Makoto Kurosaki is a knife sharpener based in Takefu Knife Village. It's often his hands behind the sharpening of knives from renowned knife makers, like Yoshimi Kato, Takumi Ikeda, and Makoto’s younger brother Yu Kurosaki. He is currently apprenticing under the legendary blacksmith, Hiroshi Kato.
As a sharpener, Kurosaki is extremely adept at giving his knives a remarkably thin edge for precision cutting and comfortable, lightweight handling. He works with a wide variety of steels from stainless to high-carbon varieties, and is constantly improving with each iteration as he makes his mark in the knife making world.