Mr.Yasuaki Taira born in 1965.
In 1983, after graduating from high school, he studied at the "Ajioka Cutlery
Factory" in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, where he learned to sharp knives.
After that, he acquired the old-fashioned forging method under the original
Morihiro woh is his father. Today, he consistently manufactures everything
from forging to sharpening in Yame City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu. Sakai's
kitchen knife is basically made, and blacksmithing and sharpening are performed
by different craftsmen, but he is a rare person who performs blacksmithing and
sharpening by himself. In 2019, he will be certified by the Japanese Food Culture
Tradition Association, which is responsible for cooking the Japan Imperial Family.
He has also appeared on many televisions. Currently, his third son is entering
the manufacturing site and undergoing training.
During quenching, a wave-like pattern appears by placing mud on the knife. It is called a Hamon in Japanese.
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