Viewed as one of the top brands for professionals, Masamoto Sohonten is a knifemaking company with a history going back over 150 years. It was founded by craftsman Minosuke Matsuzawa at the end of the Edo Period. His legacy grew the company into the knife juggernaut that it is today.
Masamoto is now run by Matsuzawa’s direct descendant Masahiro Hirano and they continue to produce knives beloved by both home cooks and professional chefs. The company is especially well known for its series of single-bevel sushi knives made with high carbon steels.