Samura are confident that Japanese knives cut better than their European counterparts, which is quite a claim to make. Here at Heinnie®, we’re in a unique position to be able to test that out. For years, we’ve been aware of the quality steels and technology inherent in knives produced by Rockstead, and in the Spyderco models which come out of Seki City. In our experience, Japanese steels are certainly well regarded, and perform exceptionally well. Samura have been in operation since 2003 in Japan, when a collaboration with Mcusta and MAC saw the first Samura production. They were aiming to overcome what they saw as the traditional shortcomings of a Japanese knife, quick-rusting and too easy to damage. European knives, by contrast have a reputation for longevity. Samura combines the best of both traditions creating knives with Japanese cutting performance and style, combined with European reliability.