Tsukasa Hinoura is a third generation knife maker in Sanjo, Niigata, Japan. Hinoura-San uses no modern machinery in the production of his knives, and he does all the finish grinding and sharpening himself. From the forging of the jigane to the final whetstone finish, traditional materials and techniques are employed. Hinoura-San is famous for his heat treatments, coaxing incredible edge life and toughness out of the materials.
We also offer knives from Tsukasa's son, Mutsumi Hinoura.