About us

About 5 years ago, we began to realise that there were not any really good knife shops in central London. Knife shops, where the full range of brands such as Global, Kasumi and Tamahagane could be viewed and appreciated in person. A knife shop where you could actually handle and try out the knife before buying it, even to get advice from someone that genuinely knows and cares for the product.

However we know these days that most people prefer to buy online. So, the store functions as a kind of showroom for the site and we have made a point of using really good images, descriptions as well as excellent customer service and support to properly retail these fantastic products to everyone.

We established Knives From Japan as an independent business in 2016 to do all this, but we have been sourcing knives and cutlery for the last 75 years!

Our aim is to make available to the public and chefs the best kitchen knives available in the world, conveniently and at great prices.

Our store is located in central London, near Oxford street. Our store is a specialist knife shop and we aim to carry in stock a sample of every single item we sell on the site. So if you would like to try out any of the knives on the site please pop into our store, where our knowledgeable staff can help and advise you. We also offer knife sharpening in store as well as sales of ex samples and special one off knives not for sale online.

Thank you!

Ben Grunwerg - Director