Traditional Craft Products Designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
During the Azuchi-Momoyama period, production of tobacco knives began in Sakai, and in the early Edo period, broad-bladed kitchen knives and cooking knives were produced and established their position nationwide. Furthermore, during the late Edo period, production of pruning shears etc. was carried out.
Each of the experts organized a group of shareholders to form a production area. Cutleries made by traditional fire making, edging and sharpening methods have a reputation for their sharpness and ease of use.