Sugimoto Hamono's commitment
We want you to be able to use a good knife for many, many years
In this modern world of cheap, mass-produced items it has become commonplace for even the venerable kitchen knife to be treated as a "throwaway product." Yet people originally believed that a kitchen knife was something that you looked after and continued to use for a very long time.
Cheap knives are produced with the idea that the customer will use them for a short time and then throw them away. Even if you sharpen them, they won't cut all that much better.
At Sugimoto Hamono, we have a different philosophy. We want our customers to use our products for many, many years. Our position has remained unchanged since our Company was founded. No matter how good the steel, no matter how good the blade, no matter how good the cutting technique—a knife will always lose its sharpness with use.
This is exactly the same as what happens to a pencil point that becomes rounded as you use it. It doesn't make economic or practical sense to send your knife to be professionally sharpened each time it loses its edge.
At Sugimoto Hamono we sharpen each blade by hand. If your blade loses its edge, you can simply sharpen it yourself at home, using a sharpening stone.