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Reviews and articles >> Hand made Japanese kitchen knives by Shiro Kamo

Now at our store you can buy japanese kitchen knives made by Mr. Shiro Kamo. The smith Shiro Kamo crafts his blades in the Takefu Knife Village. This is a smithy cooperative that has upheld the tradition of sophisticated metalworking for almost 700 years. The individual Japanese kitchen knives are crafted by hand, using only the best materials. Shiro Kamo was born in 1958. In recognition of his outstanding work, the smith was awarded the title of »Master of the Traditional Craft« at the age of 45. A second generation blacksmith, Shiro Kamo has a deep passion for his craft and has a wide interest in history and teaches Japanese forging in Europe. Currently, Shiro Kamo is President of the Takefu Knife Village Association.
In our store you can by three models of Shiro Kamo knives: santoku, chef’s knife with 21 cm blade and chef’s knife with 18 cm blade. These japanese kitchen knives are made of Aogami II steel (Blue paper steel). Aogami II is one of the greatest Japanese Carbon Steels. In addition to containing more Carbon, Chromium and Tungsten than Blue Steel No.1, it also includes Molybdenum. Traditional octagon handles of Shiro Kamo kitchen knives are made of rosewood. Knives are in individual boxes.