Japanese Kitchen Knives in Toronto ON, Tosho Knife Arts Inc.


At Tosho Knife Arts, we are dedicated to bringing you true hand-made knives, and the best knife-related products that we believe in.

In the fall of 2009, Ivan opened Fonseca Sharpening in Toronto, a business which offered sharpening services and custom made saya (wooden knife sheaths) for professional chefs and home cooks. The success of Fonseca Sharpening caught the eye of fellow chef and knife sharpener Olivia Go, who equally shared Ivan's passion for the exquisite beauty and practicality of Japanese knives. Ivan and Olivia decided to put their entrepreneurial talents together and form a new company called Tosho Knife Arts in order to work directly with the top blacksmiths in Japan.

In the summer of 2010, Kosuke Kawamura from Konosuke-Sakai visited Ivan and Olivia in Toronto to talk knives. From this eventful meeting, they formed a fruitful partnership based on their mutual respect for Japanese craftsmanship. Around the same time, Olivia met with Shosui Takeda in New York City, Master Blacksmith and President of Takeda Hamono in Okayama. And from this venture, Tosho formed another lasting partnership. Today Tosho Knife Arts works directly with Konosuke-Sakai and Takeda Hamono to bring you the finest hand-forged Japanese knives available in Toronto.