In my quest to learn about Japanese knives, I have a question that will be controversial. However it could open up some discourse on what are good examples of Japanese blacksmithing. So here goes, "Which Japanese blacksmith still producing knives today will be considered the greatest of our time." To be more specific here is the criteria: 1. Must be producing knives as of 2020 2. Japanese 3. Must be based on their history not their potential (that could be for another tread) 4. Minimum 30 plus years of experience 5. Only judge their work on the blade itself and not the fit and finish on the handle 6. Limit comments to why a blacksmith is great and not why there are not. 7. Use only their best line of knives to speak to their skills. For example TF use Denkas where he has the most input into the creation of his blade. I would like to see what people's short list are to learn and have a little fun. My apologies in advance to exclude non-japanese blacksmith. Perhaps we could do that for another thread region by region or world all-time tread. You can nominate more than one.