Hinoura Hamono 日野浦刃物

Hinoura Hamono is a knife making workshop by Tsukasa Hinoura (日野浦 司) & Mutsumi Hinoura (日野浦 睦), the father and son team. Knife making by Hinoura can be traced back to Meiji era when first generation Hinoura, Shintaro Hinoura founded the knife forging business. Having moved to Sanjo city in Niigata in 1912, the Hinouras have been making knives there for over 100 years. Tsukasa Hinoura is a very discerning and low profile Echigo forgesmith, who is high respected by top tier knife artisans in Japan. Taking over the family career at around age of 22 back in 1978, he excelled in every level and his works are greatly admired by artisans in Sanjo, not only because of the beauty of his knives, but also his expression of that artisan soul. His son, Mutsumi Hinoura entered the lifelong career of bladesmithing in 2001, and the father and son team have been making knives that are highly valued in both Japan and overseas. Read more about Hinoura

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