Takayuki Knives are located in Sakai city, located in Osaka prefecture, most famous 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. In 1982, the knives were designated traditional arts and crafts. While the number of craftsmen with excellent skills decreases each year, the superb workmanship and technology that create the knives maintain an excellent reputation.Well known throughout the nation, Takayuki knives are created by the assured skills of craftsmen and boast top-class, clean cutting. Inheriting the long-established technologies of Takayuki knives, Aoki Hamono Seisakusho Co., Ltd., started its business with the enthusiastic intent of manufacturing exceptional knives by adding more advanced technologies. Ever since their founding, they have achieved many unique technical developments and, through trial and error, continued to develop new products. They will spare no effort in creating knives that are beloved by people and are proud of the long-established tradition of Takayuki knives.