Takayuki Shibata (Kotetsu)

“I want to supply knives that touch people’s hearts”

He was traveling across America when Shibata san realized his deep love for Japanese craftsmanship. After careful consideration he made the decision to start Masakage Knives and bring hand crafted Japanese knives to the world. Shibata san is known as one of the top knife sharpeners in Japan and he takes pride in the fact that he hand sharpens each Masakage knife before it is sold. Kotetsu is his knife line which is widely recognizable for its exceptional finish and sharpness!


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