A Tradition of Japanese Mastery

Metalworking has been an integral craft within Japan since the 13th century. The nation has a rich history of metal casting, swordsmithing, and more recently, steelworking involving the crafting of some of the finest instruments and blades.

Through the passing on of techniques from generation to generation, a legacy of mastery in knifemaking has been kept alive to the present day. Japanese knives are considered to be some of the world's finest and most sought out after.

Japanese Knifemaking

Japanese VG10 Steel and 67-Layer Damascus

Our Damascus Knife Sets are forged from the highest quality Japanese VG10 steel, a premium steel which was traditionally only used for the creation of knives for Japanese chefs. VG10 steel is the premier choice of material for knife blades due to its high concentration of carbon, and it offers exclusive quality and durability. 

The VG10 core is protected on each side by 33-layers of folded Damascus, resulting in an extremely robust 67-layer blade that is adorned with a beautiful Damascus pattern.

In addition to 67-Layer Damascus, Senken Knives offers a wonderful array of High Carbon Stainless Steel Knife Sets whose blades are permanently engraved with beautiful designs and patterns.

Tsunami Damascus Cleaver

The Origin of Senken Knives

Senken Knives was founded by two Americans who met while living in Tokyo, Japan, with one single goal in mind: to provide Western chefs, knife-enthusiasts, and home cooks with some of the world's finest and most stylish knives at affordable prices.

All of our knife collections are the result of ancient knife-making techniques dating back centuries by masters of the craft. We are meticulous about our products and pride ourselves in providing our customers with only the highest quality possible.

Today, Senken Knives is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, USA, and continues to design unique kitchen knife sets for the modern world, while still adhering to tradition and keeping the ancient Japanese legacy alive. We can't wait to bring our chef knives into your kitchen and have you be a part of the Senken family.Raikiri Lightning Blade Japanese Kiritsuke Knife Specs 480x480


The Senken Quality & Price Difference

At Senken Knives, our goal is simple: to create the finest, most stylish kitchen knives at affordable prices. Our team works to meticulously to design each product to ensure perfection once they enter production.

All of our products are sold direct-to-consumer, which means our customers receive significant cost savings versus the traditional Retail model. Our customers receive the same incredible products but without all of the added markup and costs. Senken Knives Direct to ConsumerWe know you'll love your Senken Knives for years to come - making a difference in the quality of lives of our customers is what makes us do what we do!

Thoughtfully Yours,
The Senken Knives Team 

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