Yoshihiro Cutlery is a company specializing in handcrafted premium Japanese kitchen knives. With a history of over 100 years, the Yoshihiro knife brand has been a leading provider of premium kitchen cutlery in Japan. In 2008 we began offering our knives worldwide. Our base of operations is in Beverly Hills, California, where we currently offer over 600 selections of premium Japanese knives to the residents of the greater Los Angeles area and internationally through our online store.
Yoshihiro knives are handcrafted by Artisans with a lineage spanning centuries. The origins of the techniques used to create Yoshihiro knives dates back to the 14th century medieval Japanese sword smiths who perfected the technique of handling fire, iron, and water. In the course of 700 years these sword smiths gradually transitioned to knife smiths, and the ethos of crafting the Japanese sword flowed into the crafting of Japanese kitchen knives. Since then, Japanese knives has gained an ever increasing accolades from professional and novice chefs worldwide from a wide variety of styles and backgrounds for its excellence in performance and aesthetic beauty.
The Japanese culture is an exquisite blend of tradition and innovation and the same holds true for the Yoshihiro Brand. Our selections are far and wide from our Honyaki Knife Series, the purest reflection of the traditional art of Japanese sword making, to the ZDP-189 Chefs Knife Series, a vanguard of modern Japanese cutlery synthesizing cutting edge metallurgy with age old traditional techniques. The Yoshihiro Brand is a culmination of seven centuries of tradition intertwining with modern innovation inspired from Japanese ingenuity.
Our 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. We sincerely hope that your one great knife will be a Yoshihiro knife. The performance is trusted and used by countless professional chefs worldwide. Our 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.