Our history began in 1783 when the 1st generation master Kinosuke, an edged tool artisan who handled processes ranging from forging to grinding, opened an edged tool shop in Hashizume, Shinmachibashi, Osaka. The shop’s name, Ubukeya, was taken from its reputation for“tools that can shave (knives and razors), cut (scissors and shears) and pull (tweezers) even an ubuke (soft, fine baby hair).”