Tsukasa Hinoura is a very well know and respected blacksmith in Sanjo, Nigata. He, together with his son, are currently making some of the most amazing examples of craftsmenship we have seen. The Ajikataya line is the line Hinoura-san and his son work on together. They are straightforward carbon steel knives that offer great performance and a very nice heat treatment in a simple, straightforward package. The Tsukasa line is Hinoura-san’s pride and joy. The level of fit and finish and attention to detail are second to none. His twisted Damascus is truly something special. Customer orders are possible from the Tsukasa line.