Katsushige Anryu


Forging knifes is in the blood of Katsushige Anryu-san (1942). His family started forging in 1870 and Katsushige-san learned the arts and crafts of forging from his father Katsutoshi Anryu after 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. 


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