Master Artisan in Traditional Blacksmithing Arts, Mr. Keijiro Doi entered the world of Sakai City's traditional hand-forged knife crafting at the age of nineteen as an apprentice to his father, Kazuo Doi. Determined to master his chosen art, the younger Doi applied discipline and hard work to achieve the highest level of craftsmanship, perfecting his skill in the most challenging area of low temperature forging and producing the singularly sharp blades indispensable to professional chefs.
Master Doi lives and works by his motto, "A good craftsman never stops learning about his art," and has been improving his technique daily for 60 years. As of 2013, Master Kenjiro Doi has officially retired and passed on his legacy to his son, Itsuo Doi.
Suisin Aya is Master Itsuo Doi's beautiful line of traditional Japanese knives.
CAUTION: Moisture Causes Rusting and Discoloration
Left-handed knives are available for this style. Please call customer service at 1-800-626-2172 to order.
Please be cautious when inspecting carbon knives with wet hands after purchase. We ask customers to inspect all knives prior to using, and will not accept returns on damaged goods. In the event you receive a rusted knife, please call customer service within 48 hours, and we will be happy to assist you.