In order to create Echizen Japan Knife series, we unify the latest technology and the experience of hizukuri forging developed by craftsmen in Echizen history.
Heat the both steel and cutting steel until 800 Celsius to forge it into a shape.
Chop the steel to sandwich the cutting steel between the steel and forge them to unify (integrate).
Shape a flat surface and cut it off at the right length for one piece.
Flatten the shaft, which goes into the handle slit.
Forge it more with a special tool called Belt Hammer.
Re-heat it until about 800 Celsius and cool it down naturally to stabilize the steel structure.
Remove the dirt and smoothen it more with a belt hammer.
Hammer it lightly to straighten and reshape.
Cut the edge to modify the shape.
Put the mud on the blade, and repeat heating and cooling several times.
Heat it with 150~220 Celsius for 30 minutes to stricken it and gradually cool it down with the room temperature.
Sand it with rough whetstone to modify the shape and sharpen the edge with fine whetstone until the edge become sharp.
Carefully sharpen the blade.
Polish it with blurring machine until it gets burnished.