 Damascus
blade in 2.3mm thick, 55m blade, 135mm overall, Weight 30g

GH-200E (Top) African Ebonywood handle JKD Special $190.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now


GH-200Q (Bottom Quince Burl wood handle JKD Special $190.00  Only 3 pcs. Available Now

 

 GH-200K (Top) Kurokaki Persimon wood handle JKD Special $190.00  SOLD OUT


GH-200H (Bottom Hawaiian Koa wood handle JKD Special $190.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now

 
Size comparison of Small and Large Higonokami Folders 
 
 
 

GH-300 Small Drop point Hunter
Compact Size EDC Utility knife of 3" multi-layered VG-10 and VG-1 Stainless Damascus steel Hamaburi-ba Drop point blade and 3-1/2" Hand contoured Exotic wood handle with Solid Nickel silver Hilt and Black leather thong on end, Full tapered tang with Nickel silver rivets, Comes with Hand fitted Black Leather sheath.

Coreless VG-10 & VG-1 Damascus
blade in 2.6mm thick, 73m blade, 165mm overall, Weight 90g

GH-300Q (Top) Quince Burl wood handle JKD Special $390.00  Only 2 pcs. Available Now


GH-300D (Bottom) Premium Desert Ironwood handle JKD Special $390.00  Only 2 pcs. Available Now


GH-300K (Next photo) Kurogaki Persimon wood handle JKD Special $390.00  Only 2 pcs. Available Now

 
 
 
 
 Size comparison of Small and Large Drop point Hunters 
 
 
GH-400 Large Drop point Hunter
Practical All purpose knife of 5-1/4" multi-layered VG-10 and VG-1 Stainless Damascus steel Hamaburi-ba Drop point blade and 4-1/4" Hand contoured Exotic wood handle with Solid Nickel silver Hilt and Black leather thong on end, Full tapered tang with Nickel silver rivets, Comes with Hand fitted Brown Leather sheath.

Coreless VG-10 & VG-1 Damascus
blade in 3.0mm thick, 135mm blade, 240mm overall, Weight 130g

GH-400Q (Top) Quince Burl wood handle JKD Special $510.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now


GH-400D (Bottom) Premium Desert Ironwood handle JKD Special $510.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now
 Hiroshi Saito 斎藤 博
Hiroshi Saito is a knifemaker from Saitama. We are introducing his Chef knives at JCK with great reputation of his detailed fit&finish work. He is an avid fisherman and makes some outdoor use knives for his own use.
 
 
 

HS-100 Hiroshi Saito
"Aogami Super Hunter" 
5-3/4" Aogami Super (Blue super steel) San Mail Flat grind blade in bead blasted finish, 4-3/4" Hand contoured Red Sandalwood handle, tapped emboss finish with Solid Brass Hilt in tapped gold finish and Brown Leather thong on end, Comes with custom made Brown Leather sheath

Aogami Super San Mai blade in 3.8mm thick, 147mm blade, 266mm overall, Weight 160g

  JKD Special $570.00  SOLD OUT 

 
 
 
 
Hiroshi Saito #1
"Small Game Hunter" 
Lightweight and compact Utility and Skinner made of 3-1/4" Satin brushed ATS-34 upswept blade and 4" hand rounded Teakwood Burl handle with Satin brushed Nickel silver Hilt, Hidden tang with Brass tubelar Stainless pins and Leather thong on end, Comes with custom made Brown Leather sheath

ATS-34 blade in 3.1mm thick, 83mm blade, 190mm overall, Weight 80g

  JKD Special $290.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now 

Takeshi Saji 佐治 武士
Master Blacksmith in Takefu and his apprentices
 Takeshi Saji is a Master Blacksmith in Takefu, another knife district famous for Echizen Forged Knives,. He is 70 years old now, and is sparing more times to hand down his forging skills to young apprentices. Each year, he attends Seki Knife show with his apprentices. Here are some of the unique and one-of-a-kind knives from them. You can also see his regular knives at our SAJI page, and his Kitchen knives at JCK
 
 

TS-900 Saji Higonokami Folder
 
The fusion of old traditional Japanese Higonokami and modern technology! 2-3/4" R2 Powdered steel Damascus blade Liner-lock folder with thumb opening lever, 3-3/4" Black checkered G10 handle with stainless steel liners and G10 pocket clip, G10 spacer with lanyard hole on end, Very smooth action!

