Taro Asano is one of only a handful of practicing ‘Kajiya’, the art of swordsmithing, in Japan. He started smithing knives and swords in 1997 as an apprentice, and continues to master his craft through continued practice at his workshop in Hashima-city near Nagoya in Japan. We discuss all things Katana, how he became a Kajiya, his view of luxury, his continued journey to make the perfect sword and knife and his passion for his craft.