The Fujiwara family started as blade forgers over 130 years ago. After WWII, the production of swords was severely limited and the family turned to knives and scissors for production industries. Teruyasu Fujiwara IV turned to make kitchen knives as a way to regain some of the family’s previous glory. Partially because he forges the complete knife from start to finish. Many blacksmiths make a blade with a carbon steel core and laminate it with stainless steel for lower maintenance, well this guy invented that process. He is definitely a man with a few tricks up his sleeve.