Katshushige Anryu is a famous blacksmith from Echizen and founder of the Takefu Knife Village Co-operative. Takumi Ikeda is an apprentice under Anryu San. As such, he has had much to live up to in terms of expectations and skills. We believe he has demonstrated his abilities perfectly with his new line of Super knives that you are seeing here. CKTG is active in supporting young blacksmiths who are coming up through the ranks and Ikeda San is a perfect example of our efforts to keep this unique craft alive.