What is the NakayaHeiji?
Nakaya-Heiji is a "saw" Blacksmith-company which in established
in 1848 at Mito city.
HEIJI (Heiji Takeishi)
In the Beginning Heiji Takeishi came to Mito as a Blacksmith of "saws"from
which in Fukushima
He made all saws with Tamahagane which is a famous steel
He said it is very hard work. Because he could only make. a few
V(Tatujiro Takeishi Jr.)
He learned how to make saws from HEIJI U.
was 16 years old. He learned how to make saws from NakayaSakujiro who lived
in Utunomiya city.When he was 19 years old he came back to Mito.
worked as the chief director of the saw association of Ibaraki until the
He made excellent saws with Tamahamgane till 1914, and with
Kigami-Togo steel orYasuki
HEIJI W(Kihachi Takeishi)
He staeted learnninghow to make saws from the age of 12 years old
while he was still studying
Many saws which made by him were
very famous for thier sharpness.
Before world WarU,The saws which he were
sent out to Tokyo,and other cities,and foreign countries.
He has sutudied the making of "saws"from HEIJI Vand
HEIJI W from 1967.
Recently the use of hand made "saws" has declined
The reason is of couse,becouse almost all carpenters have bugun to
use electric tools and the
cheape disposable "saws".
He had learnd
how to make another Japanese traditional tools from Mr.Kengo Usui who lived in
He was intoroduced to Mr.Shigeyosi Iwasaki and learned
about metal and steel,andhow to make Iwasaki's tools.
He is greatllyrespected
as a teacher.
He has sutudied the making of kitchen knives and other toolsfrom HEIJI
and Yoshikane who lived in Sanjo city,Niigata pref from 2003.
The list of service and goods.
We make saws,planes,and many kinds of blade and knives.
You can order the knife with your original shapes, weight ,materials.You
can choice the kinds of steel and iron. If you order to us with your plan,you
can get the oliginal knife.You willl be satisfied with the knife.
We sell many kinds of knives and Japanese traditional tool. For example, Kitchin knife, Japanese plane,
Japanese hunting knife, Japanese traditional tool for professional craftsman.
The items which I have may be expensive. But I think they are very high quality.
When you want to repair your knives or tool please ask me.
I can sharpen it. I also may be able to repair handles of them.
When you have any more question, please let me know. I may be able to help you..