About Us

 

Our Story

We started making kitchen knives more than 30 years ago in Taiwan taking commissions for high quality cutlery designed for famous Japanese brands. We combined the latest in knife-making technology and all of the Japanese knife-making techniques we mastered to create the ZHEN brand. Now, we have grown our brand to reach all over the world, including an office in the United States. We hope to continue our journey of crafting high quality knives with the best materials available at an affordable price for professional chefs and home cooks.

ZHEN for your kitchen

Zhen is a Chinese word that means ‘to achieve utmost perfection’. Our knives are designed to meet the standards of perfection demanded by Japanese chefs. We are dedicated to perfecting the culinary experience by making products that will make their way into the kitchens of both professional chefs and home cooks. Japanese industrial engineers at our factory lend their expertise to incorporate long-standing Japanese techniques and knowledge into our knife-making process. Because of our high standards, ZHEN is one of the few companies that are approved to purchase the limited supply of authentic Japanese VG-10 Damascus steel only available from TAKEFU SPECIAL STEEL CO, LTD. (武生特殊鋼材株式會社) in Japan.