The legendary blacksmith industry of the Banshu region in Japan was said to have started a very long time ago as a katana factory. Sadly, by 1744 this had become a one dimensional industry that focused solely on producing straight razors. Well over 200 years later, Banshu Hamono has regained its former glory and boasts a vibrant product line with a wide variety of versatile cutlery. Each piece is painstakingly handcrafted by artisan blacksmiths using the same techniques that have been passed down for generations. Whether you're looking for pruning shears, a foldable knife, or floral scissors, Banshu Hamono has the right cutlery for you!