Kikuichi has been one of Japanís finest knife manufacturers for over 100 years. To this day, their blades proudly display the emperor's Chrysanthemum, a mark of superb Japanese craftsmanship. Kikuichi knives are made in Sakai, Japan where 95% of traditional Japanese knives are made. JB Prince Company is proud to offer some of the company's top-of-the-line laminated Western style knives. These hand-crafted blades have a level of performance rarely found in knives made in the West.