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Sugimoto-Hamono

The history of Sugimoto - a family-ran group of chef knife shops in Tokyo - is not well documented. While some say they started in the 1930s, there have been claims that Sugimoto was founded in 1908 instead. What we know for sure is that the current company was registered in 1948, by the 2nd generation Sugimoto - Mr Koji Sugimoto. Perhaps the history prior to 1948 was not relevant to today's Sugimoto, therefore not much was mentioned.
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