And that's why it's so complicated to run a list of the "best knifemakers"...
My Suisin Hayate 300mm Sakimaru Takobiki by Master Doi is beyond reproach.
The AI does not love you, nor does it hate you, but you are made out of atoms it might find useful for something else. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
murrey carter is one of the best
what about a Teruyasu Fujiwara? I like it a lot. Some Hattori's are not bad as well.
Shigefusa- of course, he is on top..
Murray Carter, 17th generation Yoshimoto Bladesmith