How Japanese Knives Are Made With Japan's RAREST Steel

  • Am Vor 9 Monate

    Japan Go!Japan Go!

    How are Japanese knives made? With the same techniques used to craft katana (samurai swords), modern Japanese knives are some of the highest quality in the world. They don't break or bend, they can slice through anything like butter and they're a beauty to behold.

    This video was filmed at Hirata Blacksmiths (平田鍛刀場) on the outskirts of Tokyo. Sukehira Hirata and Nodoka Hirata are a married couple who craft not only Japanese blades, but blades made of the rarest steel in Japan. In fact, this is one of 3 workshops in the whole country, still producing the legendary Tamahagane steel (玉鋼).

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YOU CAN ORDER THESE KNIVES HERE: https://mokomimi1027.wixsite.com/my-site-2 They don't really speak any English but are more than happy to exchange emails via the help of Google translate and have been overwhelmed with how many orders they've received from foreign customers because of this video. Thank you so much everybody for showing support to this awesome family!

Vor 7 Monate
Nicish77
Nicish77

about $450 USD for a 5 inch knife, sounds about right with all the work put into them

Vor 15 Tage
Sonia Alvarez
Sonia Alvarez

@Ron Asp if you check their prices into dollars it seems pretty affordable.

Vor 28 Tage
Tatuzinho Tatuador
Tatuzinho Tatuador

ABRAÇOS DO BRASIL

Vor 29 Tage
Bahjat Alaadel
Bahjat Alaadel

Much credit to his wife, she runs the whole operation and the baby. I love how quiet all the machinery is. It's a commitment of passion.

Vor 7 Monate
Jsweizston
Jsweizston

Do you know how loud a power hammer is? Even a small one like that is loud. Not to mention hammering hot steel on a wet anvil makes popping noises which are loud.

Vor 23 Stunden
クルズ
クルズ

@KuroReanimation Huh. Is it possible to prevent hearing loss by like covering the ears or something? lol

Vor 13 Tage
Auniket Prantor
Auniket Prantor

@Me a

Vor 27 Tage
Danni Catzer
Danni Catzer

Yeah no point that dude being there he's just getting in her way, she don't need no man..

Vor 2 Monate
👺samurai boi
👺samurai boi

@Nick i think its more expensive than that

Vor 2 Monate
Deus Dei
Deus Dei

Man this is so beautiful, the family, the work. I wish them all the joy and health in the world, very awesome people.

Vor 4 Monate
ODIN Force
ODIN Force

@Cam W Thank you. It's called testicular cancer.

Vor 4 Monate
Cam W
Cam W

they really need good health, I haven't seen him wear any respiratory protection

Vor 4 Monate
CVIN13
CVIN13

I really hope to buy one of these one day. You're obviously getting a quality product but, more than that, you're helping perpetuate this beautiful art.

Vor 3 Monate
Chris
Chris

@Foreskin Smuggler 500-600$ is a reasonable price for such a high quality knife

Vor 8 Tage
scrki
scrki

the knife is more valuable than paper money thats for sure

Vor Monat
Foreskin Smuggler
Foreskin Smuggler

There's a link to their shop in the description. You can go from 5/600$ for a knife to 12k $ - 2 years delivery time for a katana 😁

Vor Monat
David Sammel
David Sammel

Lovely video respectfully made with a deep appreciation for this artist's work and ethos. The artist/maker is more of a zen master than a mere knife fabricator. His life philosophy and his relationship with his family are both exemplary. Loved it!

Vor 5 Monate
Jason H
Jason H

Much admiration and respect to this family working together to create such a thing. A combination of art and science. It seems the entire Japanese culture revolves around striving for perfection. A noble endeavor to always want to do better.

Vor 3 Monate
don
don

A family of artists! I hope the Japanese culture never, ever dies.

Vor 7 Monate
Alde Wise
Alde Wise

Little boy says hi

Vor 5 Tage
don
don

@BornIn1500 I am very far from being a leftist.

Vor Monat
Danar Analengpe
Danar Analengpe

@Active Every Day and otaku culture too

Vor 3 Monate
Josh E
Josh E

Excellent video, and well-made, too. Brings a whole new perspective of the word "hand-made" for me. Sukehira and his family look happy. It is my hope they continue this wonderful tradition for years to come.

