Seki city has always been the most famous sword-making center in Japan. For more than 800 years technologies of steel forging and blade making has been passed down generations. Seto Cutlery was found in 1908 by Mr. Seto Jishiro. It was the first company producing Western-style cutlery in Japan. The founder’s passion for making perfectly sharp and durable knifes was supported by his family, each next grand master of Seto Cutlery is descendent of Mr. Seto.
Seto Cutlery is a member of Knife Makers Guild since 1999. Knife Makers Guild’s goals are to promote the art of custom knives for all over the world, there are more than 300 Guild members worldwide, each of them is a famous and reliable maker with a spotless reputation. Guild’s Knife Show becomes an annual exhibition of the best world knives for collectors and professional chefs. Seto Knives is now loved by the chefs from different countries for their durability and superior edge retention.
Iseya Knives are one of Seto Cutlery’s beloved children. Iseya brand concentrates on the most complicated traditional techniques of making knives. All Iseya Knives are hand-made and have an excellent finish specially polished by the grand master. Only the best sorts of the steel produced in Japan are used. In our Hocho Knife store we’re happy to offer Iseya Knives directly from Japan at best price, free worldwide delivery available for bulk orders.