Born in 1950, knifesmith Hideo Kitaoka works in Takefu Village in Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture. From a young age Kitaoka began learning his craft from his father and now specializes in traditional single bevel knives. Keeping with tradition, Hideo Kitaoka forges his blades from high carbon steel for the finest edge quality. The superior craftsmanship resonates throughout the body as you use these knives, making you the envy of sushi chefs around the world.
Hideo Kitaoka Knives