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Sakai, located in Osaka prefecture, is the most famous city in Japan for the highest quality cutlery and has a 600 year history of producing Samurai swords then eventually kitchen knives. Today, more than 90% of Japanese-style knives are from Sakai. Although Aoki Hamono may not have the longest history within Sakai, they are highly trusted by Chefs for their consistency in quality.
Kaneshige has been producing high quality knives since 1969 and their craftsmanship represents the reputation of Sakai as one of the top cutlery producers in the world. They place an emphasis not only the sharpness of their knives but design and appearance as well.
Kyocera Corporation, the headquarters and parent company of the global Kyocera group, was founded in 1959 in Kyoto, Japan as a start-up venture by Dr. Kazuo Inamori and seven colleagues. Kyocera's founders shared a vision of creating a company dedicated to the successful manufacture and sale of innovative, high-quality products based on advanced materials and components. Over the past four decades, this vision has resulted in a highly successful and widely diversified global enterprise.