Born in 1979. After serving Masami Asai's (Echizen Marukatsu) apprenticeship, went thru further apprenticeship with Kamotou Hamono in Takefu. Several years ago, once again, worked with Mr. Asai and inherited his techniques and 'Echizen Marukatsu' inscription. Nao Yamamoto is most noteworthy blacksmith today. Manufactures from kitchen knives to short sword and his talent is seen in wide area. Selecting stainless like VG10 Damascus, or Shirogami and Aogami based on purpose of use. His knife shaped fish bone was awarded Ars prize in 2013 All Nippon Knife Show in Kobe.

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Nao Yamamoto White Steel No.2 Kurouchi Santoku Japanese Knife 170mm Cherry Blossoms Handle
$107.99 USD $119.00 USD
Nao Yamamoto White Steel No.2 Kurouchi Gyuto Japanese Knife 180mm Black Pakka wood Handle
$170.99 USD $189.00 USD
Nao Yamamoto Silver Steel No.3 Nashiji Santoku Japanese Knife 165mm Walnut Handle
$170.99 USD $199.00 USD
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Damascus Petty-Utility Japanese Knife 135mm Walnut Handle
$197.99 USD $219.00 USD
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Black Damascus Gyuto Japanese Knife 180mm Red Pakka wood Handle
$233.99 USD $259.00 USD
Nao Yamamoto SPG2 Black Damascus Gyuto Japanese Knife 240mm Shitan Handle
$656.99 USD $729.00 USD
Nao Yamamoto SRS13 Nashiji Migaki Finished Santoku Japanese Knife 165mm Shitan Handle
$278.99 USD $309.00 USD
Nao Yamamoto SRS13 Nashiji Damascus Santoku Japanese Knife 170mm Black Pakka wood Handle
$260.99 USD $289.00 USD
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Damascus Gyuto Japanese Knife 210mm Black Pakka wood Handle
$323.99 USD $359.00 USD
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Damascus Gyuto Japanese Knife 180mm Red Pakka wood Handle
$278.99 USD $309.00 USD
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Black Damascus Santoku Japanese Knife 180mm Black Pakka wood Handle
$233.99 USD $259.00 USD
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Damascus Santoku Japanese Knife 170mm Black Pakka wood Handle
$260.99 USD $289.00 USD
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Black Damascus Gyuto Japanese Knife 180mm Black Pakka wood Handle
$233.99 USD $259.00 USD
Nao Yamamoto AUS8 Hammered Petty-Utility Japanese Knife 160mm Black Pakka wood Handle
$107.99 USD $119.00 USD
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Damascus Santoku Japanese Knife 170mm Red Pakka wood Handle
$260.99 USD $289.00 USD
Nao Yamamoto SRS13 Nashiji Migaki Finished Petty Japanese Knife 135mm Shitan Handle
$215.99 USD $239.00 USD
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Black Damascus Gyuto Japanese Knife 200mm Black Pakka wood Handle
$278.99 USD $309.00 USD