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“Best Japanese-style UK chef’s knife… but the nakiri is even better”

“It’s a joy to use.”

” The size and shape of the nakiri, as well as the razor sharpness, make it a superb choice for cutting just about anything.”

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““Wow” will be your first thought when you see and feel these knives. Made with hand-hammered Damascus steel blades and maple wood handles dried for two years before assembly, Japana knives, known as Sakai Kyuba x Japana, look as amazing as they perform.”

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“Their knives, which include chef’s knives, filleting knives, paring knives and vegetable knives, are made by expert blacksmiths with years of experience passed down through several generations.”

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“Japana Home now supplies the global market with practical and beautiful kitchen tools that bring a little bit of Japanese mysticism and elegance into the home kitchen.”

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“Low key obsessed with its one-of-a-kind blue dyed handle… not to mention the sharp Damascus steel”

– The Woks of Life

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“I absolutely LOVE this knife. Super sharp, versatile, & just so beautiful. The kind of knife that inspires great food.”

– Dennis The Prescott 

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“My Sakai Kyuba, is extremely sharp and it’s kept its edge very nicely without needed to constantly sharpen it. These knives are pricey, but the quality and design is well worth the cost if you are looking to invest in a very special piece of kitchen equipment.”

– Pro Home Cooks

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“Japana Sakai Kyuba Knife Set: Overall best kitchen knife. To say that these knives are minor works of art is an understatement. Their design, combined with their outstanding performance and traditional craftsmanship, gave them an edge over all the others on our list.”

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“Besides how incredibly stunning my Japana Knife looks in my kitchen, I must say that one of my favorite features is how lightweight it is. It can slice a hard squash like butter without being heavy and hard to handle like other professional knives”

– The Cookware Geek

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“Pretty things are rarely functional. Japana knives are the exception.”

– Steamy Kitchen

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“Japana knives are for those who want the best there is…We fell in love with them and it’s our current knife set for our daily use.”

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“Without a doubt best knife I’ve ever owned. The craftsmanship is just beautiful.”

– Diala’s Kitchen

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“Guau, esta guapisimo. Estoy enamorado. Esto corta (carne) como si fuera mantequilla”

English: “Wow, it’s gorgeous. I’m in love. This knife cuts through steak as if it were butter”

– La Cocina del Pirata

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“When you buy a Japana knife, you are getting a beautiful piece of art with an extraordinary history.”

– Absolutely London

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“The knife cuts so perfectly, so clean, incredible product.” “Something really quite special…their products are incredible.”


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The knife is super light, and the sharpness really makes a difference.

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“I was inspired to cook again today after receiving this gorgeous knife”

– Slice of Pai

Read what other customers are saying


Lovely products Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

Lovely products, excellent service.
Arigatou gozaimasu.
nmh. – Ms Hawthorne, United Kingdom

Great!! Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

Great packaging, fast delivery, beautiful products. Thanks a lot! – Anne, The Netherlands

Fantastic set of knives every cook should treat themselves tooVerfied trustpilot 5 stars

I was looking for a new knife set, my old set was almost 20 years old and struggling to retain a sharp edge so after spending a good bit of time researching knifes and in the end I opted to go Japanese and purchased the 3 Sakai Kyuba x Japana set. They are not cheap!

The knifes are beautiful to look at, light to handle and gosh they are sharp. They make preparing food a pleasure the ease they slice through vegetables and meat is incredible. After using these I’ll never be able to use a cheap knife again to cook.

