More about Masashi
Masashi Yamamoto trained under his uncle, Mr Yoshida at Yoshikane. He has recently set up on his own, and from his workshop in Sanjo, Niigata, he produces knives of stunning quality.
Masashi works alone, attending to every process of his knives - the forging, sharpening, polishing and handle fitting. He even makes his own tools.
We think he looks a little like Christopher Walken.