Vor 4 Monate
MR BL
MR BL

Thank you for sharing this. It really raised my awareness to the respectable works of a Blacksmith. Thank you for showing the world the wonderful family of Mr. Sukehira. I hope they will have a lot of people to share their masterpiece.

Vor 3 Monate
Bruce Baldwin
Bruce Baldwin

Amazing work of art! They are so dedicated to keeping this style of craftsmanship alive. If I could afford one it would truly be an honor to own.

Vor 5 Monate
Oliver Gröger
Oliver Gröger

What an exceptional artist. I never saw that kind of manufacturing before and it is truly amazing. What an honor it must be to be able to get hold on to one of those masterpieces. I especially like the constant and complete awareness of the moment of all the people involved in the creation of this knife. Truly inspiring.

Vor 5 Monate
MrBernard1027
MrBernard1027

I am so impressed. Much respect to you both. You could see the love and respect through out the entire video.

Vor 21 Tag
Paul Homsy
Paul Homsy

Great video, excellent photography. The topic is fascinating and this already rare art is rendered more interesting with the inclusion of the maker and his wife's views and their focus to produce something of very high quality. The several steps required to achieve the fine result underscore how involved the entire process is.

Vor 5 Monate
stephen vail/iow
stephen vail/iow

Simply wonderful. The skill, dedication and the overall philosophy is exactly what human beings can bring to the party. Very rarely achieved but truly fantastic to witness.

Vor 4 Monate
Sean McCarron
Sean McCarron

30mins well spent! What a tribute to an amazing culture, tradition, and family business! Like many things that have been replaced by modern technology, this vid is a reminder that "easier" and "cheaper" is rarely a recipe for prideful and true beauty.

Vor 4 Monate
G 300d
G 300d

It is amazing. They are a dedicated couple who are passionate about their skills. I want to say I have great respect for such people and to wish them both success in their business together.

Vor 5 Monate
Lovely Jubbly
Lovely Jubbly

Wonderful, wonderful video, the man is an artist with his heart and soul in his proffession, I have always loved knives as an artform, even as a kid, the Japanese workmanship leaves the rest of the world to wonder. I am honoured to be privaledged to see this Master at work, awesome, I mention all this as I know I would never be able to afford a hand made Japanese blade. They will eventually become priceless.

Vor 2 Monate
sierradelta07
sierradelta07

This is next level. So fascinating to watch. I can appreciate the time dedication and skills involved here and only wish I could afford these precision implements in order to keep these skills alive for many more generations. Thanks for showing and sharing your skills.

Vor 4 Monate
Mountain Man
Mountain Man

I love everything about this guy and his hard working family. The steel turned out awesome.

Vor 3 Monate
S K
S K

This is honestly one of my new favorite videos on YouTube. This was perfect and so relaxing, and watching the care and effort is just astounding. When i have the money to, I want to fill all my needs with fine craftsmanship like this to support the blacksmiths and make sure they continue doing this amazing work.

Vor 6 Monate
Master K
Master K

Ikr

Vor 4 Monate
Blaine Landers
Blaine Landers

Thank you Sukehira and family for sharing. I hope your art and craftmanship prosper into the future.

Vor 5 Monate
Blip sangit
Blip sangit

I've always wanted to learn this. I might have to reach out to a blacksmith in Japan and go over and learn this beautiful art.

Vor 4 Monate
francisjtuk
francisjtuk

This has got to be the most Japanese process I've ever seen in my life - total perfection. Brilliant and one day I would love to own one.

Vor 4 Monate
Jong P
Jong P

Truly amazing culture and craftsman's or artist's mindset. I'll definitely order their knives! I think it'll be so meaningful!

Vor 4 Monate
alexander marken
alexander marken

Having one of his blades would be a form of honour in my opinion. He and his Wife are incredible people and from how she describes working with her Husband you can tell his skill reflects on her as well. She spoke about helping with love and humility and he in return shows his wife that same honour and humility by being the best he can. I hope these crafts stay with the world forever.

