The Truth About “Yoshihiro” Knives Which Are Not Widely Known in Japan

Yoshihiro Cutlery is a popular retailer of Japanese kitchen knives located in Beverly Hills, California.

However, Yoshihiro’s knives are not very well known in Japan.

“, one of the brands sold at Yoshihiro Cutlery is a kitchen knife brand that is known by professional chefs in Japan. Some of the knives of this brand are certified as Sakai Uchihamono (堺打刃物, in Japanese), a traditional Japanese craft.

However, ““, the original brand of Yoshihiro Cutlery, is not well known in Japan at all.

I only became aware of “” when I found out that they were popular in North America. I could not even confirm where in Japan they are made.

Some YouTube videos confuse these two brands. Please be careful not to confuse them as they are completely different.

Also, when I look at the search results for "Japanese knife" on, a large percentage of the results are fake brand products.

The following article introduce you to some of the most famous knife brands in Japan:

Japanese Knives: TOP Brands and Famous Production Areas.