Mazaki-san is relatively young blacksmith from Sanjo. He was originally from island of Hokkaido. When he was travelling all over Japan on his bike, he stopped in Sanjo and fascinated by their knife making/blacksmithing industry in the area. He decided that he wanted to become a blacksmith, so he went to work for Yoshikane. He spent about 5 years apprenticing at Yoshikane, but decided he would like to pursue into more traditional way of making knives. He forge-weld all of his carbon steel knives in house and finish his bevel with various different whetstones by hand. He tries to be true to the trade.