Step into the world of Yoshikazu Tanaka, a celebrated master blacksmith hailing from Sakai City, Japan, and immerse yourself in the exquisite artistry of his hand-forged knives. With over 50 years of experience, Tanaka's unparalleled skills have earned him a place among the most elite group of iconic masters, such as Kenji Togashi, Yoshikazu Ikeda, and Itsuo Doi.
What sets Tanaka apart is his dedication to precision and the painstaking care he invests in each knife. He meticulously forges a mere 30 knives per day, half the number produced by many blacksmiths, ensuring each blade is a testament to his exceptional craftsmanship. His unique use of pine charcoal for quenching knives results in a gentle, gradual heating process, further enhancing the quality of his creations.
Tanaka's knives are easily recognizable by their distinct wavy cladding line between the hagane (core steel) and jigane (outer layer) and the greater exposure of core steel, a signature of his unmatched forging prowess. With his most famous works being the Konosuke Fujiyama FM series, Tanaka's knives are coveted not only for their incredible performance but also for their breathtaking aesthetics.
Discover the mastery of Yoshikazu Tanaka and elevate your culinary experience with the impeccable craftsmanship of a true artisan. Each knife in our collection is a testament to Tanaka's unwavering dedication to his craft and a unique piece of functional art you'll be proud to own.