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 Aogami Super Gyuto 250mm
Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Gyuto 250mm

Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Gyuto 250mm

$325.00

Steel: Aogami Super (Super Blue)  HRC: 64 Construction: Soft carbon Damascus Clad   Length: 250x52mm 5.15mm Spine at heel  Finish: Kurouchi Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto  Handle: Koa with Red Maple Burl Spacer 


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Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Gyuto 210mm
Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Gyuto 210mm

Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Gyuto 210mm

$300.00

Steel: Aogami Super (Super Blue)  HRC: 64 Construction: Soft carbon Damascus Clad   Length: 219x51mm 4.90mm Spine at heel  Finish: Kurouchi Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto  Handle: Blue Maple Burl with Blue G10 Spacer 


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Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Gyuto 210mm
Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Gyuto 210mm

Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Gyuto 210mm

$300.00

Steel: Aogami Super (Super Blue)  HRC: 64 Construction: Soft carbon Damascus Clad   Length: 220x51mm 4.44mm Spine at heel  Finish: Kurouchi Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto  Handle: Spalted Oak with Teal Box Elder Spacer 


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Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Gyuto 250mm
Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Gyuto 250mm

Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Gyuto 250mm

$300.00

Steel: Aogami Super (Super Blue)  HRC: 64 Construction: Soft carbon Damascus Clad   Length: 250x52mm 4.84mm Spine at heel  Finish: Kurouchi Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto  Handle: Multiwood Koa, Box Elder, and Curly Maple with G10 Spacers


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Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Nakiri 165mm
Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Nakiri 165mm

Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Nakiri 165mm

$245.00

Steel: Aogami Super (Super Blue)  HRC: 64 Construction: Soft carbon Damascus Clad   Length: 165x53mm 4.66mm Spine at heel  Finish: Kurouchi Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto  Handle: Multiwood Koa, Box Elder, and Curly Maple with G10 Spacers


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Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Gyuto 210mm
Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Gyuto 210mm

Nao Yamamoto Aogami Super Gyuto 210mm

$300.00

Steel: Aogami Super (Super Blue)  HRC: 64 Construction: Soft carbon Damascus Clad   Length: 216x51mm 5.10mm Spine at heel  Finish: Kurouchi Blacksmith: Nao Yamamoto  Handle: Koa with Red G10 Spacer 


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