YAMAWAKU (Toshiro Wakui 3rd generation knife maker)
Yamawaku is a small smithy from Sanjo city (Niigata Prefecture), one of the famous regions for knife makers in Japan.
A number of young knife makers work in the Yamawaku forge. The knives are characterized by a particularly good price/quality ratio. The blades are made of Sanmai forged V-2 steel (60-61 HRc) which is a semi-rust resistant steel grade.
Each knife is handmade in the following way: