Hiroshi Kato

Master Blacksmith

"Making knives is delicate work with many considerations."

In 1935 Hiroshi Kato san's father became independent from his Sensei. After finishing high school Kato san began his apprenticeship under his father. It's amazing that after over 50 years as a knife maker he's still inspired by thinking of people cooking with his knives. He always considers balance when hammer the steel, keeping in mind where a knife needs to be thin and where it needs to be strong.

1960 began his knife making apprenticeship

1993 helped establish Takefu Knife Village

2008 obtained the Certificate of Traditional Craftsmen