Yoshikazu Tanaka

Yoshikazu Tanaka is a blacksmith in Sakai, considered to be one of the best blacksmiths in the region. One thing that differentiates him from the other blacksmiths, is that he uses pine charcoal when he quenches knives, which heats the knives more slowly and gently. He also only forges 30 knives a day, which may sound like a lot but is actually half as many as a lot of blacksmiths. Additionally, he is one of only a few blacksmiths in Sakai who use a tempering kiln for tempering his knives.

 

Yoshikazu Tanaka is a blacksmith in Sakai, considered to be one of the best blacksmiths in the region. One thing that differentiates him from the other blacksmiths, is that he uses pine charcoal when he quenches knives, which heats the knives more slowly and gently. He also only forges 30 knives a day, which may sound like a lot but is actually half as many as a lot of blacksmiths. Additionally, he is one of only a few blacksmiths in Sakai who use a tempering kiln for tempering his knives.