Echigo blacksmith, Tsukasa Hinoura is the third-generation of his family to become a blacksmith. In addition to inheriting his family’s trade name “Ajigataya”, he decided that will also produce his own original line of knives under the brand name “Tsukasa”. Hinoura San has committed himself to finding his own unique way to best express his skill and passion for knife making. Our first impression of Master Hinoura’s knives brings sense of artistic perfection. His knives are perfect with beautiful seamless lines and form, no sharp corners, no distortion, no gaps etc.