Vor 7 Monate
Nick Savage
Nick Savage

watching them painstakingly carefully sign the blade was heart warming

Vor 3 Monate
Chronyk.2987
Chronyk.2987

The craft will. Sadly the methods will not. This is horribly inefficient in today's society, and a blade like that, taken care of properly will last forever, which is the exact opposite what our capitalistic consumerist society demands today.

Vor 3 Monate
Chad Simmons
Chad Simmons

The most rare steel on earth is made from meteorite, that stuff will cost you a lot of money

Vor 4 Monate
Jacques B
Jacques B

indeed it would be an great honor

Vor 4 Monate
Stu Jones
Stu Jones

well said it would be an honor.. japanese quality is up there with the best in the world,you cant mass produce what this Master craftsman made

Vor 4 Monate
GeoffGames
GeoffGames

Was awesome seeing them work together to make this amazing knife!

Vor 4 Monate
Michael Knight
Michael Knight

I have a japanese style kitchen knife and I absolutely love it. It isn't one of these expensive ones but it is japanese style and it works great.

Vor 5 Monate
JPezzy -
JPezzy -

This further confirms my respects for Japanese craftsmen and all craftsmen that create amazing products

Vor 4 Monate
Darren O
Darren O

Incredable craftsmanship. Its great to see old methods being kept alive. God bless

Vor 5 Monate
Andrea Garcia
Andrea Garcia

Extraordinary, this families passion is something out of this world. Beautifully designed!! It’s so freaking amazing how they are keeping this tradition , I pray their kids, and their kids- -kids will continue this craft . I’d Love to see them make a video honoring their parents and ancestors on keeping this practice alive!🙏🏽🙏🏽🔥🔥🔥👍🏽

Vor 6 Monate
Andrea Garcia
Andrea Garcia

@Aytakta yeah that’s sounds about right, but we can still hope and pray that things will continue to stay as they were meant too. 🙏🏽 God Bless you All !!!🙌🏾

Vor 3 Monate
Aytakta
Aytakta

The saddest part is that they-re not ,from laborious jobs like this to delicate jobs like traditional doll making,the younger generations are leaving the traditions behind to follow less suffering careers as salary men or getting degrees. Even simple family business that were passed through generations 2,3,4 decades ago are getting closed because the patriarch of the business knows that theres is no future in keeping it going,because of how everything today is mass produced and simplified to the minimum level of complication.

Vor 3 Monate
Timothy Mahoney
Timothy Mahoney

I'm completely blown away by this awesome Artisan and his wife, there team work is awe inspiring. The craftsmanship is incredible!!!

Vor 4 Monate
W Pontius
W Pontius

That little baby is a cuteness overload!! I have great admiration and fascination for the Japanese culture, people, and history. Their work ethic is something I've never come even close too. Sad that these ancient techniques and crafts are dying. Found the artisan's website wanting to buy a knife, cannot afford it.

Vor 4 Monate
Judas Tamad
Judas Tamad

I always recognized the works and dedication of Japanese products. It came with quality and durability. Kudos to the whole family working together to run the business.

Vor 2 Monate
Andy Willis
Andy Willis

this guy and his wife are probably top 5 blacksmiths in Japan but they are the humblest people i have ever seen. mad respect and big thanks for allowing us to see their process

Vor 2 Monate
Chris
Chris

I love this about the Japanese people. Theyre always polite and humble.

Vor 8 Tage
Kris Steel
Kris Steel

What a lovely family.  As a full time knife maker myself I sympathise with the job as its not one a lot of people jump into to that level, lots of part time, very talented knife makers in Australia but probably only a handful that are able to support themselves just on the work alone. A lot of people do seem to be critical of the steel, which is somewhat unwarranted as whenever i purchase steel I make sure to find a reputable sales point, a good company that makes it and the necessary paperwork of its origin.  This fella just took that one step further by making it in his workshop He knows exactly what it is, exactly where it came from an how to heat treat it based off the results. This is not a process that is common anywhere in the world and much less by two people as the vast industrial processes used to make modern steels involves millions in equipment, dozens of people, huge amounts of metallurgy and isn't something accessible to most people if they wanted to make steel in their backyard.  At least take a moment to honour his efforts in the sense that he is able to take that back into sole ownership and independent manufacturer

Vor 7 Monate
Peter Lorimer
Peter Lorimer

Totally agree. I have ended up sticking with a steel largely because of the supplier and manufacturer reputation. D2 by the way. I don't think there is enough time left in my working life to learn the foundry skills. We do have good iron sand here in NZ though. Not sure if it was bad translation but he talked of coal when they were adding charcoal. Perhaps they started the initial furnace with coal. Good luck with your business.

