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Anryu Hamono

Katsushige Anryu, the 4th generation artisan at Anryu Hamono in Echizen, Japan, began his journey in traditional knife-making in 1959 under his father, Katsutoshi Anryu. His workshop, founded by his great-grandfather Hansaburo Anryu in 1873, is renowned for its exquisite, hand-forged knives. Known for integrity and craftsmanship, Katsushige-san was elected chairman of the Takefu Knife Village Co-op and awarded a medal for his traditional craft work in 2015. Today, he works alongside his nephew, 5th generation Takumi Ikeda, continuing the legacy of creating beautiful, durable knives with unique designs.

Est. / Born: 1873
Location: Echizen