There is a saying in life you get what you pay for and buy cheap buy twice. They are expensive but if you enjoy cooking they are absolutely worth it. – James E, United Kingdom

Japana Knives are World ClassVerfied trustpilot 5 stars

Japana knives are the best I have ever had. Not only are they excellent for chopping but they’re also absolutely gorgeous. I bought 2 sets for my daughter and loved them so much I ordered them for myself. I highly recommend Japana to anyone who enjoys cooking and baking as much as I do. Thanks Japana!!! I will be back!!! – Sakai Patricia, United States

Beautiful product and exquisitely… Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

Beautiful product and exquisitely packed, didn’t want to spoil the black tissue. Am doing my best to follow the care instructions and love the aroma when wiping with damp cloth. It is a pleasure to use with my Niwaki knives. Glad I went for the large size, it is just right. Highly recommended. – John Harris, United Kingdom

I bought a nice wooden knife board from…Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

I bought a nice wooden knife board from Japana Home, one that stands up on the bench and you can attach knifes to without scratching them. It is a beautiful peace of art by itself and looks gorgeous in our kitchen. All my beautiful knives are now no longer hidden away and have finally found a good home. Thank you Japana Home. – Jurgen Otti, Australia

A worthy and beautiful natural wood product Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

Love the natural wood cutting board. An item to love and cherish but asking to find out how to care for it. Does it needs oiling with wood oil before use? Does it needs a quick rinse with water, dried before oiling?

Look forward to doing more custom with your shop. Good luck with your business. A lovely shop selling only masterpieces of domestic items. – Valerie Flisher, United Kingdom

Great service and very pleased with the… Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

Great service and very pleased with the knives. – Chris, United Kingdom

Perfect service, perfect product Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

Great and easy to use service. Excellent product. – Danielle, United Kingdom

Bought this as a 30th Birthday Gift and…Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

Bought this as a 30th Birthday Gift and after receiving amazing customer service in getting the gift to me in time, the gift itself arrived which was even more impressive than the service!
Truly beautiful (and functional) piece and would recommend to anyone!  Tom Simms, United Kingdom 

Nice chopping board Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

Delivery took a while from UK, but that’s not Japana’s fault. The product itself is fine – it’s got a mesmerizing scent and looks very well on my worksurface. Customer service was A1! – Dan S, Germany

Very quick to process and ship order…Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

Very quick to process and ship order however I would suggest they review shipping methods as Royal Mail handed off to Canada Post where it foundered for a few weeks without tracking or updates (Covid delays). A courier that serves end to end would be better. Not the sellers fault of course.
Knife is a beauty. – Chris P, Canada

Found what I was looking for! Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

Website was easy to navigate and I found my Japanese Placemats in the size I wanted at the only website I could find them. Only complaint was lack of tracking number, until I contacted Customer Service via E-Mail. Everything was solved pretty fast, so I’m pretty happy all and all.  – Christopher Marshall, United States

Satisfied customer Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

Beautiful products. Would recommend this company to others. – Samantha, The Netherlands

I ordered a Deba Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

I ordered a Deba, and it’s pretty awesome. Glides right through meat. Looks great on a magnetic knife stand. – Laurel, United States

Magnetic knife block Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

Purchased a magnetic knife block. Beautifully made, all communication from Japana Home was clear and product was delivered on time. I would recommend and use them again. ScottyB, United Kingdom

Fast, good, kind Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

Fast, perfect products, nice communication. – Tobias Ulmer, United States

Beautifully made Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

Beautifully made. Most of all good strong magnets! It holds an 180mm Deba with no hesitation. I look forward to filling it with plenty of beautiful Japanese knives!! – John Ackerman, United States

The utensil holder that I ordered is… Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

The utensil holder that I ordered is beautiful. Shipping did take some time but was worth the wait! When I finally received the item I was honestly nervous that it looked too small but it was perfect! The craftsmanship is beautiful and well made. The only thing I added were small feet to keep it a little elevated off of the counter from potential oil or spills. – Kelly T, United States

Nice cuttingboard Verfied trustpilot 5 stars

Nice cuttingboard, delivered in 4 days in the Netherlands.. – Bart, The Netherlands

Excellent service trustpilot 5 stars

I ordered a cutting board, which arrived very quickly, and was very pleased with it when it arrived. It is a beautiful piece of wood that is almost too good to use. Sadly, the courier broke the sharpening stone that I bought, but it was replaced without fuss and the new stone arrived in first class condition. – John, United Kingdom