R2 Damascus blade in 2.8mm thick, 70mm blade, 160mm overall in open, Weight 90g

  JKD Special $290.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now 

 
 
 

TS-910 Saji Folding Camper  Japanese "Santoku" blade Folding Liner-lock knife for outdoor cooking! 5-1/4" R2 Powdered steel Damascus blade with thumb opening hole, 6-1/4" Black G10 handle in curved design to keep fingers away from hitting cutting board, Stainless steel liners with lanyard hole on end.

R2 Damascus blade in 2.9mm thick, 130mm blade, 290mm overall in open, Weight 210g

  JKD Special $275.00  Only 3 pcs. Available Now 

 Kazuo Nomura 野村 和生
Kazuo Nomura is now 51 years old and a first apprentice from young age. He married with Master Saji's daughter and will inherit 4th generation of Saji workshop.
 
 

KN-100 Kazuo Nomura "HAKU" 狛
 Rugged Semi-Drop point Hunter of 6" VG-10 forged layered stainless Damascus Hamaguri-ba blade with small false edge on back, 5-1/4" Hand contured Black Micarta handle with solid mirror polished Stainless steel hilt, Full tang with stainless steel rivets and Brass tubelar lanyard hole on end, Comes with Black Leather sheath.

VG-10 Damascus blade in 4.3mm thick, 150mm blade, 285mm overall, Weight 380g

  JKD Special $490.00  SOLD OUT

  
 
 
 
 
KN-200 Kazuo Nomura "KIBA" 牙
 Polished Stg Horn tip handle Utility knife of 4" Shirogami #2 (white steel) Damascus Hamaguri-ba blade, 5" polished Stag Horn handle with Brass hilt, Hiddenl tang with Nikel silver pin, Comes with Brown tubelar Leather sheath with Carabineer belt hook.

Shirogami #2 Damascus blade in 3.6mm thick, 100mm blade, 225mm overall, Weight 190g

  JKD Special $200.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now

 
 

KN-300  "Shirogami Damascas Camper"
 This is a versatile knife for outdoor Cooking and Camping! 6-1/4" Semi-drop point Hitachi Shirogami (white steel) Damascus Hamaguri-ba blade. 4-1/4" Hand contoured Stagbone Handle with polished Stainless steel Bolster, Full tang with Stainless steel rivets, Comes with Double stitched Brown Leather sheath

Shirogami Damascus blade in 4.4mm thick, 160mm blade , 270mm overall, Weight 250g

JKD Special $380.00 
Only 1 pc. Available Now  

 
 Yasuhiro Nakayama 中山 泰宏
Yasuhiro Nakayama is now 44 years old, and working long time at Saji workshop as an apprentice. He was approved by Master Saji to be an individual knifemaker. He makes his own unique Black forged knives.
 
 
 
 
 
YN-100 Black Forged Drop point Hunter
 Black forged Tough Drop point Hunter of 5-1/4" Shirogami #2 (White steel) forge layered Damascus V-grind blade with thumb notches on back, 5-1/4" Hand contoured Desert Ironwood handle, Full tang with Nickel silver rivets and tubelar lanyard hole on end, Comes with Brown tubelar Leather sheath

Shirogami #2 Damascus blade in 3.6mm thick, 135mm blade, 265mm overall, Weight 260g

  JKD Special $370.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now

 
 
 
 
YN-200 Black Forged Fighter
 Black forged Fighting knife of 6" Shirogami #2 (White steel) forge layered Damascus V-grind blade with thumb notches on back, 5" Hand contoured Black Micarta handle with Stainless and Fiber spacers, Full tang with Screw fasteners and holes, Comes with Brown tubelar Leather sheath

Shirogami #2 Damascus blade in 5.1mm thick, 150mm blade, 280mm overall, Weight 320g

  JKD Special $395.00  SOLD OUT

 Yuta Katayama 片山 雄太
Yuta Katayama is now 34 years old with over 15 years experience. He started making his own knives about 10 yeas ago, and he does a detailed work.
 
 
 
 
YK-100 KAWASEMI 川蝉
 Beautiful Slimline EDC Utility knife, ideal for Steak knife too! 3-1/8" Shirogami #2 (White steel) forge layered Damascus V-grind blade, 5" Hand contoured and rounded Desert Ironwood handle with Mirror polished Stainless steel bolster, Full tang with Nickel silver rivets and tubelar lanyard hole on end, Comes with Blue Leather sheath

Shirogami #2 Damascus blade in 2.2mm thick, 80mm blade, 205mm overall, Weight 100g

  YK-100A Caper blade, Premium Ironwood (Top) JKD Special $250.00  SOLD OUT


YK-100B Caper blade, Ironwood (Middle) JKD Special $230.00  SOLD OUT


YK-100C Utility blade, Ironwood (Bottom) JKD Special $230.00  SOLD OUT


 Naoya Kashihara 樫原 直也
Naoya Kashihara is a young apprentice of 22 years old. He is a grandson of Master Saji. He started to attend the Seki knife show three years ago with his own knives.
 