Vor 5 Monate
LinksRoyal
LinksRoyal

well said!

Vor 6 Monate
sirmontag
sirmontag

Making knives, I frequently hear the joke that the best way to make a million as a knifemaker is to start with two million :) I enjoy making knives part time, but going full time and making a living for it is an incredibly difficult thing to do, great respect for anyone that can pull it off. And Sukehira and his wife are amazing for being able to pull it off with a process as difficult as this one. The fact that he's mastered the entire process from raw ore to knife is just mind bending. I hope other people value it like it should and support him and his family, skill like this is truly rare in this world.

Vor 7 Monate
Pablo Ferrero
Pablo Ferrero

Es maravilloso el arte de la producción de acero japonés, siempre estuve fascinado por su técnica y presición. Lo único que puedo decir es gracias por compartir tu sabiduría y tu trabajo. Felicitaciones a tu esposa, que es la que amalgama todo.

Vor Monat
ILIYAN IVANOV
ILIYAN IVANOV

Thanks JapanGo! for this amazing forging tale and on top of that what a lovely Japanese family!

Vor 4 Monate
Mr KCA
Mr KCA

Japanese people are so fascinating, beautiful, and such a rich history!! Wishing this couple nothing but love and prosperity ❤💝

Vor 3 Monate
Milken
Milken

Brilliant craftsman, I appreciate your total dedication to your work!!

Vor 21 Tag
Dan M
Dan M

What an amazing and honorable family. I wish there places locally I could take classes to learn this type of craftsmanship. It’s easy to make a knife, but to make one of such perfection is extremely laboring. Even learning the woodworking the Japanese artisans do is break taking to watch. I wish America had this type of passion and the youth had the passion to learn it.

Vor 6 Monate
Bruno van Dooren
Bruno van Dooren

There are places and people you can go to in the US, to learn this actual thing. Ric Furrer and Wayne Portratz to name but 2.

Vor 3 Monate
Jose Alegria
Jose Alegria

If there is an apprenticeship out there for things like this I would be very interested.

Vor 4 Monate
My Name
My Name

Thank you so much for your family’s hard work and dedication to your craft .

Vor Monat
Nguyen Duy
Nguyen Duy

I have always loved Japanese traditional techniques, the blacksmith, ceramic, food... etc

Vor 5 Monate
benjaminniemczyk
benjaminniemczyk

Amazing. I cannot believe they just stand there in front of all this fire! Only small gloves on and minimal protection! Frightening and impressive all at once. True masters.

Vor 4 Monate
Reginaldo Robson
Reginaldo Robson

Que arte maravilhosa! E como amo essa cultura !

Vor 4 Monate
Mark Berman
Mark Berman

Você e eu !!!!!

Vor 4 Monate
Lott tatarko
Lott tatarko

I really like how you run your business I know it takes an enormous amount of patience and effort to make sure a good company succeeds.i an a world class welder in texas usa but I have always wanted to be able to make a Japanese sword. I love your videos thank you.

Vor 4 Monate
irishemperor
irishemperor

I was in university in Tokyo 20 years ago, the number of registered Japanese swordsmiths had already fallen from 300 to 188 since 1989; it would've been amazing to do an apprenticeship, but they used to last 5 years and were completely unpaid. These days a lot of those skilled old guys will have retired or passed on but he says the number is back up to 300.

Vor 5 Monate
Aly Shadap
Aly Shadap

Wonderful to watch a craftsman carry on this ancient tradition and keeping this heritage alive. May his tribe increase.

