Yoshikane knives, made by the Yoshida family, are highly treasured. They make both single bevel and double bevel knives. Mr. Tsuneo Yoshida is a 3rd generation bladesmith; his grandfather started to make kitchen knives in 1919. Mr.Tsuneo Yoshida was born in 1948 and has made kitchen knives since he graduated from high-school at the age of 18. His nephews, Kazuomi Yamamoto (born in 1973) and Masashi Yamamoto (born in 1976), work beside him, making each knife by hand. Each day, they begin their work early - at 6:30 in the morning.