Banshu Hamono

Over 250 years ago, the blades craft industry in the region known as Banshu (Southwest Hyogo prefecture, Japan) was said to have started with a single Katana forge. What began as the need to produce the Katana has since developed into a region renowned for producing superior quality blades. Today, the Banshu Hanomo represents the traditional craftsmanship of Banshu, producing a variety of handmade blades for today’s needs. Please see the blades made by our craftsmen and feel the difference for yourself.