Who is Ikeda Yoshikazu?
Ikeda Yoshikazu started apprenticing with his father in 1967 and began forging knives under the name Ikeda Tanrenjo in 1983. He is a legend in his field and one of the few incredible craftsmen of Sakai, Osaka Japan. To own a knife forged by Ikeda Yoshikazu is to own a functional work of art.
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To truly understand his exceptional craftsmanship you need to own and use his blades. Want the next best thing?
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Another article about Ikeda Yoshikazu: Japan Travel: Sakai Knife in the Making: Watch master craftsmen forging and sharpening a blade