In 1908 KAI was established as a small pocket knife manufacturer in Seki City, the ancient sword making capital of Japan. Using traditional skills and craftsmanship handed down from the ancient sword smiths, KAI manufactures a variety of kitchen tools including knives, utensils, cutleries, etc. Their quality products have been loved in Japanese kitchens for generations.
Seki Magoroku series are handcrafted by skillful artisans, following the strong willpower of Kanemoto Magoroku, a blacksmith who is considered a master for the beauty of his work. The heritage has been carried on for hundreds of years and each knife is treated as a work of art that is delicately and touchingly sharp.