12.02.2016 - 16.02.2016 — Hall: 3.0 Stand: B 36
TOSA cutlery has over 500 years of history as a traditional industry originated from SAMURAI sword making. Representative products are kitchen knives and various cutting tools used at forestry, agricultural & horticultural field. The products are forged & properly heat-treated by skillful craftsman and their quality has been verified by professional users at work. For its reputation, "TOSA Cutlery" was approved as a official local brand by the Japanese patent office in 2007.
Hokiyama Cutlery was founded in 1919 and is located in the center of TOSA province, Shikoku Island, Japan. Based on traditional knife-making techniques, we've developed and improved our core technology "Roll-Forging" and accumulated various processing know-hows since 70's. In the middle of 80's, a revolutionary breakthrough in ceramic technology presented Hokiyama with the opportunity to begin manufacturing ceramic blade knives. Now the ceramic knife market grows worldwide. In the late 90's, we succeeded to create original multi-layered Damascus steel plate by the combination of mechanical rolling method & traditional hand forging. The original Damask material sheet and application Damask knives had been exhibited at the Koln Messe Germany in 2001. In that time, we have worked relentlessly to optimize sharpening, robot grinding and keep on challenging new materials for blade & grip.
With over 9 decades of history, we are proud to present the series of "Made in Japan" products including the latest "SAKON RYUGA" powder steel knives and brand new innovative kitchen knives called "SAKON+" for next milestone.
1919 T. HOKIYAMA ＆ Co. founded by the first President Tokie Hokiyama as a wholesaler of Cutlery.
1941 Re-named as HOKIYAMA MFG. started Production of kitchen knives and agricultural sickles.
1957 Re-organized to an incorporated company as HOKIYAMA CUTLERY CO.,LTD. Started production of cutter blades for agricultural machine. 1974 Started Japanese traditional Sashimi knife export to USA market.
1975 Developed Core technology "Roll Forging" for knife making and designed original rolling machines.
1980-85 Exported the kitchen knife production plant and transferred the techniques to Taiwan & Korea.
1986 Started production of Ceramic kitchen knife by the technical tie-up with Kyocera.
1987 Exported the Chinese kitchen knife production plant to Guangzhou in P.R.China.
1990 Developed Automatic kitchen knife grinding system by industrial robot.
1991 Started joint-venture Project in Wuhu Economy and Technology Developing Zone, P.R. China.
1994 The secondary factory WUGAO CUTLERY(Wuhu) CO.,LTD. started production for Gardening tools.
1999 Started direct export of kitchen knives to European countries.
2001 Exhibited Original Damascus steel sheet and application Damascus knives at Koln Internationale Eisenwarenmesse, Germany.
2009 Started developing Vee-Tech applied kitchen knife "SAKON+" which has a spontaneously regenerating cutting edge.
2010-2012 Exhibited various "SAKON" brand knives, Damask, Ceramic, Powder high speed steel clad knives at Maison&Objet in Paris, France.
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