Master blacksmith Shiro Kamo is well established in the Takefu Knife Village in Japan. Kamo-san is the 3rd generation of Kamotou Hamono. He is also one of the founders and currently president of the prestigious Takefu Knife Village board association. Kamo-san started making knives when he was 25 years old. He is now in his sixties. He is the recipient of the title "Dento-Kogei-shi", which means "master of traditional craftsmanship". Shiro Kamo is now transmitting traditional craft methods to his disciples in Kamotou Hamono, in the TKV.