Michio Ishikawa

Mr Ishikawa specialises in single bevel blades which he forges entirely by hand one at a time using what is known as the Nakaniida process (learn about it here) which involves a 3 part process of cold and hot forging with the aim to improve the hardness of the steel being worked. 

Because the quantity he makes is small, most of his knives are sold to customers in his local market so we are honoured to be one of the few places outside of Japan to carry his knives.

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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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