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.
White#1 steel that has been forged completely from scratch brings a raw beauty to these knives. If you're looking for your first carbon steel knife and want that patina then these are the knives for you!
Made by Daisuke Nishida
Based in Kumamoto, 42 year old Nishida San became a disciple to another blacksmith when he was 19. After 9 years training, in 2006, he went his own way and opened his own workshop. He works with White #1 steel in the traditional hand-made way.