Keijiro Doi is a master blacksmith from the city of Sakai and makes traditional Japanese knives by hand forging. We are proud to offer these excellent quality knives by the 80 year old master. Doi-san retired last year but Takayuki stock piled his knives for over a decade so they still have inventory of them. They will slowly sell out as they run out.
I purchased the 180mm deba and fell in love with it,so I decided to complete the set once they became available. Just like the deba,it was beautiful and sharp,but took some work to get it really where it needs to be. A few uses and a couple of sharpening and it is almost perfect. The main thing was getting used to it. For the last 6 months I have been using a much lighter yanagi with a ho wood handle and the weight and balance difference on this knife was enough to make it feel very awkward. Now. I’m getting used to it and love it.