We are very excited to introduce you to a new smith who is making knives for the first time in his career. Kei Kobayashi has, up till now, been a very talented sharpener and finisher working for a couple of the top blacksmiths. But he recently branched out into knifemaking himself and these knives are the first of his offerings to reach these shores. These knives are true lasers and use excellent SG-2 steel. Add excellent handles and great fit and finish and you have a recipe for a very good knife.