Samurai Edge: Introducing a Purely Japanese-Made Knife Brand with the Beauty of Japanese Swords

TAITO-KU, Japan - Aug. 22, 2023 - PRLog -- TOKYO, Japan: Today, douzo Inc., a "Japan-made Lifestyle Company" specializing in rebranding and selling Japanese products for overseas markets, announced the initiation of an exciting Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. This campaign marks the grand launch of the exquisite Japanese knife brand "KURENAI" on August 22, 2023. The supported products are two types of knives, Gyuto (Chef's Knife) and Petty Knife, and the crowdfunding campaign will run from August 22 (Tue) 7am to October 6 (Fri) 23:59 EST for a total of 45 days.

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Objectives of the KURENAI Project

This project has two main objectives:
  • Contributing to the further development of Japan's knife industry through expanded presence in international markets.
  • Combating wasteful consumption by introducing high-quality Japanese knives that can be used for extended periods, countering the prevalent practice of frequently replacing inexpensive knives for maintaining sharpness.

About KURENAI Knives

KURENAI, a knife of pure Japanese craftsmanship, is manufactured in the city of Seki, Gifu Prefecture, known as one of the "Three Great Cutlery Production Areas" in the world. It is a completely Japanese-made knife created meticulously by the craftsmen of SUMIKAMA CUTLERY MFG.CO.,LTD. who have supported Japan's knife industry for over a century.

Crafted from 33 layers of Damascus steel, KURENAI knives exhibit exceptional durability, allowing effortless slicing with the weight of the knife alone and providing a unique sensation. Furthermore, with proper sharpening and regular maintenance, these knives can maintain their sharpness for decades, undoubtedly becoming a lifelong companion in any kitchen.

The overall design of the knives incorporates a refined aesthetic reminiscent of the swords wielded by samurai warriors, perfectly suited to the knives crafted in Seki, a birthplace of traditional Japanese swords. The choice of black and red colors further emphasizes elements that evoke Japan.

Moreover, KURENAI knives are made from materials renowned for their durability, rust resistance, and ease of sharpening. These knives are aimed not only at culinary professionals but also at individuals who value the fusion of craftsmanship and practicality in everyday households.

・Crowdfunding Period: August 22 (Tue) - October 6 (Fri) 23:59, 45 days in total
  • Target Funding Amount: Aiming for 1.5 million Japanese Yen

Pledge Details

In the KURENAI project, the following pledge options are available:
  • Early Bird Special (Limited to 50 sets until August 30, 2023): Gyuto and Petty Knife Set $380
  • Gyuto and Petty Knife Set: $433
  • Gyuto Knife Only: $254
  • Petty Knife Only: $195
For more details, visit the KURENAI Project Page:

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