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.