"I have never forgotten my gratitude when I learned the tradition of Sanjo blacksmithing, including the master who taught me the technique and above all else, thanks to the wisdom of our predecessors."
Iizuka-san studied under the masters Naganori Nagashima and Iwasaki Shigeyoshi. Starting with straight razors he learned the basic techniques of handling steels and then moved to serious knife making with the legendary Nagashima-san.
Shigefusa knives are highly regarded within the knife enthusiasts community as they are considered some of the best knives out there performance and aesthetics wise. These knives are on the rarer side as it takes years to produce a few batches.