Vor 19 Tage
Domel XX
Domel XX

Great job good to see young family keeps traditional techniques alive Wish you guys all best from Canada

Vor 4 Monate
Joe T
Joe T

Not gonna lie the swordsmith and his wife, even for that brief moment of introduction seemd so professionally poised I thought the baby was about to introduce itself 🤣. But me a 36 year old is very interested in the technique and I can definitely see the importance of the process and why it's held in such a high regard to those that respect the craft over the money

Vor 5 Monate
Thunder Dick
Thunder Dick

Japanese craftsman are incredible the pride they take in the work they do is equally incredible

Vor 7 Monate
ניין
ניין

@Verdigo let me clear this. First, I meant that how there's always this one comment where it says something offensive towards Americans and one American enters the chat and then everyone makes fun of ths American and other Americans join blah blah You get the point? And secondly, I wasn't talking about which one is better nor did the commenter did since he only said that they take pride in their work. Didn't say something magical or which is better. It might be on another comment but not in here. That's all I have to say.

Vor 6 Monate
ניין
ניין

@Verdigo why stop japan this japan that when this video is LITERALLY about japan? And NO WHERE related to America.....

Vor 6 Monate
Aaronovski
Aaronovski

Japanese products normally bad here where I live , rather buy from Europe or America where quality is just better

Vor 6 Monate
Michael Carter
Michael Carter

This was amazing! The blade is absolutely stunning! As someone who is very interested in blacksmithing and actually made a forge. I will tell you, even though you know it's difficult and takes a lot of work, holy crap! You have no true idea until you try! I made one blade from a broken file, was actually fairly easy. I wanted to make Damascus, so I ordered some 15N20 and 1075 steel, tacked it up and threw it in the forge! Once it was glowing a dull yellow I pulled it out and forged welded it together, was pretty easy. Threw it back in and waited. Once it was back up to heat I pulled it back out excited to start stretching and folding! Went to hammering and holy crap! Using a four pound hammer over about a hour I basically got nowhere! It really puts how labor intensive blacksmithing really is! I mean I've been a welder/Fabricator for over a decade now so I'm use to hard work, but this is completely different! Showed me that I either need a way bigger hammer or that I need to build a power hammer lol.

Vor 5 Monate
Seminky
Seminky

Holy crap

Vor 4 Monate
Reckless
Reckless

Very nicely done, thank you for sharing your craft with us

Vor 3 Monate
Michael Knight
Michael Knight

I really love how japanese craftsmen are so humble. When I am teaching i feel the same way. I could always improve.

Vor 5 Monate
EVO9_ SL,UT
EVO9_ SL,UT

I want to visit Japan someday with my wife/children so badly. Listening to him speak about their long history of being so connected to the world around them, their personal values/ethics, and genuinely considering others is very admirable to me. Americans are mostly very different I feel. We view compassion for others and being deeply connected to our surroundings as a weakness the majority of the time, & I couldn’t disagree more. Thank you for this video.

Vor 5 Monate
Jack Welborn
Jack Welborn

It's a shame this art is dying it's an amazing process you can see the passion he has for his Craftsmanship I always found it extremely fascinating how they create such art with metal

Vor 6 Monate
Marvin Gulanes
Marvin Gulanes

@NGCAstronerd more an adaptation due to manpower issues

Vor 4 Monate
NGCAstronerd
NGCAstronerd

The forge they used was modern though. Unless I'm mistaken, traditional forges were built from clay. The whole thing would be demolished in the end to retrieve the tama hagane.

Vor 5 Monate
Eliezer Mendez
Eliezer Mendez

Hermosa cultura! A esto le llamo perfección 👌

Vor 3 Monate
Anon_Ms
Anon_Ms

How sad this art is being lost. Thank you for preserving these skills for us to witness! Spirit comes back to life in this way.

Vor 4 Monate
Laszlo de Simon
Laszlo de Simon

Amazing documentary of a beautiful tradition and craft! Thank you for sharing!

Vor 5 Monate
Todd Fraisure
Todd Fraisure

Very, very interesting watching the skill and dedication to the ancient art. It's not right that he has to make a low profit for such a skilled art. I have a Tamahagane 7 inch cleaver that my friend brought back from Japan for my 50th birthday. It's very difficult to sharpen but I've only had it done by a professional 3 times in 12 years. You also need a quality ceramic square rod to align the edge. Not an obsidian scalpel edge but then nothing matches obsidian edge that cut me deep just trying to pick up a tiny piece. I wonder what he charges for his knives.

