YEBISU YAIBA Knives
Where are YEBISU YAIBA knives made?
YEBISU YAIBA knives are made by masters’ hands in Sakai city, Japan, known for the iron forging since the 5th century. But this region’s golden age started in the 12th century, when making Samurai swords gained its popularity. For the next 600 years forging workshops in Sakai remained one of the main centers for producing Japanese best quality blades. Tokugawa shogunate engraved knives made in Sakai as "Sakai-Kiwami"(Kiwami means extreme) and sold it as a monopoly. And currently Sakai blade making techniques are designated by the Minister of International Trade and Industry as culturally important traditional crafts.
What does “YEBISU YAIBA” mean?
The word “yaiba” means “blade” in Japanese language. And Yebisu is a name of one of “Seven Gods of Good Fortune". For centuries Japanese people have been praying to Yebisu god for the prosperity in business and safety for the family. Every year the masters of YEBISU YAIBA go to Yebisu Shrine, asking for the safety and prosperity of people using YEBISU YAIBA knives.
Three reasons to choose YEBISU YAIBA knives
- Currently, YEBISU YAIBA Knives are popular not only amongst Japanese chefs. These durable and sharp knives are sold in over 30 countries through the world.
- All the cutlery is handmade by the professionals carefully passing Sakai blade making traditions for generations.
- All YEBISU YAIBA knives come in a box made of paulownia wood, custom made in Yamaguchi prefecture. The beautiful design of package will make YEBISU YAIBA knives the perfect present for professionals and amateurs.