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 240mm Gyuto with Custom Handle
Nao Yamamoto 240mm Gyuto with Custom Handle

Nao Yamamoto 240mm Gyuto with Custom Handle

$425.00

Steel: Aogami Super with Carbon Damascus Cladding HRC: 63 Construction: Kurouchi Tsuchime Damascus Sanmai Length: 245x53mm 4.44mm Spine at heel Finish: Kurouchi Tsuchime Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto Handle: Redwood Burl and Box Elder Bolster


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Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle

Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle

$375.00

Steel: Aogami Super with Carbon Damascus Cladding HRC: 63 Construction: Kurouchi Tsuchime Damascus Sanmai Length: 215x51mm 4.29mm Spine at heel Finish: Kurouchi Tsuchime Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto Handle: Teal Quilted Maple with Box Elder


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Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle

Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle

$375.00

Steel: Aogami Super with Carbon Damascus Cladding HRC: 63 Construction: Kurouchi Tsuchime Damascus Sanmai Length: 215x51mm 4.17mm Spine at heel Finish: Kurouchi Tsuchime Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto Handle: Red Maple Burl and Bog Oak Spacer


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Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle

Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle

$375.00

Steel: Aogami Super with Carbon Damascus Cladding HRC: 63 Construction: Kurouchi Tsuchime Damascus Sanmai Length: 215x51mm 4.82mm Spine at heel Finish: Kurouchi Tsuchime Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto Handle: Gray Box Elder Burl and Box Elder Bolster


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Nao Yamamoto 240mm Gyuto with Custom Handle

Nao Yamamoto 240mm Gyuto with Custom Handle

$425.00

Steel: Aogami Super with Carbon Damascus Cladding HRC: 63 Construction: Kurouchi Tsuchime Damascus Sanmai Length: 245x52mm 4.67mm Spine at heel Finish: Kurouchi Tsuchime Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto Handle: Spalted Tamarind and Bog Oak Bolster


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Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle
Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle

Nao Yamamoto 210mm Gyuto with Custom Handle

$375.00

Steel: Aogami Super with Carbon Damascus Cladding HRC: 63 Construction: Kurouchi Tsuchime Damascus Sanmai Length: 215x51mm 5.27mm Spine at heel Finish: Kurouchi Tsuchime Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto Handle: Black Box Elder Burl and Ebony Bolster


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