Vor 4 Monate
Carl Griffith
Carl Griffith

A true artisan! I really enjoyed the video and you could sense the honesty and comittment of both the husband and wife to produce really one of a kind blades. Thank you for this video.

Vor 6 Monate
Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher

Imagine how this would transform your meal preparation? Every time you took this knife out to cut something you'd really appreciate the work that went into its creation. Then add to it a handmade plate or bowl to eat your meal out of. Everyday stuff just became so much more meaningful!

Vor 5 Monate
JP Colin Design
JP Colin Design

Stunning. Beautiful. Each blade is a work of art. I am a visual artist and a martial artist, and I am in awe of the people who make these blades. Thanks for the video. Be well.

Vor 4 Monate
Aheront
Aheront

I really hope to buy one of these one day. You're obviously getting a quality product but, more than that, you're helping perpetuate this beautiful art.

Vor Monat
Greencloud
Greencloud

This guys is an artist and that knife is his art. Simply amazing!

Vor 4 Monate
Aldo
Aldo

I love his passion. He lives for his creation and he's truly a master at his art. This is the way it should be! Old-school hand crafted from love and a desire to make it better each time. It's something that can't be taught or bought!

Vor 6 Monate
Zac Miller
Zac Miller

Beautiful! I have so much respect for that family, so humble and respectful. I’d do anything to go there and only wish I could have him make me a blade. Not for the kitchen but for bushcraft. That would be something. Mister if you see this I’m begging you to contact me!

Vor 4 Monate
desertaxe
desertaxe

they deserve huge respect and also big money for this excellent craft! 🤔

Vor 5 Monate
Dejaya8 Ahora
Dejaya8 Ahora

My first time watching these videos. Thank you for sharing with us novices. Beautiful work/art forms.

Vor 2 Monate
Blu Cheer
Blu Cheer

I love how the two work as a team…. Very awesome

Vor 5 Monate
Nanogrip
Nanogrip

Absolutely a work of art that they are making! From the beginning to the end! I completely understand the marvels and wonders of the modern manufacturing world, that itself is also very amazing, but to see knives done the traditional way where they have direct involvement in quality (very high quality!) assurance, nothing can ever beat that. Thank you Japan Go! for this video! Greetings from the tiny islands of Palau in the Pacific!

Vor 7 Monate
prodigypenn
prodigypenn

@김영준 This isn't even really tamahagane, it's just bloom steel, suitable only for small things like knives. Tamahagane is the stuff that can be used to make swords out of, in the traditional bloom furnace they make a massive chunk, of which a small fraction of it is tamahagane.

Vor 4 Monate
김영준
김영준

@Verdigo glad someone said it. Ppl dont understand tamahagane steel and how low quality it actually is. Is an awesome feat however creating a decent steel from so lowgrade iron. But yea even Middleage western steel (crucible steel) is far superior steel. What id love to see is japanese craftsmen with this astonishing knife/sword making skills start using perfect steel and then make masterworks from that instead of keep using inferior steel in their otherwise wonderful creations.

Vor 5 Monate
YouTube Connolly family
YouTube Connolly family

I have watched blades be forged before but this was just mesmerizing to watch. If I ever owned such a blade I would just hang it up To show it off. Beautiful

Vor 5 Monate
Omnom
Omnom

I am just in awe, this was truly incredible to witness, what talent, commitment, and persistence!

Vor 20 Tage
sabelch
sabelch

I can understand and appreciated the unique, artisinal qualities of this small-batch, handmade steel and the resulting forged blade. But I highly doubt tamahagane is higher quality than the many industrially produced steels. Look at the raw, chunks coming out of the furnace--they've got all kinds of impurities unevenly distributed through them.

Vor 4 Monate
Ashley Coles
Ashley Coles

You’re absolutely right, Tamahagane is surrounded by myth, it’s pretty close to 1070 carbon steel and is nothing special at all, and does not perform as well as more modern steels.

Vor 4 Monate
Revan 638
Revan 638

industrially produced steel will get molten inside of a big offen and the slag (non metal) will be floating on top you will still have some other produkts in the steel but most of it will 0.01% depeanding on what kind of steel you want and need there will mix in some other metals For example if you add crohm you get stainless steel

Vor 4 Monate
Howard Pautz
Howard Pautz

What wonderful people and very inspiring to watch them working with earth, fire, water, wind - and heart. thank you!

