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To become the number-one knife maker in the world

We have been combining various traditional techniques nurtured since our establishment in 1916 with leading-edge technologies to develop and manufacture attractive knives with the appeal of being the ultimate artifacts.
Having introduced an additional IoT production management system, we are aiming for production speed and efficiency to respond to demand from inside and outside of Japan.
With the pride of 100 years of tradition, we will continue to reinvent ourselves and move forward, improving our unique technological expertise even further, to come together with all employees to continue to take on the challenge of being the number-one knife manufacturer in the world.

Company overview

Company name Ono Knife MFG. Co., Ltd.
Representative President: Takeshi Ono
Founded 1916
Established 1953
Capital 20 million yen
Number of employees 110 (70 men and 40 women, as of December 13, 2018)
Our business Manufacture and wholesale of home and industrial knives (various cooking knives, knives and industrial knives)
Offices [Head office]
4164-1 Shimouchi, Seki-shi, Gifu Prefecture, 501-3217
TEL: (0575) 22-3448 (Main line)
FAX: (0575) 24-5122



A 100-year-old company creating the number-one knives in the world

With our unshaken mission of being the number-one manufacturer in the world others can never imitate, the whole company is united to take on the challenge of exploring new frontiers, continuously evolving and reinventing ourselves.

1916 Founder Raijiro Ono starts manufacturing exported pocket knives in Kibune, Seki
1953 Ono Knife MFG. Co., Ltd. established with a capital of 2.4 million yen
Akira Ono becomes President and starts manufacturing exported western cutlery
1967 Moved the head office and factory to Shimouchi, Seki-shi
1994 Second factory constructed
1998 Takeshi Ono becomes President
2000 New factory construction completed
2004 Distribution warehouse construction completed
2008 Extension to the new factory completed
2015 The company celebrates its centennial anniversary (with a ceremony)
2016 Another factory extension completed

Center: Founder Raijiro Ono

Second President: Akira Ono

Centennial anniversary project

The company launched a centennial anniversary project for everyone to take part in, mainly centered around young employees.

Ahead of the 100th anniversary, a project team of young employees was formed. The team learned many things they had not experienced before.
The company supports autonomous initiatives that will help our employees to grow.

  • Ono Knife MFG. Co., Ltd., special centennial anniversary site
  • We have been selected as one of the 100 attractive companies for young people

Ono Knife MFG. Co., Ltd.

Head office: 4164-1 Shimouchi, Seki-shi, Gifu Prefecture
TEL. 0575-22-3448 
FAX. 0575-24-5122