Yoshihiro Knives have only been available to customers outside Japan for the past six years. This is probably one of the most traditional companies making (in our opinion) some of the best Japanese knives. The lineage of the techniques used to create Yoshihiro knives can be traced back to the Japanese sword smiths who perfected the technique of handling fire, iron and water. Their knives are a fruition of 600 years of traditional skills melding with modern technology. The Japanese culture is an exquisite blend of tradition and innovation and the same holds true for the Yoshihiro Brand. Their business philosophy is: “Ichigo Ichie (一期一会),” meaning that every moment is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. One great knife can be cherished for a lifetime. They sincerely hope that your one great knife will be a Yoshihiro knife. The performance is trusted and used by countless professional chefs worldwide. The company has inherited the Japanese tradition of beauty and excellence. While knife making is one of the most difficult skills to perfect, it is where Yoshihiro excels.