Yosimitu Kajiya (Junichi Ide)

Yosimitu Kajiya (Junichi Ide)

Yosimitu Kajiya is a family run Kajiya (Smithery) in the small town of Shimabara, Nagasaki Prefecture and was established in 1937. The 3rd generation blacksmith Junichi Ide is a traditional blacksmith and does all stages of the blade making; free forging his blades from prewelded “Rikizai” steel and grinding the edge by hand. Placing the handleson the blades and the final sharpening are also all done in house.

Yosimitu Kajiya has always specialised in kitchen knives but also makes tools for the local agricultural and fishing and woodworking industry. 

Junichi Ide wants to make sharp knives for everyone to use, Yosimitu Kajiya knives are thin, strong, rustic and built for daily use.

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