Hokiyama Hamono is a leading smithy in Kochi Prefecture in Japan. They have recently celebrated their 100th anniversary, founded in 1919. Hokiyama Hamono is known for its quality as they follow the tradition of hand-made blades that has been around for over 800 years. They retain the handiwork and traditional craftsmanship that is passed down from generation to generation, while striving for ever-new knowledge and innovation. Although they make knives according to traditional methods, they follow modern technological guidelines in the field of metallurgy, material processing, and innovations in production processes. Hokiyama, in their own words, is a fusion of tradition (土佐 一), innovation (無限), and practicality (左近).