Born in 1979. After serving Masami Asai's (Echizen Marukatsu) apprenticeship, went thru further apprenticeship with Kamotou Hamono in Takefu. Several years ago, once again, worked with Mr. Asai and inherited his techniques and 'Echizen Marukatsu' inscription. Nao Yamamoto is most noteworthy blacksmith today. Manufactures from kitchen knives to short sword and his talent is seen in wide area. Selecting stainless like VG10 Damascus, or Shirogami and Aogami based on purpose of use. His knife shaped fish bone was awarded Ars prize in 2013 All Nippon Knife Show in Kobe.

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Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery
Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery

Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery

$475.00

Steel: Aogami Super with Carbon Damascus Cladding HRC: 63 Construction: Kurouchi Tsuchime Damascus Sanmai Length: 219x52mm 4.53mm Spine at heel Finish: Kurouchi Tsuchime Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto Handle: Mediterranean Ocean PiBrid by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nao Yamamoto 240mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery
Nao Yamamoto 240mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery

Nao Yamamoto 240mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery

$475.00

Steel: Aogami Super with Carbon Damascus Cladding HRC: 63 Construction: Kurouchi Tsuchime Damascus Sanmai Length: 246x52mm 4.91mm Spine at heel Finish: Kurouchi Tsuchime Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto Handle: Aurora PiBrid by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nao Yamamoto 240mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery

Nao Yamamoto 240mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery

$550.00

Steel: Aogami Super with Carbon Damascus Cladding HRC: 63 Construction: Kurouchi Tsuchime Damascus Sanmai Length: 249x53mm 4.89mm Spine at heel Finish: Kurouchi Tsuchime Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto Handle: Crimson Moon PiBrid by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nao Yamamoto 240mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery

Nao Yamamoto 240mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery

$550.00

Steel: Aogami Super with Carbon Damascus Cladding HRC: 63 Construction: Kurouchi Tsuchime Damascus Sanmai Length: 247x52mm 4.91mm Spine at heel Finish: Kurouchi Tsuchime Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto Handle: Koa Handle by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery

Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery

$475.00

Steel: Aogami Super with Carbon Damascus Cladding HRC: 63 Construction: Kurouchi Tsuchime Damascus Sanmai Length: 217x51mm 4.52mm Spine at heel Finish: Kurouchi Tsuchime Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto Handle: Taste the Rainbow PiBrid by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery

Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery

$475.00

Steel: Aogami Super with Carbon Damascus Cladding HRC: 63 Construction: Kurouchi Tsuchime Damascus Sanmai Length: 215x51mm 4.44mm Spine at heel Finish: Kurouchi Tsuchime Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto Handle: Pink Lady PiBrid by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery
Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery

Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle By Pie Cutlery

$475.00

Steel: Aogami Super with Carbon Damascus Cladding HRC: 63 Construction: Kurouchi Tsuchime Damascus Sanmai Length: 217x51mm 4.54mm Spine at heel Finish: Kurouchi Tsuchime Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto Handle: Lakers Purple PiBrid by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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