Seki Kanetsune is a relatively young brand compared to some other traditional Japanese knife manufacturers. Established in 1948 in Seki City (関市), over the past seven decades they have gained immense recognition for their commitment to craftsmanship, style and functionality for the end-user. The brand's name pays homage to Kanetsune, a famous swordsmith who lived during the Muromachi period (1336-1573). Kanetsune was known for his exceptional skill in forging swords and Seki Kanetsune honours his legacy by their consistant delivery of outstanding quality. The knives produced by Seki Kanetsune are crafted by skilled artisans who have inherited traditional techniques of swordsmithing passed down through generations. These artisans apply their expertise to create kitchen knives of exceptional quality and performance. Since its founding, Seki Kanetsune has focused on creating knives that reflect the rich tradition of Japanese cutlery. The brand has dedicated itself to upholding the high standards of quality and performance associated with Seki City. With their skilled artisans and passion for their craft, Seki Kanetsune has established itself as a respected name in the knife making industry.