Went into a local knife store just to shoot the shit and get a second opinion on some product. The store in question is Tosho knife arts in Toronto.
After a while they showed me their new pride and joy, a kitchen knife made by the sword maker Hiromune Takaba.
This knife is made with sword steel, so tamahagane. They also had a chunk of the steel on hand which is wicked cool.
The finish is 3D by all means of the word. It has ridges and levels and is outstanding to look at. Not sure if I would ever take this thing near food. The finish would probably create a ton of drag.
They had a cleaner piece that might belong near produce
The picture don't do the knives justice, they are crazy beautiful in person