Handforged Japanese Chef Knives

Salter Fine Cutlery specializes in hand-forged custom Japanese chef knives ideal for home culinary enthusiasts and professional chefs. From a single knife to a complete set, each custom chef knife we make is a handcrafted precision culinary tool with the refinement of fine, functional art.

Our collection of Japanese chef knives features blades that have been individually hand-forged by master bladesmiths in Japan, paired beautifully with our signature handcrafted Hawaiian koa handles and your choice of decorative finishing accents and bolster materials.

Handforged Japanese chef knives created by and exclusively for Salter Fine Cutlery

Custom handcrafted Japanese chef knives can be made-to-order with your preference of hand-forged blades and finishes:

  • Stainless steel with a traditional western style full-tang handles
  • Stainless steel with traditional Japanese handles or highly decorative handles
  • Traditional style non-stainless carbon steel
  • Damascus, hammer-marks, 'VillageForge' series, satin clad, or mirror polish finishes
  • Sizes ranging from 85mm to 270mm blade lengths

Custom handle sizes for large or small hands available.

Ask about our design exclusives  . . .  these Japanese blades have been designed by and are hand-forged exclusively for Salter Fine Cutlery!

All of our Japanese chef knives can be ordered with any of our optional handcrafted koa storage solutions--sayas, stands, drawer racks, magnetic racks, and presentation or keepsake boxes--each meticulously handcrafted with gorgeous Hawaiian koa to perfectly complement our handcrafted chef knife handles.

Our custom chef knives make a gorgeous addition to any kitchen while providing the optimal culinary experience for any master chef or home cook.

Use the form below to request your complimentary design consultation today! Or call us at 808-883-0128.

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If requesting a quote, please be as specific as possible because prices differ widely depending upon bladesmith, finish, steel, blade size, and handle choice. Please specify the blade you like or size knife and any other information that you can offer in your request for quicker and more efficient reponses. 

If you would like a recommendation for a gift, please tell us if the gift is going to a professional chef or home cook, when the gift is needed, and the budget range for your gift so we don't quote you prices for a $2000 knife when you are thinking about a $200 knife.