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Introducing the Hinoki Essentials

Launching June 23rd, 2020 on Kickstarter.

400 years of Japanese bladesmithing imbued into three exceptional knives for everyday living


A Paring, Bread and Chef’s Knife brought to a new class, uncompromisingly durable and exceedingly sharp

We’re giving you the chance to win the new Obsidian Black E1 Bread Knife before public release in late May on Kickstarter. All you have to do is enter your name and email address below, and you will be automatically entered to win.

Sign up here for your chance to win.

How The Giveaway Works

  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Giveaway open Friday 5/01 to Monday 5/25.
  • The Promotion ends at 12:00 PM EDT / 16:00 GMT / 1700 CET on May 25, 2020. 
  • One winner will be selected. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. 
  • The competition is open to all individuals aged 18 years or over except employees of Hinoki International Pty Ltd and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition. 
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions
  • Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.

The E1 Chef's Knife

-普段使いシリーズ1- シェフの包丁

An iconic silhouette based on our renowned S1 Gyuto blade profile. A knife of versatility in cutting fish, meat and vegetables, the first and last knife you will reach for and an indispensable kitchen partner. 

The E1 Bread Knife

-普段使いシリーズ1- パン包丁

Making light work of even the toughest materials, think artichokes, meat, poultry, the E1 Bread Knife goes beyond carbohydrates. 

The E1 Paring Knife

-普段使いシリーズ1- ペティナイフ

Utility, detailing. Designed to deftly peel, mince and intricately decorate all matter of fruit, vegetables and aromatics. An all-purpose knife, for work that takes ten minutes or two hours.


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Each knife is fully customised to you, with complimentary engraving.
Rust resistance

The gold standard

VG10 stainless steel imparts outstanding corrosion resistance.
convex edge

Proprietary convex edges

Trade secret convex blade with exceptional edge retention.