Last place of real blacksmiths.
In Japan, there are 3 famous knife place, Seki 関, Sakai 堺 and Sanjo 三条.
関Seki is famous for large scale manufacturing. They make and sell a lot all over the world. They are good for stainless product.
堺Sakai is famous for business. They focus on marketing and sales. They use subcontractors to produce knives in other place.
三条Sanjo is famous for old style blacksmiths. They work at their home independently for generations. We don’t have big company, famous brand but we are proud of our craftsmanship.
Please enjoy the differences of 3 places, and last destination for knife journey should be Sanjo!