Anryu makes his amazing knives in Takefu village. Knife making is in Anryu san’s blood. His family started as knives makers in the early 1870’s. He started apprenticing as a knife maker under his father, Katsutoshi Anryu, after graduating high school in 1959. He is a fourth generation knife maker and has been working as a blacksmith for well over 50 years. Amazing Anryu san is always striving to make better knives to please the cook using them. Katsushige Anryu is a blacksmith working in the storied knife making village of Takefu. Mr. Anryu has amassed over 50 years of experience which is evident in this 210mm gyuto from his hammered line. This Anryu Katsushige Hammered Aogami Clad Santoku have a great fit and finish. Anryu’s high performance grind, make this knife every bit the performer on the cutting board as well.