KAI Corporation, a family-owned company located in Seki City, Japan, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008. It is privately held and is run by Mr. Koji Endo, the third generation to run the company. KAI is the major manufacturer and distributor of disposable razors, surgical tools, personal care products and housewares in Japan.
In the US market, Kai has established several brand names all controlled by the KAI USA, Ltd. division run by Jack Igarashi. Mr. Igarashi changed a once struggling division into one of the most successful competitors in the market today by building a strong management team and developing brand awareness. The brands managed by KAI USA, Ltd. are Kershaw sporting knives, Shun cutlery and housewares, and Zero Tolerance military knives.