 
 
 

NK-100 Upswept Hunterr (Top)
 6" Polished VG-10 forge layered Stainless Damascus Hamaguri-ba blade, 5" Hand contoured Blackend Oakwood handle with Black Metal Hilt, Hidden tang, Comes with Stained Wooden sheath with Brown Leather belt loop

VG-10 Damascus blade in 5.5mm thick, 155mm blade, 285mm overall, Weight 240g

  JKD Special $270.00  SOLD OUT


NK-200 Upswept Hunterr (Bottom)  Same as above, but wider tang 

JKD Special $270.00
 
SOLD OUT

 
Nao Yamamoto 山本 直
Echizen Blacksmith
 
Nao Yamamoto is a young talented Echizen Blacksmith. After working long at Master Azai workshop, he inheritted Master Asai as he passed away,and opened his own workshop in 2013. He is also producing fine forged Chefs knives for us at JCK.
 
 
 
 
 

NY-100 One-piece Black Forged Utility Knife
 Unique Fish Bone shape solid One-piece Shirogami #2 (Whijte steel) Damascus Forged knife of 3-1/2" Damascus blade and 4-3/4" Skeleton handle with lanyard hole on end, Comes with Brown Leather sheath

Shirogami #2 Damascus blade in 2.5mm thick, 12mm handle thick, 90mm blade, 214mm overall, Weight 150g

  JKD Special $220.00  SOLD OUT
 
 
 
 

NY-200 One-piece Forged Tanto style Knife Another One-piece Forged knife of VG-10 San Mail! 4-1/2" V-grind blade with Kissaki tip and 4-5/4" Forged handle with lanyard hole on end. Comes with Brown Leather sheath. This is a work of art in Hot Forging!

VG-10 San Mai blade in 6.0mm thick, 16mm handle thick, 11mm blade, 236mm overall, Weight 310g

  JKD Special $320.00  SOLD OUT

Seiji Yanagida 柳田 星至
Custom Knifemaker in Seki 
 We have introduced his knives many times and quickly sold out for his unique and one-of-a-kind rare knife. Mr. Seiji Yanagida is working at Seki knife factory, and making his own custom knives at his spare times. He likes traveling country sides for fishing and camping, that will help create traditional style knives of old district of Japan.
New! Yanagida SY-170 Mini Magnum Hunter
Premium Desert Ironwood handle Mini Utility Skinner

SY-170 Mini Magnum Hunter
 Mini Utility Skinner of 2-7/8" Mirror polished D2 Hollow ground blade, 3-1/4" Beautiful Premium quality Desert Ironwood handle with Hand contoured finger grip, Full tapered tang with solid Nickel silver Hilt, two Nickel silver rivets and Tubelar Landyard holte on end,
Comes with Double stitched Brown custom made Leather sheath with belt loop

D2 blade in 4.5mm thick, 73mm blade, 155mm overall , Weight 80g

  JKD Special $270.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now  

New! Yanagida SY-180 Pro-Skinner
Walnut wood Handle

SY-180 Pro-Skinner
 5
" OU-31 mirror polished Hamaguri-ba Sikinner blade, 5" Hand contoured Walnut wood handle, Full tapered tang with solid Brass bolster and Nickel silver rivets with Brass tubular lanyard and Stag horn tip, Comes with Brown custom made Leather sheath with Leather lanyard & Stag horn tip

OU-31 blade in 3.8mm thick, 125mm blade, 250mm overall , Weight 160g

  JKD Special $395.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now 

New! Yanagida SY-190 All Purpose Hunter
Cowry-Y blade. Ideal for Bushcraft
 

SY-190 All Purpose Hunter
 4-3/8
" High Mirror polished Cowry-Y Powder steel Hamaguri-ba blade, All purpose Hunter for Skinning, Bushcraft etc, 4-3/4" Hand contoured Grey Canvas Micarta handle, Full tang with Nickel silver rivets and tubular lanyard, Comes with Brown custom made Leather sheath with belt loop

