Mr Sharp is honoured to have partnered with Japan's leading knife craftsmen Kikuichi as the exclusive Australian distributor.
Based in Nara, Japan, Kikuichi has a history dating back to 13th Century Samurai. The legacy began with Shiro Kanenaga, a master swordsmith whose skill was so great that Japan's 82nd emperor, Go-toba, granted him the right to use the royal symbol of the Chrysanthemum flower or Kiku-no-mon on his blades as a mark of their excellence. Kanenaga's hand-forged swords are now considered national treasures in Japan and are on display at Seikado Bunko Art Museum in Tokyo.
Continuing the tradition of their ancestors, Kikuichi's blades are hand-forged, hand-sharpened, assembled and finished by expert craftsmen.