Katsushige Anryu 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. The knives we are selling under his name are great examples of his work.
The Hammered Blue #2 line have a unique hand-hammered finish with a stainless clad and Aogami #2 (blue paper #2) steel core on the edge. He heat treats these knives in the HRC 62+- range.