Tanaka Ginsan Tanaka knives are made in a small traditional work shop in Miki City, by Mr. Shigeki Tanaka. Each Tanaka knife is hand-forged in the traditional way, as it has been done for over a thousand years in Japan. Mr. Tanaka is a master Japanese knife blacksmith and he has a growing following in the USA. We were the first US company to import his knives and we think his knives offer great value with excellent performance and high quality at affordable prices. This line of knives is made of Ginsan steel which is high quality Hitachi stainless steel.