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Who We Are

Founded in 2012, by Jeremy Watson, the Chubo Knives team brings over two decades worth of intimate knowledge of Japanese craftsmanship and knife making with in-depth restaurant industry knowledge and an awareness of the needs of the world’s top chefs and culinary professionals.


Chubo was created with the goal of sharing the immense and unparalleled talent of Japanese blacksmiths with chefs and culinary enthusiasts around the world.

Despite the growing awareness and popularity of Japanese kitchen knives around the world, the number of people hand-forging blades, hand finishing edges and crafting handles decreases every year.

We hoped through our business, we could contribute in a small way to preserving an ancient craft and vital source of tools for the culinary world.

Japanese Chef Knives Sharpening

Product Lines

When we first started the company, we traveled around Japan meeting blacksmiths and searching out makers who were using traditional forging methods. The Japanese blacksmith world is quite a small and intimate one, so as the company’s grown we’ve also been introduced to other blacksmiths in different regions in Japan. We continue to add to our product lines based on these growing relationships as well as from suggestions we receive from our customers in the culinary industry.

In addition to Japanese kitchen knives we also offer sharpening tools, knife accessories, small kitchenwares, Japanese barware and cocktail supplies and products for Japanese coffee service.

Industry Prices for Everyone, with less overhead than traditional retail we are able to offer high quality products without the margins found in most kitchen stores.

Japanese Kitchen Knives Hand Forged
Japanese Chef Knives Craftmanship
Japanese Kitchen Knives Hand Forged

Knife Services

Every Chef knows, your knives are only as good as the blades you are able to maintain. We offer expert sharpening and repair as well as tools and resources to learn to care for your Japanese chef knives. Visit our blog for sharpening techniques and tips and shop our collection of highest quality natural and synthetic sharpening stones.


It is our honor to supply Japanese chef knives, kitchen tools and tableware for some of the finest chefs and restaurants in the world. You will find our products in use at Daniel, Cosme, Le Coucou, Contra, The Grill, Rose’s Luxury, Pineapple & Pearls, Fork, Spoon & Stable, Rustic Canyon, State Bird Provisions, Quince Restaurant, Senia, Pujol, Dersou, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Atoboy, Tetsuya’s and Momofuku Seibo to name a few.

Stay in Touch

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Our online store is our primary retail location. We have offices in Tokyo and New York, and our team travels regularly in North America, Oceania, and Europe. If you would like to put your kitchen on our radar for future sales visits please get in touch. Online orders ship from our Japan Warehouse.