Carving knife, chisel set for woodblock/woodcut printing, mokuhanga, eraser stamp, seal engraving, noh-mask and buddha sculpture

Carving knife, chisel set for woodblock/woodcut printing, mokuhanga, eraser stamp, seal engraving, noh-mask and buddha sculpture
Unique carving knives that feel more familiar the more you use them. Exceptional sharpness that will please even the most seasoned craftsman. Authentic carving knives created painstakingly one by one with the utmost skill.

Michihamono is a carving-knife manufacturer with a long history, located in Miki City, Hyogo Prefecture, known as the home of blade-making in Japan.
Originally a subcontracted manufacturer of sickles used for rice harvesting and weeding, we transformed ourselves into a maker of carving knives to keep up with the times.

We offer a wide range of carving knives for everything from professional use to those appropriate for schoolchildren. We make carving knives and other hand tools for a wide variety of tasks, from the carving of Buddhist statues and masks used in Noh drama to Kamakura lacquerware, woodblock printing, seal-engraving, and eraser-stamps.

What makes us special?

01

Good blades start with good steel

We take pains to forge the perfect steel for carving knives.
We select the highest quality steel from among high-speed and cutlery steels.

02

Blade quality depends on tensile strength and hardness

To make sure we use the hardest and toughest steel that will not break or bend, we source our high-speed steel from a manufacturer that specializes in heat-treating steels with furnaces.
We also rationalize the production process as much as possible to achieve a consistent level of quality.

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Trusted craftsmanship

We develop new products based on the needs of our customers.
We also aim to maintain our fully-stocked inventory so that we can provide any of our products at any moment.