Saji, Takeshi

Takeshi Saji is a third generation blacksmith and began making knives in 1966. in 1992 he was certified as Dentoukougeishi or "Traditional Master Craftsman" by the Japanese Ministry of International Trade & Industry. Takeshi is considered the leading bladesmith of the Echizen region of Japan and hand forges his outdoor knives from Shirogami #2 white carbon steel.