The finest paper knife finished by a traditional craftsman in the same manufacturing process as a Japanese kitchen knife.
The blade is made of tin, which has a unique white luster and has the power of purification, and the handle is made of rosewood, which is the finest wood.
The knives made by smithing iron are said to "clean up the evil and cut the tip", and are ideal as a lucky charm for a career celebration or a gift for a new start.
You can also cut the name (name), so please request it.
|Manufacturer||Morimoto Knife Manufacturers|
|Country of origin||Osaka, Japan|
|Technique||Sakai Forged Blades|
|Material||Blade: carbon steel, handle: tin, rosewood|
|Size||6.88" * 0.47" * 0.47"（Blade Length: 1.95", Handle Length;3.93"）(17.5*1.2*1.2（刃渡り:7.5, 柄;10.0）cm)|
|Electronic Equipment||Microwave oven : X Dishwashing machine : X Direct fire : X IH : X Oven : X,|
|Note||With acrylic block on the pedestal (20.0 * 2.9 * 2.5)|
|Delivery Time||1-2 weeks (if out of stock + 2-3 weeks)|
Sharpening knives & Polishing your mind
Morimoto Knife Manufacturers
- Sakai Forged Blades
- Koichi Morimoto
Crafsmens' full devotion to knife manufacture
Ever since the Edo period our country's knife production has been wide spreaded to across wide areas.
As one of the best production areas, Sakai city in Osaka has a unique characteristic in its knife production process.
We completely divide our works with each craftsman dedicated to each step.
We were launched 60 years ago by Uichiro Morimoto, the second generation also received the prize by the government, and we have always strived for a professional career and devoted ourselves completely to knife production.
Our products are made by heartful craftsmen, one by one.
The ultimate traditional crafs in Osaka
In the hope of people enjoying the quality of Japanese traditional knives on a daily basis, we created our paper knives, using the same traditional manufacturing methods.
Each part of our knives are manufactured by different craftsmen in Osaka: The handles of Osaka tinware and woodworking joints and the blades of traditional Sakai Knives.
Tin Wares are known to have cleansing ability therefore used for many ritual goods, and that particular wood is the most luxurious material and even used for traditional Buddhist altars.
The blades are made with carbon steel so that the entire knife turns out to be very sharp. Our knives are "soft" yet sharp.
We cut away bad lucks, and bring good ones to you
From ancient times, swords and knives are famous for their usages by gods, and often worshipped by people who visited the shrines.
The knives made by the traditional craftsmen, with their full devotion, are known to be able to cut away the bad lucks, and bring good ones to us.
Therefore, our products are best suited for celebrating occasions, bringing luck to those who you love.
How Japanese Products Can Be Such High Quality
The Reason Japan Can Produce So Many High-Quality Products
To put it simply, it’s because they found a way to produce exceptional products with high efficiency, resulting in surprisingly low prices.
The Japanese Drive for Perfection
The Japanese always seek perfection in both the production process and the products themselves.
As such, the Japanese production process aims to eliminate waste and inefficiencies while guaranteeing quality by having craftspeople inspect their own products and constantly strive to make improvements.
Ingenuity Stemming from the Spirit of “Omotenashi” and “Kikubari”
The Japanese excel at creating and improving things because of their devotion to the ideas of hospitality and attentiveness, known as “omotenashi” and “kikubari” respectively. These ideas push them to uncover, predict, and fulfill their customers’ every need.
This earnestness, as well as how they spare no effort when it comes to offering their customers the very best, is reflected in the products Japan produces.
Trustworthy Suppliers That Deliver On All Fronts
One product is often the result of various organizations joining forces and combining their skills and capabilities.
Japanese suppliers are known for their dedication to delivering high-quality materials, parts, and products on schedule, and it’s thanks to their efforts that Japan can produce such high-quality goods.
The Japanese Are the World’s Most Discerning and Demanding Customers
Many Japanese people have traveled and experienced shopping around the world. This has given them a much more discerning eye for judging the quality of products.
The standards of Japanese people are very high. They are finely tuned not just to the quality, safety, design, and novelty of products, but also to their visual appearance such as their packaging and wrapping.
Made-in-Japan products keep improving in quality in order to meet the rigorous standards of their domestic clientele.
Japan Is Home to Many Long-Established Companies
According to an international survey, Japan has the highest number of companies that have been established over a century ago. In fact, the grand total of 33,076 of such Japanese companies accounts for 41.3% of the total worldwide number of 80,066. The US takes second place with 19,497 companies (24.4%) and Sweden comes in third with 13,997 (17.5%).
Japan also has the highest number of companies that are more than two centuries old, being home to 1,340 such companies, which account for 65.0% of the global total of 2,051. The US takes second place with 239 companies (11.6%), Germany comes in third with 201 (9.8%), and the UK places fourth with 83 (4.0%).
So, Japan is able to produce so many high-quality goods because it’s home to the highest number of long-established companies that have been passing down their knowledge and technical prowess through the generations.
*Source: Based on data from Teikoku Databank and Bureau Van Dijk’s orbis (as of October 2019).
What Makes Traditional Japanese Crafts High Quality
Traditional crafts are the amalgamation of Japanese culture.
“Traditional crafts” is the general term used for crafts that are produced using processes and techniques that have been passed down through generations. In Japan, this includes textiles, dyed goods, ceramics, lacquerware, woodwork, washi Japanese paper, dolls, items for Buddhist rituals, and other goods that enrich our everyday lives.
Traditional crafts are associated with the concept of “the beauty of use”, which refers to products and skills that become easier to use and approach perfection the longer they come into contact with people.
Currently, it is believed that there are approximately 1,300 different types of traditional crafts in Japan.
Among these, 236 crafts have been officially designated as “traditional Japanese crafts” by the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (as of January 2021).
The main criteria for being recognized as a traditional Japanese craft:
Key Parts of the Production Process Must Be Done by Hand
Traditional Japanese crafts do not have to be entirely handmade, but the underlying process that brings out the product’s unique and distinctive characteristics, such as their quality, form, and design, must be handcrafted.
This guarantees that every traditional Japanese craft is, at its core, a product of human hands, meaning that its size and shape have been designed with human comfort in mind. It also makes the crafts much safer.
The Skills and Techniques Used to Make It Must Be Passed Down for Over 100 Years
The Japanese believe that a technique or a skill can only be considered reliable and complete after it’s been refined through trial and error and constant improvements by numerous craftspeople over a period of at least 100 years.
Skills are closely related to the capability of each craftsperson and precision, and they are something that an individual can refine. Techniques, on the other hand, are associated with the historical accumulation of knowledge, including everything from the selection of raw materials to the production process.
All this said, modern craftspeople don’t just mimic the techniques of the past. Rather, they’re continuously coming up with improvements and developing new ways of doing things without fundamentally changing what makes traditional Japanese crafts unique.
The Skills and Techniques Used to Make It Must Be Passed Down for Over 100 Years
As we can see, the secret to the high quality of made-in-Japan products is the drive of Japanese people for perfection, the adherence to their unique philosophy of hospitality, and their discerning eye that can’t be matched.
Traditional Japanese crafts are one level above normal made-in-Japan products, as they must also meet rigorous criteria such as being handcrafted or made using skills and techniques that have been passed down for at least a century.
Thanks to all of the above, Japanese products have become famous for their high quality all over the world.