Masamoto Sohonten, the undisputed king of Japanese kitchen knives, has arrived at Knives and Stones. Started by Minosuke Matsuzawa in 1872, succeed by Kichizo Hirano in 1891, Masamoto Sohonten is now under the management of the 6th generation Masamoto: Masahiro Hirano. With almost 150 years of history, Masamoto Sohonten is recognized by almost every Japanese chef as the best kitchen knife brand in Japan.
Two years ago, when I started K&S, I never thought one day K&S will be strong enough to carry multiple major knife brands. I just keep doing what I love to do: doing something that is different to others; releasing products that I personally would like to use and own. After two years of hard work, with the attitude of “dare to be different”. Knives and Stones is finally being recognized by the leading manufacturers, trusting me of carrying knives and servicing their users. The addition of Masamoto Sohonten is just another affirmation of such attitude.