Yosimitu Kajiya

Yosimitu Kajiya is a blacksmith from Shimabara peninsula in Nagasaki Prefecture.
Yosimitu was established in 1937 and the 3rd generation blade smith Junichi Ide forges traditional Kurouchi style kitchen knives and farming tools.
Ide san's knives are rustic, light, sharp and as they are all handcrafted,every knife looks different from each other makes them unique and special.

Kyushu region is another famous area for metal works and blacksmithing from ancient times and Yosimitu inherits classical skills and techniques of forging steels that major knife manufacturers have abandoned ages ago.

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