Very good knives, very good quality trustpilot 5 stars

Very good knives, very good quality, even an amateur will feel the difference. Worth the money. – Marcin Kot, Poland

Great quality products trustpilot 5 stars

Got knives for a birthday gift and I was impressed by their great quality.
Totally recommended to anyone who cares about their homes.  – Maria Mihaela Draghici, United Kingdom

Beautiful Knife Stand trustpilot 5 stars

Love my Japanese style knife stand so much – it is very beautiful and also such amazing quality.
Also amazing customer service – The Japana Home team are really helpful and very quick to reply to any questions I had. 5* all round 🙂 – P Milner, United Kingdom

Beautiful products and great quality!trustpilot 5 stars

– Nora Charlotte, Germany

Super excited having traditional knife… trustpilot 5 stars

Super excited having traditional knife from Japana. Didn’t want to believe it (my boyfriend showed me one Japanese knife) but now I’m converted 😛 They are super sharp and wouldn’t go back to my cheap daily knives. You only need to practice a little bit as the shape is a bit different from the Western ones 🙂. But what is most important it’s super pretty and you can feel and see craftmanship. – Ewelina Winska, Poland

Amazing trustpilot 5 stars

Amazing!!!! – Paria Pirzadeh, Sweden

Best birthday gift – my father wants to start a japanese knife collection now trustpilot 5 stars

Bought the knife for my father as a gift for his 60th birthday. It arrived timely and in perfect condition. My father has been so happy with it, he now wants to start a knife collection. Might buy another one the next year. – Konrad Arazny, United Kingdom

Brilliant products, excellent communication, will be back for moretrustpilot 5 stars

I purchased three different products, two Japana branded – the stand and a Kimono pillow and one Japanese knife. All were amazing quality and I’m sure they will last me for years. I’m happy to have found this shop and will be back for more! – Aleksandra Szymańska, Poland

Beautiful Kintsugi plates! trustpilot 5 stars

I got the kintsugi plates and love them! They are heavy, solid and well-made, with beautiful designs. I love the story behind them and place them underneath a smaller dish for dinner parties where I want to show off a centerpiece. Also a fan of the glossy finish. Definitely would recommend this product. – Ms C Chan, United Kingdom

An authentic asian feel to the website…trustpilot 5 stars

An authentic asian feel to the website with unique products . As a consumer of Japanese culture this site & company is very well thought out. Communication/CS to match the superb quality of items stocked. A japanahome fan for life. Thank you – Pritpal Sagoo, United Kingdom

Japana Home products are top quality trustpilot 5 stars

Japana Home products are top quality. I recently bought kintsugi plates and can’t get enough of compliments from my guest. – Anna, United Kingdom

Japana Home has an amazing Japanese knife collection trustpilot 5 stars

Wow. I mean .. seriously this knife is absolutely beautiful! What an amazing find and Japana Home has been so accommodating. I am a working chef and can’t wait to use this santoku in my kitchen. – Julia A Apana-Butler, United States

I am in love with Japana products trustpilot 5 stars

I am in love with Japana products. I have bought multiple things from this brand. It all started with magnificent Moritaka knives.
Back then I was a novice when it came to the Japanese knives, I have talked with the owner – they were very knowledgable!

Recently I bought the Kintsugi series plates. They brighten up my minimalist kitchen. The only reservation I had was the price. But it’s worth every penny! – James, United Kingdom

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Garima Totlani Google reviews five stars

Excellent and unique products, and service is impeccable! I really recommend the Japana collection.

Magdalena Sielużycka Google reviews five stars

We are thrilled with the purchase from Japana. They offer knives of exquisite quality. Our paring knife is sharp, versatile and well balanced. Design is a huge bonus. Customer service was very responsive. They have taken care of my concern quickly and effectively. Highly recommended.

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Georgiana Bularca Google reviews five stars

They do the job perfectly, while being unique and fantastic looking knives. Winner!

Maciej Google reviews five stars

The best in the world ♥ This is my favourite knife’s