Collection: Yamawaki Hamono

Yamawaki Hamono (山脇刃物) , located in Sakai City, Osaka, has been manufacturing and selling high-end professional knives for the main purpose of professionals since its establishment in 1927. Their main brands, named after Gou Umanosuke Yoshihiro, a swordsmith from the Kamakura period, has gained worldwide attention.

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About Yamawaki Hamono

What is Yamawaki Hamono?

Yamawaki Cutlery is a wholesaler. However, they are not just a company that wholesales and sells products, but a manufacturing wholesaler that coordinates everything from product planning to ordering and distribution with craftsmen.

The manufacturing process of Sakai Uchihamono is composed of craftsmen who specialize in each task. The blacksmiths forge the blades, the sharpeners sharpen them, and finally the wholesalers attach the handles.


Yamawaki Hamono was one of the first companies to establish an in-house sharpening department. By performing sharpening at their own factory, they manufacture knives with a sharpness and quality that cannot be found elsewhere.

You can see their knife sharpening technicques at 刃付け屋 youtube channel produced by employees.

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Yamawaki Hamono Official Instagram

YouTube (@hatsukeya)

Yamawaki Hamono Official Website

"If you can do it with a machine, do it." Yamawaki Hamono, Forbes Article