Yoshimi Kato is the son of Hiroshi Kato and has worked for his father for many years. He recently took over the business and is still making quality knives for us as before. Kato-San works at Takefu Knife Village co-operative. He makes a number of different knives under different names including Kanehiro and Masakage. This is somewhat common with many of the blacksmiths that work in small shops and lack the distribution and contacts to sell directly to the public.