The Yahiko Ginsan line of knives is made for us exclusively by Nao Yamamoto, who is a 40-year-old blacksmith residing in Echizen, Japan. He had worked under Mr. Azai and after his death, Nao took over Mr. Azaiís factory 5 years ago along with his brother-in-law who works under him.
He became Dentokougeishi last year. He is a member of Takefu Knife Village, but his factory is independent.
Weight: 6.3 ounces
Blade Length: 165 mm
Total Length: 319mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.93 mm
Blade Height: 53.52 mm