Isamitsu Hamono is run by two young blacksmiths that worked under legendary Teruyasu Fujiwara. Abe-San and Kanatsu-San started their workshop in 2022. These knives are forged with Stainless Glad around Shirogami 1 carbon steel. They have been working with Shirogami 1 for years at Fujiwara’s workshop, so they are definitely getting the best properties out of the steel. Their knives will be very similar to Fujiwara-San’s, but they tend to grind the blades slightly more even and thinner. The balance on this Gyuto is unreal! It’s super light and very thin behind the edge—one of our favourite knives in-store.