Needless to say, Koji Hara is Japan's top custom knife maker and designer. His skilled techniques and sensitive artistic sense allow him to create Art knife masterpieces that give you a sense of Japanese 'soul'.
Koji has been a long-time friend of mine for almost 30 years. When he started making custom knives in 1988, I frequently traveled with him to various American and international knife shows to help him with English communication and promoting his knives at his show tables. Now, as you may know, he has established himself as the top Japanese custom knife craftsman and he aggressively promotes his works of art at major knife shows, all around the world. Koji is best known for his precise, detailed hand inlay work, and knife designs that draw upon the aesthetics of traditional Japanese art and craft objects.