Blacksmith profiles: Who is Toru Tamura?
Toru Tamura is a renowned Japanese blacksmith known for his superior craftsmanship and traditional techniques. With beginnings in a knife store in Calgary, Canada, Tamura-san returned to Japan to apprentice under Hiroshi Kato-san at the Takefu Knife Village. Specializing in the Ni-Mai technique, he creates unique single bevel knives. His collaborations with the famed Myojin family have resulted in remarkable knife lines such as the Tetsujin Hamono and Hatsukokoro Shirasagi. Tamura-san's dedication to perfection, innovative use of traditional steels, and his unique, thinner blade style set him apart in the world of Japanese knife-making. His journey from store employee to...
The Tokushu Story
About Tokushu Knife and Its Founder, Tony Maciejewski My name is Tony Maciejewski, and I am the proud founder and owner of Tokushu Knife. I am also a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. You’re probably wondering how those two worlds collided. We’ll get there, but first, let’s talk about Tokushu. What is Tokushu Knife? Tokushu Knife is not your typical Amazon kitchen knife store solution. We offer expertise and an experience that only real people can provide, not a content management system. We are an online retailer specializing in the sale of high-end Japanese kitchen knives and other hand-forged cutlery and tools...