Yoshihiro Yauji Knives. We're always on the hunt for talented young blacksmiths and we were put in touch with Yoshihiro recently who works in Takefu Village. We're happy to be the first company in the United States to sell his knives. Yoshihiro has been making knives for a decade and these are beautiful examples of his work. This line features damascus clad steel made with Shirogami #2 core steel on the edge. The knives are heat treated to HRC is 61-62 and they sharpen easily with good edge retention. Spring 2021 he will become an independent craftsman and using the brand name Kutsurogi knives. We highly recommend them!