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Suzuki-ya Santoku by Tadafusa / All Purpose Kitchen Knives
In 1948, a Sanjo blacksmith named Sone Torasaburo started the Tadafusa cutlery company to carry on the centuries-old metalworking traditions of the region. Using skills he had learned as an apprentice making hand forged measuring scales, he started by making sickles, fishing knives and even short swords. Eventually, he saw a need for kitchen knives for home and professional use, and Tadafusa has specialized in that trade ever since.
Today, the Tadafusa company has won numerous Japanese and international awards for quality and craftsmanship, and continues to make the highest quality hand forged kitchen knives to be sold all around the world.