Takayuki Shibata has been a driving force in Japanese knives being found around the world. As the founder of Masakage Knives, he has worked with many blacksmiths all over Japan. He then went on to produce Koutetsu knives, Tinker knives and West Japan Tools.
Learn more about Takayuki Shibata
In this interview from Springhammer, Shibata-san shows off his spectacular sharpening skills and explains his process in creating his razor-sharp line of knives, Kotetsu. Watch the full documentation here.
Read a profile on Takayuki Shibata
From the book, The Knifenerd Guide to Japanese Knives, read this except from Kevin Kent about Takayuki Shibata. Learn some of the history of Masakage and Koutetsu knives and what makes Shibata tick!