Daisuke Nishida

Nishida San forges these beautiful knives in Kumamoto using White#1 steel completely by hand.

Daisuke Nishida is based in Kumamoto, he is 42 years old. He became a disciple to another blacksmith when he was 19 and after 9 years of training, in 2006, he went on his own way and set up his workshop.

He uses solely white#1 steel which is difficult to forge and it's said only the best blacksmiths can forge white#1 well. His methods are very traditional and he forges completely from scratch with no help from anyone except for the handles so you are buying a piece of art essentially composed by one person.


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Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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