"Iron is alive, it can live and it can die depending on the blacksmith."
Knife making is in Anryu-san's blood. His family started as knife makers in the early 1870's. He started apprenticing as a knife maker under his father, Katsutoshi Anryu, after graduating high school in 1959. He is a fourth-generation knife maker and has been working as a blacksmith for well over 50 years. Anryu-san is always striving to make better knives to please the cooks using them.