Vor 4 Monate
C Ritter
C Ritter

Kudos to them for working together. Great craftsmanship and skill!

Vor 5 Tage
LEO420
LEO420

You know why they are so well made?! Passion and soul!!

Vor 5 Monate
PUBG Gaming
PUBG Gaming

craftsmanship at it's finest & Quality over Quantity 💖

Vor 5 Monate
Adrian Rosario
Adrian Rosario

That was incredible to watch. Thank you for sharing this wonderful video.

Vor 5 Monate
ryanusa
ryanusa

That is not a knife, this man created a piece of art! It is priceless!

Vor 7 Monate
Sean IssoFresh
Sean IssoFresh

@husnain mehar how so?

Vor 4 Monate
husnain mehar
husnain mehar

@Sean IssoFresh I will make it for you $600

Vor 4 Monate
Papa Gundam
Papa Gundam

@Sean IssoFresh it will cost you arround 75000¥= $660.75.

Vor 5 Monate
4R NORTHWEST
4R NORTHWEST

Actually it IS a knife, an expensive well made knife, and it is not priceless, it can be purchased with plain old ordinary boring money. And unlike art it’s made to be used. It would be a true shame for it to be treated like art. Like cutting boards made of fine woods by a master craftsman, I guarantee you he/she/it/them/they/zim/zer would absolutely want you to use it!🙄

Vor 5 Monate
ron ron
ron ron

nice words of yours and i agree 100% as they are keeping alive this culture and tradition but i am wondering if they have been paid as much as they deserve for doing all this art?? i guess Japanese Govt need to give them some kind of grant to keep their spirits up and let it live longer.

Vor 6 Monate
Tim Nafziger
Tim Nafziger

Totally amazing! I want to know this man--what a gifted artist! Beautiful work!!

Vor 3 Monate
John Smith
John Smith

Absolutly love how they work together and have their baby with them! Such a work of art!

Vor 4 Monate
Denys Vowell
Denys Vowell

His passion for the work, the commitment to the intrinsic character of the process, his devotion to it's nature and his drive to continue in the work is admirable. Having it a family business is splendid thinking since both daily commit to it's advancement. Sukehira Sensei and Nodoka give us all a blessing in sharing in the dedication of this ancient art form. "That we might these ancient forms, a little longer retain". (remembering Donn Draeger, Sensei). Best wishes in your continued success.

Vor 4 Monate
menatol
menatol

What an amazing and fascinating video, my 9 year old daughter is currently learning Japanese and we watched this together, what a beautiful art and creation explained as only Japanese do with passion and kindness…..someone has already stated it but I agree….and if I become considerate to others, there is no need to fight anymore….what a statement, that is why Japan and Japanese culture is so beautiful….the world could learn a lot from them….

Vor 3 Monate
William Dorrington
William Dorrington

Just love the Japanese work ethic and pasion.

Vor 4 Monate
Billy A Lanier
Billy A Lanier

esta série de vídeos é muito interessante, existem muitos vídeos desse tipo em kwai !!

Vor 18 Tage
Mango Mussolini
Mango Mussolini

True craftsmen and masters of their trade. Such meticulous, painstaking perfection of workmanship.

Vor 5 Monate
Marcoantonioretamoza67 Retamoza
Marcoantonioretamoza67 Retamoza

Desde México un saludo a Japón!!! Son grandes!!!

Vor 5 Monate
Isaac
Isaac

This is a very impressive process, and definitely takes an extraordinary amount of skill. It’s sad to realize that the art of blacksmithing is slowly dying; it is a true loss. That being said, tamahagane steel is not the super steel it’s often proclaimed to be. For the time it was created, it was a steel of excellent quality as it had less imperfections than other bloom steels. However, compared to modern steels, tamahagane is of average quality, similar to 1095 (though the carbon content can be somewhat higher). There is a legitimate reason it’s rarely made now. Some modern Japanese steels, such as blue and white paper steel, are extremely high quality, but those are not tamahagane.

