These knives are manufactured in China. Notice they are "Japanese-style" made with "Japanese steel." Sadly there are a lot of knives that try to trick consumers in this way. They might be decent, but are not worth anywhere near what they charge for them. If you can snag one for less than $100 you might be getting a good deal but personally I try not to give any of my money to these companies. You can get a genuine hand-forged knife from Japan for less than $200 on chefknivestogo.