Nao Yamamoto is an award-winning master blacksmith, based in the city of Echizen in Fukui Prefecture. Former apprentice of the late blacksmith Masami Asai, Yamamoto has taken on his master’s mantle and continues to produce knives under the Asai name.

Yamamoto’s work has never ceased to impress, he is exceptionally talented in forging both stainless and high carbon steels, as well as incorporating unique and beautiful Damascus patterns into his blades. In addition, Yamamoto is particularly talented in heat treating techniques and is a notable member of the Takefu Knife Village association.

Nao Yamamoto

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Nao Yamamoto SPG2 Black Damascus Gyuto Japanese Knife 240mm Shitan Handle
$819.00 USD