“Knife has its time” which means forging and annealing knife is very sensitive work, especially dealing with the temperature is critical. The environment is the huge part of making a good knife, especially weather.
Owner of HITACHIYA USA, Masazumi Hitota had been admired to make HITACHIYA Original brand Knives. He traveled all over Japan to look for his desired knives and he finally met his knives. As a Professional, he tries best to select knives, look for knives which are made at best environment. This is the HITACHIYA BRAND “GOKADEN”
HITACHIYA USA original series
Upgraded sharpness, durability and rust resistance. These knives were created with the painstaking efforts of the top blacksmith craftsmen in Japan. The blade is made of molybdenum vanadium steel which improves abrasion resistance and rust resistance. This means stay sharp longer!
BLUE STEEL SERIES
Master Craftmanship - It is produced one at a time manually by highly skilled master artisans. The unparalleled performances make you feel professional. The durability is excellent because it made of blue steel/super blue steel. The sharpness is amazing because it's hammered when it's forged.
HITACHIYA USA WILL MEET YOUR REQUEST TO MAKE RAZOR SHARP BLADE Initial sharpening service.History of Gokaden
Japanese swords were researched after every battle and were renovated to improve its effects. Furthermore, many talented blacksmiths started emerging during the late Heian to the Kamakura period and five producing districts-Yamato, Bizen, Yamashiro, Soushu, Mino-were established, each with their own style and technique in forging Japanese swords. In the Katana industry, these five areas became generically known as the “Gokaden” during the Meiji period(1868-1911)