After the Great Kanto Earthquake, Kosuke Kamata opened a knife-sharpening business in Tajima-cho (currently Nishi Asakusa 2-chome) in Asakusa-ku, Tokyo.
Moved to Shibasaki-cho (currently Nishi-Asakusa 3-chome).
Kosuke's eldest son, Masao, joined the company.
Store relocated to Kappabashi Hondori Shopping Street, 2-23-11 Nishi-Asakusa.
Kamata Building completed.
Seiichi Kamata was appointed as the third president.
Established as Kenmax Co., Ltd.
Matsugaya in the Kappabashi Dogu Street moved to 2-chome.
The mascot character Kacchan/Pakkun is born.
Started knife sharpening classes as part of TBS Radio's culture circle.
Unveiled at an unveiling ceremony with neighborhood children during the Tool Festival.
Opened Pro Knife Center Tokyo in cooperation with Zwilling J.A. Henckels Japan.
Seiichi's eldest son, Yosuke, joins the company.
Started supporting reconstruction of areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake with speedy service for polishing household knives. The R45 series, which donates 10% of sales proceeds, will also be released at the same time.
88th series released to commemorate 88th anniversary of founding.
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Kappabashi Dougu Street, 100 high-end models of the 88th series were sold in a limited edition.
PKC Tokyo also begins offering Zwilling Sharpening Classes.
The set of two Shiroshi No. 2 steel black-uchi was awarded the Gold Prize in the OMOTENASHI Selection 2016 as a world-class Japanese technology.
Sharpening classes also begin at Zwilling's Yokohama Motomachi branch.
Commenced sales of a limited edition of 100 commemorative models for the 100th anniversary of the company's founding.
100th Anniversary Model
Hand Towel & Tote Bag
From September 21st to October 20th, we will celebrate our 100th anniversary thanksgiving and the first 1,000 people who purchase over 10,000 yen will receive a commemorative hand towel and Kappabashi Dougu Street tote bag.