Yu Kurosaki works in Takefu Knife Village where he apprenticed with Hiroshi Kato. Kato-san taught him well, and now he’s considered a master himself. He began his blacksmith work in 2002 when he started working in Kanehiro-Uchi-Hamono. Kurosaki-san claims he was not a natural blacksmith from the beginning and wanted to quit many times. After selling his first blade to a more than satisfied customer, his confidence and his drive to make great knives for happy cooks shot up. Needless to say, we’re VERY happy he didn’t give in to doubt.