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Hideo Kitaoka

Hideo Kitaoka

Hideo Kitaoka is a third generation master blacksmith working out of the famed Takefu knife village in Echizen Japan. He focuses solely on single bevel knives including Deba, Yanagiba, Kiritsuke, Honesuki, Usuba and Kaisaki. With many knife makers now making more western style knives Kitaoka-San stays with traditional japanese style knives.