Vor 7 Monate
Isaac
Isaac

@sirmontag this is true. I know bloom steels have been around for basically as long as tamahagane but the history and tradition that have been kept alive within tamahagane and it’s makers gives it a value far beyond its function. I wouldn’t buy a tamahagane blade if I were going to actually use it, but I would love to someday own one, if only for the historical significance

Vor 7 Monate
sirmontag
sirmontag

@JP - That's awesome!

Vor 7 Monate
JP
JP

@sirmontag Oh, we also build and maintain the blast furnaces for steel mills. Go figure.

Vor 7 Monate
JP
JP

@sirmontag And I think you should go back and read my comment you last replied to as well. I specifically stated that “on jobs” we use propane forges and steel ingots to make the rivets on site. But, during our apprenticeship we are taught this process “minus the iron sand” to forge tools, blades, rivets and a plethora of other things.

Vor 7 Monate
Alrukitaf
Alrukitaf

Proud keepers of a proud tradition. Lovely family, may they be blessed in all their endeavours.

Vor 5 Monate
Iluminado Eterno
Iluminado Eterno

Ajudo com like canais com vídeos interessantes , quando o vídeo tem um conteúdo agradável de se ver costumo compartilhar , excelente vídeo , Parabéns pelo entretenimento que nos proporcionou . Esperamos contribuir com o nosso apoio junto a plataforma YouTube para mais conteúdos bem elaborados e criativos , um forte abraço . like e compartilhamento

Vor 23 Tage
Victor Pellizari
Victor Pellizari

Excelente trabajo deberían traducirlo al español latino xfavor Excelente documental

Vor 4 Monate
sunny gogoi
sunny gogoi

Things made out of Japanese tradition always teach a life lesson. 🤘🇯🇵

Vor 5 Monate
DARTH VAPER
DARTH VAPER

The sad part is the qualities of this steel can be replicated in factories so much easier. I love that the tradition is alive. But a kitchen knife made from CPM 3V that has been properly hardened (quenched) and tempered (depending on the length) would out perform this knife massively. Or the steel "magnacut" or a small daily edc blade

Vor 4 Monate
nerv 102
nerv 102

I came to say basically the same thing. Though i wouldn't make a kitchen knife from 3v. Now magnacut absolutely. But I'm still all for keeping tradtion alive. These are more about being a rare special artisan item than a high tech and easier to produce.

Vor 2 Monate
George Kern
George Kern

Incredible ancient craftsmanship Thank You for this video

Vor 3 Monate
Edgardo Magalso
Edgardo Magalso

Hi, Mr. Hirata often times I watch youtube Japan Go channel I really admire you and your wife helping each other forging a japanese pride knife, I hope someday I can visit your shop and personally congratulate you for doing such a great job, If you might need an apprentice I am much willing to work with you, and call you my master.

Vor 5 Monate
Eszter Katalin
Eszter Katalin

Woow, thank You for making this video. I am glad that such old traditions are still existing and are used.

Vor Monat
The Rx7 roadie BURPLE RX7
The Rx7 roadie BURPLE RX7

Very good video, I am glad to see younger people continuing these traditions, I know the likes of Alec Steele and other youtubers have attempted to recreate the Japanese style but it all comes from the source material and methods / tools Worth every penny

Vor 9 Monate
Japan Go!
Japan Go!

Thanks for watching! Yes I've found that these blades are so famous worldwide but you can only create them authentically if you have the right material. Considering only 3 workshops in Japan are still making Tamahagane steel, it's very rare indeed! - Julian

Vor 9 Monate
Peter O’Brien
Peter O’Brien

I’d love to buy some of his blades ! Just the amens amount of work ! And his love for it and it’s great to see his family enjoy too He’s a brave man with the angle grinder though 🤣

Vor 4 Monate
tyson sackett
tyson sackett

I don't know if someone will translate this. Keep doing a amazing job. I loved learning about your way's thank you both.

Vor 16 Tage
de icon
de icon

Yes he and his wife both are amazing and wonderfull, and his words "we use our souls to make them" i love and respect him and his family and also Japan.

Vor 3 Monate
SuperJeggo
SuperJeggo

The amount of work and patience it takes,,respect👍🤟

Vor 3 Monate

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