Hideo Kitaoka


Master Hideo Kitaoka is a third generation master blacksmith, and focuses solely on crafting flawless single bevel knives in the Takefu Knife Village. He has worked as a blacksmith for over 30 years, carrying on the knowledge he learnt from his father and great grandfather, also master blacksmiths. He specializes in Single Bevel knives for fish, and produces some of the finest work in this area of Japan.