Tradition, Precision and Quality Control.
We stand on the shoulders of giants.
Any discussion of Regalia knives must begin with the long and proud history of the Japanese bladesmith.
In ancient Japan, it was said that the samurai’s sword was his soul. Today, the same could be said of a chef and his knife.
The art of Japanese knifesmithing directly and inarguably derived from the traditions of Japanese swordsmithing. Techniques, designs, and skills perfected over hundreds of years were passed seamlessly from generation to generation from master to apprentice.
After Japan's Meiji Restoration in 1868,the shogunate lost its power. Efforts were made to modernize Japan and the samurai class started losing their privileges. Samurai were banned from carrying swords. In response, the majority of swordsmiths refocused their abundant skills to cutlery production.
It is from this proud legacy that Regalia Knives receives our inspiration and commitment to the classical arts of Japanese bladesmithing.
It’s no great surprise, then, that we choose to source all of our steel from Japan where we take great pride in our steel selection and the mixture of science and art that goes into this process. It is in Japan itself that our blades go from raw material to AUS-10V, some of the finest steel in the world.
From there, our metalogical journey takes us to Yanjiang, China – a region with over 1,500 years of knife and sword making heritage. Today, Yanjiang is the world’s epicenter of Japanese-style knife forging, polishing and balancing – where the Japanese tradition is preserved, and carried on, with reverence for the bladesmithing heritage of the masters who perfected this craft centuries ago.
Our craftsmen, headed by our diligent foreman, studied for years under master tutelage to perfect the techniques and skills of the Japanese masters that preceded them. With an unwavering attention to detail, our knifesmiths turn out some of the finest knives in the world at a price point far less than would be possible by manufacturing in any other locale.
Finally, before Regalia’s knives are ready for the shelves, they first undergo a rigorous inspection regime to ensure that our customers receive no less a knife than the great Japanese masters of old would be proud to hand over to their samurai clients.