"As they say in Italy, Italians were eating with a knife and fork when the French were still eating each other. The Medici family had to bring their Tuscan cooks up there so they could make something edible"
This company's knives are mentioned at times and I got hold of their catalog while in Japan.
The pics are a bit large - any smaller and the text would be illegible. You will need to view individual pics by clicking on the links ust above each pic, since the thumbnails only show rough images and not enough detail.