Tsutomu Kajihara knives are made in Tosa Japan. Mr. Kajihara is a third generation blacksmith and he is 64 years old. These knives are fantastic values since they're made with high quality Aogami #2 (Blue Paper #2)steel with good heat treatment and high hardness at HRC62. The handles on these knives are oval and are made of rosewood with ebony ferrules.
Fit and finish were pretty good,the transition from rosewood to ebony isn’t quite seamless but overall good. Blade had a nice edge out of the box but there’s room for improvement. I touched mine up with a softer ozuku asagi and was pleased with the results. Overall,a lot of knife for a reasonable price.