Cowry-Y blade in 4.0mm thick, 110mm blade, 235mm overall , Weight 190g

  JKD Special $410.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now 

 
New! Yanagida SY-200 "Makiri"
Traditional Ainu Knife in Hokkaido
 

SY-200 "Makiri"
 Traditional "Makiri" knife used by Ainu race for hunting in Hokkaido, Beautiful hand tapped decoration on the Japanese Koki wood handle and scabbard, Display stand for collection! 5-1/4
" High mirror polished D2 Hamaguri-ba Upswept blade, 4-3/4" Hand contoured and tapped Koki wood handle with polished Stag Hilt, Hiddenu tang with Leather thong on end, Matching Koki wood scabbard combined with dark brown embossed Leather with leather strap with Stag horn tip for belt hanging, Comes with Oakwood & Stag horn Stand,

D2 blade in 4.0mm thick, 130mm blade, 255mm overall , Weight 160g

  JKD Special $820.00  SOLD OUT  

Yanagida SY-100 Lap Knife
6-inch All purpose Utility knife ideal for Trout & Bird
 
 
 

SY-100 Lap Knife
 
Light weight All purpose Utility knife of 6" Blackened AUS-8 forge layered Stainless Damascus Hamaguri-ba blade, 5" Rare Koki wood handle tapped & sand blasted finish with Brass hilt and Leather lanyard & Stag horn tip on end, Hidden tang, Comes with Brown custom made Leather sheath with Leather lanyard & Stag horn tip.

AUS-8 Damascus blade in 3.4mm thick, 148mm blade, 273mm overall , Weight 120g

  JKD Special $395.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now

 
Yanagida SY-110 Utility Kogatana
4-1/4" Single edge blade with concaved back
 
 
 

SY-110 Utility Kogatana
 
4-1/4" Single edged Utility Kogatana in Black Oxidized D2, Nirror polished Concave grind back side, 4-1/2" Rare Koki wood handle tapped & sand blasted finish with Stag hilt and Leather lanyard on end, Hidden tang, Comes with Brown custom made Leather sheath with Leather lanyard & Koki wood.

D2 blade in 4.1mm thick, 106mm blade, 222mm overall , Weight 90g

  JKD Special $210.00  SOLD OUT 

Yanagida SY-120 Pro-Skinner
Desert Ironwood Handle
 
 
 
 
SY-120 Pro-Skinner
 5
" OU-31 mirror polished Hamaguri-ba Sikinner blade, 5" Hand contoured Desert Ironwood handle, full tang with Brass bolsters and Nickel silver rivets with Brass tubular lanyard and Stag horn tip, Comes with Brown custom made Leather sheath with Leather lanyard & Stag horn tip

OU-31 blade in 4.2mm thick, 125mm blade, 250mm overall , Weight 200g

  JKD Special $395.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now
 
  Yanagida SY-130 Pro-Skinner
Black Canvas Micarta Handle
 
 
 
 
SY-130 Pro-Skinner
 5
" OU-31 Oxidized Matt finish m Hamaguri-ba Sikinner blade, 5" Hand contoured Black Canvas Micarta Handle, full tang with Brass bolsters and Nickel silver rivets with Brass tubular lanyard and Stag horn tip, Comes with Brown custom made Leather sheath with Leather lanyard & Stag horn tip

OU-31 blade in 4.2mm thick, 125mm blade, 250mm overall , Weight 200g

  JKD Special $395.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now

Yanagida SY-140 Small Utility Knife
Stag handle Tiny EDC Utility knife
 
 

SY-140 Small Utility  This is a tiny and lighweight EDC Utility knife, 2-1/2" AUS-8 mirror polished Hollow ground blade, 3" Stag Horn handle, Full tang with Brass pins and Leather thong on end, Comes with Brown custom made Leather sheath with Carabineer belt hook

AUS-8 blade in 1.9mm thick, 65mm blade, 142mm overall , Weight 35g

  JKD Special $190.00  SOLD OUT 

Yanagida SY-150 Higonokami Folder
Traditional Slip-Joint Folder 肥後守
 
 
 

SY-150 Higonokami Folder
 This is a Japanese Traditional "Higonokami" style Slip Joint Folder with thumb opening lever. 2-5/8" VG-10 mirror polished Hollow ground blade, 3-3/4" Desert Ironwood handle with Nickel silver pibot pin and Nickel silver tubular lanyard hle on end,
Comes with Brown custom made Leather sheath with Carabineer belt hook

VG-10 blade in 2.3mm thick, 67mm blade, 164mm overall in open, Weight 35g

  JKD Special $120.00  Only 4 pcs. Available Now 

New! Yanagida SY-160 Knife & Fork Set
Stag handle Dessert Fork and Knife
 
 
 

