Banshu Hamono

Finest bladewear

The infamous craft industry in Japan's Banshu region is said to have all began over 250 years ago at a factory specialising solely in Katana swords.

Their craftsmen even still accept requests to sharpen blades that are centuries old.

They became the most respected craftsmen for all kind of scissors (sewing, tailoring, cooking, …), pocket-knives and kitchen-knives

This has now gone onto become the home of Banshu Hamono – a collective of expert craftsmen specializing in the finest blades.