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Kikuichi Kanenaga has a long distinguished history and tradition, dating back to 13th century Japan.

Hanging Scroll (Portrait of Honda Tadakatsu) Exhibition PosterSee with your own eyes, among Japan’s national treasures, Kikuichi ancestor’s sword, Kanenaga 包永 is displayed at

“Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Catalog No. 81



swordsThe Curator notes, “as one of the greatest Japanese swordsmiths are represented here, blades from these masters are cherished as much for their beauty as for their cutting efficiency“

The New York Times calls it "sword blades, presented au naturel, offer subtleties of silhouette and tone that could challenge the most ardent admirer of Minimalism."

When you purchase a Kikuichi Cutlery, you will own a piece of history and craftsmanship like no other.