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Our Story

Seisuke Knife's mission is to introduce Japanese culture and traditional craftsmanship to customers by selling high quality Japanese knives. To us, a kitchen knife is more than just a simple tool to cut food, but an art piece that a craftsman puts their heart & soul into.

Our store opened in 2016 in the Alberta Arts District in the heart of NE Portland, OR. We display a variety of knives from some of the most revered knife craftsmen in the Japanese knife industry. Knives from Yu Kurosaki, Yoshimi Kato, & Nao Yamamoto just to name a few. Stop by the store for a chance experience the lightweight feel & silky sharpness.

Large Selection

We boast a robust selection of high quality knives imported from Japan. From inexpensive everyday cutlery to beautifully hand-forged knives, we're sure to have the perfect knife for you! 

Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff

Stop by our shop in Portland, Oregon and let a member of our staff help you find the perfect knife for you. With years of experience working with knives, they know the practical differences between the knives and will help you narrow down our vast selection. 

Sharpening Services

Our sharpeners have years of experience and can give you the best edge on your knife. We offer a variety of repair services to skillfully restore your knife to its former glory. 

Our Portland Team

Since 2016, the team has been sharing their love and knowledge of Japanese kitchen knives to Portland, Oregon. 

Will West

Store Manager / Sharpener

Jun Del Rio

Sales / Customer Support

Alex Balestra

Marketing / Sales 

Alexander Canfield

Sharpener / Sales 

Mitsu Kukino

Knife Sharpener

Our Japan Team

Japanny is our parent company and was founded in 2014 with the intention of promoting traditional Japanese crafts by working closely with the craftsmen. 

Atsuhiro Nakamura

Owner

Aki Kato

Marketing Manager

Rei Lai

Marketing

Ryosuke

Product Manager

Our Kappabashi, Tokyo Team

Our second storefront is located in Kappabashi, Tokyo. This bustling district is home to the restauant suppliers of Tokyo. From frying pans to cooking chopsticks to kitchen knives, Kappabachi has it. 

In March 2022, we opened our third location in Asakusa, Tokyo near the famous Nakamise Street and Sensouji Temple.

If you have the chance to visit Japan be sure to stop by and say hi!

Kimi Kusanagi

Store Manager

Tom Onishi

Technical Support 

Tadashi Suzuki

Sales

Edo

Sales & Technical Support

Uttshi

Sales & Sharpening

Ochiyo

Sales 

Events

Every year we celebrate the anniversary of our opening by inviting some of the craftsmen we work with to Portland. Meet the makers behind the knives, and give them a chance to get some feedback on their work.

Plan on stopping by during our next anniversary, to chat, get an extra discount, and maybe even catch a knife forging demonstration.