The Kikuichi has a long and distinguished history. Although we have been producing superior cutlery for more than a hundred years, the origin of our company lies some seven hundred years ago. For most of our history, we manufactured Samurai swords that bore the Emperor's Chrysanthemum symbol as a mark of their excellence. Today, our ancestor's swords are considered national treasures in Japan.
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