Shibata Knives

shiba.jpgMaster knife sharpener and Masakage founder Takayuki Shibata recently launched his own Koutetsu line of knives. The blades are laser-thin, hand-forged powdered stainless clad steel with morado and ebony handles. Shibata-san believe that form follows function, and that performance is an art, hence his motto: Art over beauty.