Shigeki Tanaka Aogami #2 Damascus Sakimaru 330mm with Magnolia Handle
Tanaka san is the fourth generation blacksmith. After his great grandfather, Mr. Gentaro, started making sickles in Meiji Period, the family men (Tanaka’s grandfather and father) specialized in traditional sickles.
His knife-making path began in the city of Takefu (the current city of Echizen in Fukui Prefecture), where Mr. Tanaka was trained to be a knife blacksmith. After three years of training, he joined his family’s factory in Miki City in 1999 and started making kitchen knives.