Forging knifes is in the blood of Katsushige Anryu-san (1942). His family started forging in 1870 and Katsushige-sanlearned the arts and crafts of forging from his father Katsutoshi Anryuafter he finished primary school in 1959. He is a 4th generation blade forger and has been working for over 50 years as a forger. One of his famous sayings is:
“Iron is alive, it can live and it can die depending on the blacksmith.”
Because of his age from 2019 Katsushige does not forge blades anymore.