The Tanaka family is a well-known knife-making family from Miki City. They have been in the business for more than 100 years. Shigeki Tanaka-san is a fourth-generation blacksmith. He trained in Takefu for three years and eventually joined his family's knife-making business in 1999. He mainly uses the VG10 and aogami#2 in his knives so you expect mastery and excellent heat treatment with this steel. Among the traditionally hand-crafted blades that we carry, Tanaka-san's knives is one of those that offer the best value.