SY-160 Knife & Fork Set  This is a rare Dessert Knife and Fork Set with Stag Horn handles. Comes with carrying Leather wrapping pouch for outdoor Camping use, 2" AUS-8 stainless steel knife and fork blades available in mirror polish or Black Oxidised finish, Twisted tang, 4" Stag horn handles, Comes with Leather wrapping pouch with leather thong

AUS-8 blade in 1.8mm thick, 45mm blade, 165mm overall , Weight 25g

  SY-160A Mirror Polish JKD Special $190.00  Only 1 set Available Now


SY-160B Black finish JKD Special $190.00  Only 1 set Available Now


  
Fumio Inagaki 稲垣 文雄
Full time Custom Knifemaker in Seki
 Mr. Fumio Inagaki is my long time friend since he was working for Master Seizo Imai 30 years ago. After opening his own workshop, he is aggressively attending many knife shows in Japan with his unique hand made knives from miniature knives to large Bowie type knives
New! Inagaki FI-140 Higonokami Folders
A Fusion of Japanese Traditional Higonokami & Western Folder

FI-140 Higonokami Folders
 
Japnase Traditional Higonokami style meets modern Western style Folder! 3-1/2" VG-10 forge layered stainless Damascus steel blade with Nickel silver thumb opening lever, Slip-joint, 4-1/4" Exiotic handle with solid Nickel silver Bolster and pins, Nickel silver liners and stainless steel spring bar on back, Available with 5 different handle materials for your choice

CG-10 Damascus blade in 2.7mm thick, 80mm blade, 185mm overall in open, Weight 140g

  FI-140A Premium Desert Ironwood JKD Special $195.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now


FI-140B Genuine Stag Handle JKD Special $195.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now


  

FI-140C Black Linen Micarta JKD Special $180.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now


FI-140D Japanese Maplewood JKD Special $180.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now


FI-140E Jigged Bone JKD Special $180.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now


 
 New! Inagaki Cowry-X Knives
3/14/19 Up!

FI-120 Cowry Hunter III  Mr. Fumio Inagaki just came up with three Cowry-X Utility Hunters with three different handle materials. 4 inch Cowry-X half mirror polished Hamaguri-ba Utility blade in Rockwell hardness HRC.65+, 4-3/4" Hand contured Exotic wood or Black Micarta handle, Full tang with Nickel silver rivets and Tubelar lanyard hole, Comes with Brown or Black custom made Leather sheath with soft wood liner.

Cowry-X blade in 3.0mm thick, 100mm blade, 215mm overall , Weight 115g

  FI-120A Black Persimmon wood JKD Special $490.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now
 

FI-120B Brown Woodgrain wood (name unkown) JKD Special $490.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now


FI-120C Black Embossed Micarta JKD Special $490.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now


FI-100 Cowry Hunter I
 
3-3/8 inch Cowry-X mirror polished Drop point Hamaguri-ba blade, 4-3/8" Black Canvas Micarta handle with solid Nickel silver hilt, Hidden tang with Nickel silver rivets and Tubelar lanyard hole with Para-cord, Comes with Black custom made Leather sheath with soft wood liner.

Cowry-X blade in 3.7mm thick, 85mm blade, 195mm overall , Weight 110g

  JKD Special $490.00  SOLD OUT

 
FI-110 Cowry Hunter II
 
3-3/4 inch Cowry-X mirror polished Hamaguri-ba Utility blade, 4-1/2" Black Canvas Micarta handle, Full tang with Nickel silver rivets and Tubelar lanyard hole with Para-cord, Comes with Black custom made Leather sheath with soft wood liner.

Cowry-X blade in 3.4mm thick, 95mm blade, 211mm overall , Weight 130g

  JKD Special $490.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now

Inagaki FI-130 Ken-Nata Hunter
11-1/2 inch Clip Point VG-10 Damascus Blades
 
 
 
 

FI-130 Ken-Nata Hunter
 
Large 11-1/2 inch Bowietype Bush/Machete knife made of VG-10 Damascus clip type blade with finger guard and long blood groove, and false edge on back, Hamagri Convex grind for ftrength and Hammered Nashiji finish on top flat area, 6" Hnad contured Black Canvas Micarta handle, Full tang with Nickel silver rivets and OD Paracord strap on end, Comes with Black custom made Leather sheath with soft wood liner.

VG-10 Damascus blade in 4.7mm thick, 290mm blade, 445mm overall , Weight 600g

  JKD Special $490.00  Only 1 pc. Available Now

 

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