Mitsuaki Takada

A Knife Craftsman in Sakai, Osaka JAPAN

Mitsuaki Takada has been working for Ashi Cutlery Works Co. Ltd. since
2002, making mainly kitchen knives. He is multi-talented, with expertise
in areas ranging from cutlery making to DTP design. His private brand,
Mitsuaki-T* was established in 2008, and through that he has started
introducing original hand-made crafts, mainly paper knives.

The brand concept is multi-sided. This is expressed through his choice
in logos - it looks like the star or the sun... it could also look like flower
or leaf. He is passionate about creating pieces that give happiness to
those around them. With this multi-sided philosophy in mind he not
only focuses on making of the blade (forging and sharpening), but also
on woodwork, leather crafts, stitching, and DTP to compliment his knives.

Mitsuaki Takada believes detail is life! - His love of crafts and product
making is evident in his attention to the small details in all of his products.


(Translated by Japanese Knife Imports)