We're excited to be the first US retailer to offer Gassan knives! These knives are made from Aogami #2 with stainless clad-steel under the name Gassan.
The name Gassan is originally the name of a famous and symbolic mountain in the west part of Tohoku area. The blacksmith has taken this famous mountain name into the business name and while their knives may not be well known in the whole of Japan they are certainly in the number one position in the Tohoku region.
Gassan makes each knife one by one with careful attention to detail and are well known for their excellent forging, heat-treating, and grinding which are all done in-house at their workshop.