"My name is Takayuki Shibata.
I make top-quality Japanese kitchen knives.
For home kitchen and professional chefs' use.
I design my knives for function, not for looks.
Thus my motto, "Art over Beauty.""
Takayuki Shibata is famous with chefs the world over due to his masterful grinding and sharpening techniques, resulting in blades that must be experienced to be truly appreciated (and believed).